About the Awareness Walk
The COT Awareness Walk: Addressing Poverty Through Community is a fundraiser to help spread awareness around poverty and holistic poverty alleviation. Many families are challenged by the broken systems in our communities such as transportation, food security, affordable housing, and access to resources. We hope to bring awareness to the daily struggles of many families in our communities and our holistic approach to alleviation.
What is holistic poverty alleviation?
At COT, we believe that poverty is more than a lack of financial resources. We believe that spiritual, relational, physical, and intellectual resources are just as important for a balanced and thriving lifestyle. We use the power of a supportive community to strengthen all of these dimensions.
Become A Sponsor
Calling all individuals, businesses, and organizations! We are looking for sponsors for this event.
Your sponsorship and support goes to supplying our sites with the curriculum and materials needed to teach our leadership class, providing a weekly meal to families, supporting the children’s programming, and supporting our administrative outreach team.
Become a Participant
The Awareness Walk will be a 2 mile walk at your own pace. Your $25 registration fee will support Communities of Transformation in our efforts to alleviate all forms of poverty.
Register by May 8th to ensure a t-shirt at registration. All registrations after the 8th will receive their t-shirt as soon as possible. There are two COT Walk locations but participants can complete the walk in their own location. Each individual can choose which COT Site they wish to support through this fundraiser.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
Click here to register online. Once completed, you will receive an email confirming your registration.
Blount Cultural Park
Roaring Run Trail Park
What day and time is the event?
The event will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 9 am CT / 10 am ET in two locations. If you are walking independently, please complete your walk that morning.
What safety suggestions should I be aware of?
Don’t forget to properly hydrate yourself during the days leading up to the event. Take a bottle of water and remember to drink regularly during the event.
How do I get my T-Shirt?
Individuals who register before May 8th will receive their shirts at registration. Individuals who register after May 8th will receive their shirts as soon as possible.
Where do I walk?
The two site will offer a local course for the Awareness Walk. Information on the local COT courses will be emailed after participants complete the registration process.
Individuals walking independently are encouraged to pick their own course for the event where they are comfortable and safe; park, neighborhood, gym, etc.
How long is the walk?
The walk is 2 miles.