Inaugural Stride for Seminarians Walk A Thon

September 21, 2014 / BY / IN Blog, Event Management, Fundraising, Marketing + Creative Services

Date: September 21, 2014

Venue: Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Guests: 1,100

Description: Over $75,000 was raised for Chaldean seminarians in the Inaugural Stride for Seminarians event held Sunday, September 21 at the Detroit Zoo. The event drew over 1,100 community members and the outdoor pavilion was packed to celebrate mass presided by Bishop Francis.

They highlight of the day was clearly with setup at 6:00 am. It was dark, a little chilly, and then the rain came in – sideways. As we managed supplies and boxes upon boxes of donated items, shirts, etc, we braced ourselves for a brief moment when the monsoon came. Fr. Andrew Seba reminded us that rain comes from God, then led us in prayer. About fifteen minutes later the rain subsided, and nothing but love, pride, and community shined through. It was a beautiful way to end the summer.

Please click here for the photo album and see below for the video produced by our friends at Zara Creative.

For more info on the event, visit and t secure a sponsorship for 2015,




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