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WHAT: Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn Walkathon Fundraiser-- A Better
Step at a Time
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2007, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
Registration and Ki
Post-Walkathon Celebration: Soda Bar,
Route: the walk will follow
BACKGROUND: Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB) to hold Walkathon Fundraiser—a Better Brooklyn, One Step at a Time. Individuals, teams and families are invited to step out on October 14 to participate in a Walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the ongoing fight against the outsized and unpopular Forest City Ratner Atlantic Yards project.
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, a non-profit corporation with 501-C3 status, is an umbrella organization for a coalition of citizen, community and faith-based groups that oppose the current plan for the development of Atlantic Yards. Last year’s Walkathon fundraiser involved over 300 participants and raised over $100,000.
The Walkathon, open to all, will start at the edge of the project’s footprint, on the corner of
Individuals or teams can register to participate and raise money for the event at www.dddb.net. Donations take place online through a secure and fully-automated system, or can be made in person on the day of the event. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn supports true progress for Brooklyn, and believes that the citizens of