Monday, January 28th, 2013

Walkathon for Syrian-Armenian relief

BURBANK-On February 10, The Armenian Youth Federation, Burbank
"Varak" Chapter will be hosting a walkathon to raise funds as well as
awareness about the Syrian Armenian Crisis that is currently taking
place in Syria.

The walk will start from Brand Park at 10 AM (1601 W. Mountain St,
Glendale, CA 91201) and end at the Burbank Youth Center (75 E. Santa
Anita Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502).

During the walkathon members of the Armenian Youth Federation will be
passing out informative brochures to the public informing them of the
Syrian Civil War and the crisis the Armenian's living in Syria are in.

Funds raised from the event will be used to send aid to the Armenians
residing in Syria through the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund.

"No matter how distant our people are, they are always in our
thoughts, and we will do anything to give them a helping hand,"
said Rafi Orphali, a member of the Armenian Youth Federation "Varak"
Chapter. "This event hopes to unite the Armenian people during a time
of urgency."

Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most
influential Armenian American youth organization in the United States,
working to advance the social, political, educational and cultural
awareness of Armenian-American youth.