walkathon

noun
walk·​a·​thon | \ ˈwȯ-kə-ˌthän How to pronounce walkathon (audio) \

Definition of walkathon

: a walk covering a considerable distance organized especially to raise money for a cause

Examples of walkathon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brooke Dinsmoor created the walkathon invitations while Pap Corps board member Barbara Spiller sent the invitations to the residents. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, "Woodfield Boca Raton’s Pap Corps chapter organizes first walkathon," 20 Apr. 2021 Karen Bonheim, a two-time cancer survivor, organized the walkathon and addressed the participants. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, "Woodfield Boca Raton’s Pap Corps chapter organizes first walkathon," 20 Apr. 2021 The Palm Isles Chapter of The Pap Corps recently hosted the 27th annual walkathon at the 55-and-over community in Boynton Beach to raise awareness of cancer research and the ongoing fight in finding treatments for a cure. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, "They brought bikes, trikes and pups to raise $14K for cancer research," 18 Feb. 2021 The walkathon participants also included cancer survivors. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, "They brought bikes, trikes and pups to raise $14K for cancer research," 18 Feb. 2021 There’s also a walkathon to raise money for the West Suburban Humane Society, and the option to get your pet microchipped ($35, with proceeds benefiting the shelter). Web Behrens, chicagotribune.com, "15 things to do with the kids Sept. 23-29," 22 Sep. 2019 The Washington Elementary Parent Teacher Organization raised approximately $76,000 to pay for the new playground through events such as a walkathon in October, and donated that money to the district. Heather Cherone, chicagotribune.com, "New playground, new assistant principal headed to Washington Elementary in Park Ridge," 29 May 2018 Proceeds from the sales and a walkathon Friday will be used to purchase equipment for a new playground, said council President Katie Mulcrone. Diane Dachota, chicagotribune.com, "Brook Park students create, show mixed media artwork," 4 May 2018 The 3-mile walkathon raises funds for the International CG Scoliosis Convention in July. Julie A. Short/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Longtime Avon Lake resident appointed to Ward 3 council seat: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of walkathon

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for walkathon

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“Walkathon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkathon. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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walkathon

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English Language Learners Definition of walkathon

chiefly US : an organized event in which people walk to raise money for a particular cause or group

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