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BELLINGHAM â€” The Saint Blaise Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul is participating in the â€śFriends of the Poor Walk," a national walk that provides an opportunity to raise funds for the local conference.
Started in 2008, the walk has grown each year, attracting over 18,000 walkers and raising over $1.4 million with over 1,000 conferences participating. This is the second year St. Blaise is participating.
Last year, St. Blaise had 26 walkers and raised $4,390. The group says it is looking to double the participation and funds raised.
The 2.5-mile Friends of the Poor Walk will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Sept. 29. The walk begins at St. Blaise Church, 1158 South Main St., at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 8:15) and ends back at the church.
The St. Blaise Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul is made up of men and women who provide personal and financial service locally to those having a difficult time.
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