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Fannie Mae Help The Homeless Walkathon On The National Mall

Each year, thousands of participants raise money to fight homelessness here in the District through the Homeless walkathon. This year’s Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon takes place on the National Mall on Saturday, November 19.

The walk is for the nearly 12,000 people in the Washington, DC area who are homeless – 40% of which are families and one in four is a child. The Help the Homeless Program, which culminates with the Walkathon on the National Mall, raises funds to support organizations working to prevent and end homelessness in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since 1988, it has raised more than $85 million, impacting thousands of families and children in our communities.

For almost 25 years, Fannie Mae has supported efforts to help prevent and end homelessness through the Help the Homeless Program.  This event is especially important this year because it is the last year that Fannie Mae will support the annual walk on the National Mall.

Photo Credit: Fannie Mae Help the Homeless

If you are not interested in fund raising and/or walking, you may still support the cause by registering as a virtual walker. Make a difference in the lives of these families and children by walking in the Walkathon on the National Mall, walking in a community Mini-Walk, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering your time to support organizations dedicated to serving homeless people.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

WHERE:
Starts on the National Mall between 9th and 12th Streets. The route is approximately 3.1 miles long. View the Help the Homeless Walkathon Route here.

TICKETS: Pre-registration fees are $30 Adult, $35 Virtual Walker, $20 Youth (age 25 and younger)
Registration fees on Event Day are $35 Adult, $20 Youth (age 25 and younger). Register online here.

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