walk_a_thon.jpegLAKE  WORTH — The Haitian American Tree Trust will hold its first walkathon in memory of the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who died in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated their country two years ago.

Organizers say they expect some 5,000 participants will march from Lake Worth City Hall, 7 N. Dixie Hwy., to the beach.

Registration will take place at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 824 Lake Ave.

The walk is expected to raise money to pay for the planting of 300,000 fruit trees throughout Haiti, representing the people killed in the tragedy.

The tree-planting is part of a major reforesting effort.

Some of the money raised by the trust will also go to provide clean water to Haitians.  This will be done by building sustainable ponds throughout the nine residential districts.

The hope is to eliminate cholera and provide all families with clean water. These ponds also will feed into cities and villages.  

Sponsorship fees are $10 for a walker, who will also receive a T-shirt, or $20 that will include a T-shirt with the sponsor’s company logo on the back. 

Sponsors should make checks payable to HATT Foundation, 824 Lake Ave., Suite A, Lake Worth, FL 33460.  All donations are tax deductible.

For more information contact the Haitian American Tree Trust and 561-598-3864 or 855-968-4288 or visit HaitianAmericanTreeTrust.org