Virtual: A Walk in their Words

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Catholic Family Center joins The Center in Utica and sponsors Fidelis Care, CNY Arts and Bank of Utica in recognizing World Refugee Day. The Center has created a virtual Run/Walk on behalf of refugee resettlement agencies across New York State to commemorate World Refugee Day 2020, raise awareness and raise dollars.  A "Walk in Their Words" will provide participants the opportunity to listen to refugee and immigrant audio stories during the virtual walk/run and hear the personal experiences and journeys of individuals from many different regions of the world. All proceeds will support the partner agencies, who have all been impacted by recent funding cuts, as well as by the current COVID-19 health crisis.

An exciting addition to the event will be participation by the band MOE, a progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity, a career spanning three decades and 24 albums.

Those interested should visit for more information and to register for the event. For a $30 minimum donation, individuals can participate from anywhere!

· Walk or run on your treadmill

· Take a walk or run in your neighborhood

· Run in the park, but please be sure to follow all County or State regulations, as well as the CDC’s guidelines of social distancing