Thursday, October 10, 2013

Downtown Charleston Bombarded by Zombies!

by Lerraine Haak

       From Meeting to King Street, Zombies are taking over Marion Square in Downtown Charleston. The bodies rising from the graves caused cars to fly off into buildings. The drivers instantly died and came back to life.
       Evacuation plans for the outer areas of Charleston are taking place while zombie hunters and military personal gather to corral the walking dead for scientists to research and explain this unexpected and strange series of events. Well, okay, not really; the zombie apocalypse is not upon us just yet. However, the fourth annual Zombie Walk is coming up soon!
       Haven’t heard of the Zombie Walk yet? Well, it’s a walk where you can be a zombie or zombie killer (the enemy) all while helping a great cause and getting some seriously funny looks from people! What’s not to like?

       The Zombie walk was started by Cassandra White in memory of a close friend who lost a battle to pulmonary hypertension. White’s friend loved zombies and she decided that this would be a great way to raise money for MUSC’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program.
       According to MUSC’s website
, pulmonary hypertension is a health issue created by high blood pressure within the lungs. The Pulmonary Hypertension Program isn’t the only charity that benefits from the Zombie Walk. White usually looks for a second charity to give to as well, such as Camp Happy Days, a local non-profit that aids children with cancer and their families. According to the Charleston Zombie Walk website, “In recent years the Zombie Walk donations for these programs have accounted for $6,919.54 for MUSC's Pulmonary Hypertension Program (2010-2012) and $1,610.50 for Camp Happy Days.”

Want to join in the fun this year? Come check it out!

4th Annual Charleston Zombie Walk
Sunday October 20th
Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Square
Walk begins at 7:00 p.m.

$5 Suggested Donation



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