8th Proper Walk – August 11-25, 2016
Eight Americans, eight Kenyans, and 22 camels trekked 110 miles on the 8th Adventure for a Cause. To date, the 2016 Proper Walkers have raised $130,000 for the Makindu Children’s Program. The Walkers faced challenging terrain, wild animals and indigenous people in their journey.
Read this year’s Walk journal here to learn more about the Adventure.
The Proper Walk is dedicated to raising the awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Sahara Africa and the children left in its wake. The eight Proper Walks have covered 1350 miles in the Great Rift Valley and have raised over $730,000 for the Makindu Children’s Program.
If there is one last great African journey, this might be it: 160 miles of wildest Kenya, a trek done in the style of the old explorers, a pack of seriously ornery camels, and one really good cause. -Tim Cahill, National Geographic Adventure magazine, Sep 2005
The Proper Walk is an “adventure for a cause” created by Michael Farley, a former ’70s Peace Corps volunteer stationed in Makindu, Kenya East Africa. Proper Walks are a biannual event that raises money for the Makindu Children’s Program (MCP), a 501c-3 supporting the Makindu Children’s Centre (MCC). MCC is a day use facility that cares for more than 450 AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children in Makindu.