BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, OCTOBER 18, 2015. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, OCTOBER 18, 2015. Today, around 2,000 Birmingham residents moved to invest in long-term solutions to improve the quality of life for communities worldwide at the annual Aga Khan Foundation Walk Birmingham, at Railroad Park. The event is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to raise awareness and funds for programs that work with communities around the world to build better futures.

The event raised nearly $310,000, which reflects the enthusiastic outpouring from walkers and sponsors across the metro area including national sponsor The Coca-Cola Company. 100 percent of net proceeds from the event go directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation.

The charity event attracted a range of participants eager to help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia improve their quality of life. Contributions make a tremendous impact in creating locally driven opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to attend school, farmers in Mali to feed their families, and mothers in India to lead healthy lives. These are the cornerstones of a thriving community. Visit our blog to learn more about what we do, at

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