AGBU YPs Walk for Victims of Boston Marathon Tragedy

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WATERTOWN — On Wednesday, May 15, members of the Armenian General Benevolent Union Young Professionals of Boston (AGBU YP) will lead a 5K untimed walk/ run through Watertown to benefit The One Fund.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. at the AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn St., and the walk begins at 7 p.m.

AGBU YP Boston Chair Irina Nanagoulian explained the motivation behind the event, saying, “Specific thought was given to the date of the event (one- month anniversary) as well as the location. Since Watertown is home to so many Armenian families, churches, cultural centers and the New England AGBU Center, we felt that it would be especially meaningful to hold the event here — to contribute to the revitalization of the town. The length of the walk — 5k — also has meaning — 1 kilometer dedicated to the four people who lost their lives and the last kilometer dedicated to the survivors and everyone who made the Greater Boston area strong and safe in the aftermath.”

The AGBU YP Greater New York Chapter will also host a simultaneous walk/ run to benefit The One Fund.

“The goal of this event is not only to raise money for The One Fund but it is also to come together, as Armenians, Americans, citizens of the world and stand together against violence and remind each other of the resilience and courage of the human spirit,” said Nanagoulian.

One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to The One Fund to help Boston Marathon bombing victims and families. To purchase registration early, or to donate, visit http://agbuypboston.webs.com/.

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