Notably, the walk will take place on Father's Day to be mindful of the children of Sudan and Africa who are without their families, Hawkins said. It also happens to be World Refugee Day, which was established to create awareness about the plight of refugees in the world.
"[The Sudanese] all inspire me so much and really put things in my life, in perspective," Hawkins said. "Thinking about how they walked without their parents at such a young age, worrying about whether they were going to live another day... dodging bullets, hiding from soldiers, the risk of becoming slaves if captured, being afraid of being eaten by crocodiles -- those are real problems."
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Hawkins encourages the community to participate in the walk.
All-day entertainment will take place in the Green Lake's Great Room, complete with dancers, dancing, drumming, movies and information booths. T-shirts will also be sold.
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