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Hindu community walkathon raises $57K for Toronto’s Anishnawbe Health – CBC

‘We live in Canada, we have to give back to this country as well’, says Koki Patel

Oct 19, 2017

An Indigenous health centre will be the beneficiary of nearly $57,000 in funds raised by an annual walkathon put on by Toronto’s Hindu community.

For the last 21 years, Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre has organized a walkathon to raise money, which is then donated to a different charity each year.

“We live in Canada, we have to give back to this country as well,” said Koki Patel, president of fundraising at the SMCC. “So this is our way of exposing our people to Canadian culture as well. We have to do our due diligence here, now, not just back home.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/annual-hindu-fundraiser-anishnawbe-health-1.4361003

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