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Thousands of People Walk for Hunger Awareness

Posted March 16, 2008 10:06 p.m. EDT
Updated March 17, 2008 11:08 a.m. EDT

— About 3,000 people gathered Sunday on Duke University's campus to walk for hunger awareness and to raise money.

Participants in the 34th annual CROP Hunger Walk event strode 4.8 miles in an effort to raise $210,000.

Seventy-five percent of the money raised is used for hunger-relief efforts in 80 countries.

Twenty-five percent of the funds are distributed to hunger-fighting agencies in Durham.