MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prepare for a day of fun, sun, and spirit on July 17 as Sevathon 2011 kicks off at Sunnyvale's Baylands Park at 7:00 am. The Bay Area walkathon, derives its name from the Sanskrit word "seva" meaning service and is an initiative that brings the larger community together to support that most selfless of human causes - service to others.
Now in its third year, Sevathon represents the combined effort of over 40 Bay Area non-profits and thousands of their members, enabling Sevathon registrants to choose to help solve any of a wide variety of society’s problems such as hunger, homelessness, domestic violence, curable blindness or illiteracy.
Just as in 2010, this year Sevathon has a pre-event torch ceremony that is travelling across the many cities of the Bay Area to spread the Sevathon spirit to everyone it touches and to showcase the tremendous work that Sevathon partners do every day. The first passing of the torch will happen in June at India Community Center in Milpitas. The schedule for the upcoming ceremonies will be posted online.
“Last year was a banner year for us. We are looking to increase our attendance from over 1,500 to 2,400. Sevathon non-profits are working across the globe... from villages in Africa to the rural heartlands of India to right here serving the Indian Diaspora in America. Sevathon provides a common platform to our local communities to learn about the amazing work these organizations are doing and choose to help a cause they feel close to," says Raju Reddy, chair of Sevathon 2011.
Over 2000 people are expected to walk or run in the 5k, 10k, and half marathon, and to attend the cultural extravaganza and the food fair, which will happen in parallel with the walkathon throughout the day.
Sevathon 2011 has received huge support especially from children and youth who are today volunteering and participating in the fundraising in unprecedented numbers.
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