Organiser : The Loomba Foundation
Chris Parsons, international corporate lawyer, began his 1260 km Walk for Widows from BSE in Mumbai today, in the presence of Lord Raj Loomba CBE, Founder and Chairman Trustee of The Loomba Foundation, Mr. Foundation, a UN accredited global NGO working for the cause of poor widows and their children will be walking 30 marathons in 30 days (42 Kms per day) to raise $1 million for these beneficiaries. The walkathon is expected to end in Bangalore on February 8, 2015 via Goa and Mangalore.
Mr. Parsons' Walk for Widows has been supported by Bombay Stock Exchange, Tata Consultancy Services, Apollo Hospitals’ Billion Hearts Beating, PepsiCo’s Gatorade with Brightsons being the travel partner. The initiative has also received tremendous support from humanitarian lawyer and former first lady Cherie Blair CBE, QC, President, The Loomba Foundation, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Nick Clegg, MP Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Patron of The Loomba Foundation, Sir Richard Branson, Patron-in-Chief of The Loomba Foundation and Chris Gayle, International Cricket Star among others. Chris Parsons has already raised over $280,000 of his targeted $1million funds, which will be used to empower 5000 poor widows in Varanasi