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13th Annual CRY Charity Walk Held in Chicago

CHICAGO,IL— CRY, Child Rights and You America Inc. (CRY America), a 501c3 non profit that works towards ensuring children their basic rights to live, learn, grow and play, organizes it’s 13th annual CRY Walk for Child Rights across 16 cities. The annual walk brings together people from varied walks of life, who feel passionately for the cause. The event provides a platform for people to help children secure a better future and reinforces the belief that “change is possible.”

Walkers and runners alike in Chicago participated in 5k walks and runs on September 15th at Busse Woods on a beautiful sunny day. The walk lead, Avani Shah, along with volunteers held a successful walk, raising up to $3,500. The day consisted of a 5k Walk/Run with many activities for participants, which included food, henna, watermelon eating contest, musical chairs, and a lemon race. The event had 75 participants. The event was a space for families to have an outing and ensure opportunities for underprivileged children.
CRY America would like to thank Star TV, TV Asia, Air India, Shani International, Patel Brothers, Swad, DJ Oza, Radio Zindagi, New York Life, Hi India, and Asia Times. CRY America appreciates the generous support of Patel Brothers, Mr. Nimish Jani, Hetal Patel, Anuja Gupta, Cognizant, all our event sponsors, media partners, and donors in making this event a success. A special shout out also goes out to the dedicated volunteers, fundraisers and team leaders who have relentlessly worked to organize this event.

Shefali Sunderlal, President, CRY America stated, “Only when children are given the right opportunities, can they realize their full potential and dreams. Raising awareness and funds through the CRY Walk is a step forward in ensuring that children get a chance to be educated, healthy and happy.”