From scare-actors to ofrenda artists, L.A.’s October’s spooky season is back in full force with the Halloween Walk to End Hunger (http://walktoendhunger.org), in which participants walk in the footsteps of the late actress Barbara Stanwyck with the ultimate goal of walking 100 miles with food in hand for a good cause.
The walk begins at the corner of Pico and Central with the event ending at The Grove, located at 6151 Melrose in Los Angeles, at the intersection of Lincoln and Fairfax.
An estimated 50,000 people, including celebrities, health-nutritionists, and celebrity chefs, will walk with the goal of raising $500,000 for the Los Angeles chapter of Food Bank For New York City.
An increase in celebrity participation in the event was also reported to have spurred the creation of a new celebrity walking group called “Hollywood Celebrity Walk to End Hunger.”
L.A. has a long tradition of fear-inspiring events, ranging from the scarecrow carousel, a scarecrow parade in Century City, a scarecrow street parade in Pasadena, and a scarecrow theater in Santa Monica.
The Walk to End Hunger, which is being held by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Red Cross, will be the final Halloween event in the city before the start of fall.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. on the corner of Central and Pico in Downtown Los Angeles. Participants will meet at 7 p.m. in front of the Red Cross to head to The Grove to walk throughout the evening.
The Walk to End Hunger is the fourth annual event in the series. The event is designed for those who have not previously participated in the walk which covers a distance of approximately one mile. The Walk to End Hunger event has raised over $1,000,000 for food bank and emergency food service programs and has raised more than $1,000,000 for the Red Cross in Los Angeles County.
According to Stanwyck’s daughter Maureen, who has worked with The Red Cross in Los Angeles, the walk will “celebrate the end of a life with dignity.”
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