Presentation on theme: "Who The World’s Biggest Walk concept was presented at the 2007 World Transplant Games in Bangkok by Sophie Morell to the team mangers for representing."— Presentation transcript:
Who The World’s Biggest Walk concept was presented at the 2007 World Transplant Games in Bangkok by Sophie Morell to the team mangers for representing member countries of the World Transplant Games Federation. Within 48 hours over 10 countries had expressed interest in participating in this free global event. Subsequently over the next couple of months the event grew bigger than expected. The World’s Biggest Walk is the only event of its kind in the world. It has been developed to link communities across the world to raise awareness for organ/tissue donation and transplantation. This annual experience is the only global event that knows no borders, no stateliness' and has one vision. The World Biggest Walk is not a fundraiser. This is a global awareness walk. Being part of a life changing event will make a difference to someone’s life. A life of someone you may not even know.
What To raise global awareness for organ / tissue donation & transplantation by walking 5km at exactly the same time across 5 continents around the world. When October 25 th noon Greenwich Mean Time Globally
Where Countries registered so far: Australia Austria Bulgaria Canada China Croatia Egypt England Finland France Germany Hong Kong, China India Iran Indonesia Ireland Italy Netherlands New Zealand Northern Ireland Norway Pakistan Russia Saudi Arabia Scotland Slovenia South Africa Turkey USA Wales Why Number of people on waiting lists and still counting China: 2,000,000 UK: 8,000 Latin America: 50,000 Australia: 1,800 USA: 99,500 Canada: 4,200 France: 11,000 South Africa: 3,500
How 1.Choose a location. 2.Register a walk on the website 3.Receive a ‘Host Pack’ via 4.Contact the start advertising the walk locally 5.Get a group of friends, families & colleagues together on October 25 th, Start walking and talking 7.Take a photo of the group 8. the photo to 9.Start planning for 2009
These faces are not the only reason we need to walk and talk.
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