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CRY Chicago Walk 2012

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Walk your way into the hearts of grateful kids! Imagine kids that are in need of food, education, medication and above all a childhood! You can help them by just participating!

CRY Chicago presents 5K Walk event to benefit kids fighting for their basic rights everyday. Join us and help make this event a grand success and in turn change the lives of under-privileged children one step at a time!  Check our Facebook page for additional information.

Event Description:

- Onsite registration and packet pickup from 8:30 am.
- Inaugural speech by Ravi Saligram, President and CEO, OfficeMax – 9:20 am.
- Walk starts at 9.30 am.
- Post walk activities starting around 11.30 am:
- Balloon Artist and Clown - face painting and fun stuff for kids.
- Mehendi Artist - For fabulous hand paints.
- Awards ceremony
- Lunch for all registered walkers sponsored by India House

Walk Registration Fees: 

 Adults - $15; Students - $10; Couples - $25; Family of 4 - $45

*Donations of $100 or more are eligible for upto six free registrants.

Special Recognition Awards

We will be presenting two awards this year:

  • For the individual/team that raises the most funds for the event.
  • For the individual/team that has the most participants at the event by 9am.
  • All registrants receive participation certificates.


  • 1) Online registration will close on Sep 15th @11:59pm. 
  • 2) Attractive T-shirt for all participants registering before Sep 5th!
  • 3) Students - please bring your student ID on the day of the event.
  • 4) Families with strollers are welcome to participate in the Walk.
  • 5) Kids are encouraged to participate in a short fun walk!
  • 6) The event will take place irrespective of the weather conditions.
  • 7) There are no refunds, nor can you transfer registration to another individual.

You can do more:

  • Be an individual fundraiser for the event.
  • Be a sponsor.
  • Donate to the CRY cause.
  • Inspire others to walk with you as a team.
  • Be an event volunteer.

Become a Walk Fundraiser: 

The money raised through CRY Walk 2012 will be utilized to partner child development projects in India and USA. We urge you to take a walk in the right direction!

If you would like to set up a Fundraising Page – just click the "Become a Fundraiser" badge on this page! Customize your personal fundraising page and email it out to friends, family and co-workers and ask them to make a contribution on your fundraising page - thank you and good luck on your fundraising campaign!





Events Details:




8.30AM to 1PM


Busse Woods Forest Preserve (Grove 5)
Corner of Higgins & Arlington Hts Rd,
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Parking Instructions:

Free Parking near Grove 5

AC Contact details:

Sunil Kulkarni

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Top Ten Donors

1. Kluth $ 3000.00
2. COPAA $ 1000.00
3. Ravichandra $ 1000.00
4. NIKHIL $ 500.00
5. Shamsheer $ 350.00
6. Sunil $ 300.00
7. Girish $ 300.00
8. Thulasi $ 250.00
9. Youngold LLC $ 250.00
10. Sharmeen $ 245.00

Event Fundraisers

1. Thulasi Kethini $ 3250.00
2. Girish Rao $ 2432.00
3. COPAA $ 1000.00
4. Shamsheer Gir $ 890.00
5. Sunil Kulkarni $ 830.00
6. Nikhil Sagar $ 500.00
7. Sonia Guleria $ 489.00
8. Smita Shah $ 310.00
9. Krishna Dudella $ 15.00