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Support ALIVE! By Joining the 40th Annual StepALIVE! Walkathon This Sunday, Oct. 17

Lisa Clausen and Sally Gardner of Fairlington United Methodist Church walk in support of StepALIVE! during last year’s event. (Photo courtesy ALIVE!)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Want to support a good cause? Come out for the 40th Annual StepALIVE! Walkathon this Sunday, Oct. 17. The fundraiser’s goal is $65,000, and every penny will support ALIVE!’s many programs, which help Alexandria residents struggling with poverty and hunger. As the pandemic continues, the money raised will assist ALIVE! in their mission to provide food, shelter, emergency financial assistance, and eviction prevention.

The five-mile walk through Old Town will start and finish in the parking lot of First Christian Church at 2723 King St. Pre-registration and t-shirt pickup begins at 1:15 p.m., the walk starts at 2, and a celebration is scheduled from 3:30-4:30.

Walkers are invited to register in advance by visiting There is a link to donate on the page as well. Because ALIVE! is a nonprofit, all donations are tax deductible.  Individuals can create their own teams by creating an account. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that raise the most money and have the most walkers.

During pre-registration, participants can enjoy music by the Alexandria Citizen Band. The StepALIVE! Bluegrass Band will play the post-walk celebration.

Sponsors this year include: the Alfred Street Baptist Church, Blaszkow Legal PLLC, Ruth L. and Michael J. Chamowitz, Fairlington United Methodist Men, and Oliff PLC.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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