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Rock and Stroll

Walk raises awareness, funds for homeless.

Nonprofit executive directors gather for a photo at the Rock and Stroll walk to end homelessness. From left: Shelley Murphy, Wesley Housing; Pamela Michell, New Hope Housing; Michael O'Rourke, AACH; Ken Naser, ALIVE!; and Bonnie Baxley, Community Lodgings.

Nonprofit executive directors gather for a photo at the Rock and Stroll walk to end homelessness. From left: Shelley Murphy, Wesley Housing; Pamela Michell, New Hope Housing; Michael O'Rourke, AACH; Ken Naser, ALIVE!; and Bonnie Baxley, Community Lodgings.

— More than 400 people descended on Cameron Run Park Sept. 29 for the second annual Acacia Federal Rock and Stroll walk to end homelessness.

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Photo by Jeanne Theismann

Walkers prepare for the start of the second annual Acacia Federal Rock and Stroll walk to end homelessness Sept. 29 at Cameron Run Park.

“We had a great turn out,” said Community Lodgings Assistant Executive Director Jim Dempsey. “We can't thank our sponsors and participants enough for all they did today to help so many in our community.”

Five local organizations participated in the event, including ALIVE!, the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, Community Lodgings, New Hope Housing and Wesley Housing.

For more information on Rock and Stroll, visit www.rockandstroll.net.

— Jeanne Theismann