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“Walk For a Friend ... With a Friend ... Meet New Friends,” Heads to IFA Annual Convention

Deb Evans and AK Stout, of internet show “Social Geek Radio,” today announced their second “Walk For a Friend ... With a Friend ... Meet New Friends” will be during the International Franchise Association’s 2013 convention in Las Vegas.

Nov. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- HOUSTON -- On the heels the super successful New York City walk-a-thon, Deb Evans and AK Stout, hosts of internet show “Social Geek Radio,” today announced their second “Walk For a Friend ... With a Friend ... Meet New Friends” will be held during the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) 2013 convention, which will be held in Las Vegas.

Evans and Stout launched the campaign October 21, 2012 to raise awareness of Charity Miles, a smart phone application that earns money for charity by tracking every mile a person runs, walks or bikes. See the event video  http://www.ehandersonpr.com/video/charity-miles-nyc-smartbrief.mov (http://www.ehandersonpr.com/video/charity-miles-nyc-smartbrief.mov) That day in New York City, Stout and Evans along with Charity Miles app founder Gene Gurkoff and about a dozen others explored Central Park on foot, with the Charity Miles app calculating every step of the 5.5 mile jaunt.  Others participated by walking in their neighborhoods including Paris, France, New Jersey, Delaware and North Carolina.

“My goal now is to help build awareness of Charity Miles in the franchising industry,” said Evans.  “Many that walked in NYC will be at IFA and there are several franchise industry folks that could not attend and want to join us.”

The date and time for the second event will be announced in December.  Until then, Evans suggests walkers and bikers download the app to begin helping charities immediately.

Bicyclists earn 10 cents per mile; walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile; all up to one million dollars, courtesy of corporate sponsors.  Anyone with a smartphone can download the app charitymiles.org/.

Gurkoff was a guest on Social Geek Radio in September after Stout learned about the app.

About Charity Miles
Founded by Gene Gurkoff  who helped found Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which has raised over $16,000,000 for Parkinson’s research since 2006. Gene runs marathons and participates in Ironman triathlons to raise money and awareness for Team Fox in honor of his grandfather who has Parkinson’s youtube.com/watch?v=kTcM74bkBdI and visit charitymiles.org/

About Social Geek Radio
A weekly internet radio show to get in touch with your inner geek as hosts Deb Evans, AK Stout and a weekly guest discuss use of social technologies on today’s web.  Evans and Stout talk about utilizing the various social technology platforms to connect with others. This show is for those who enjoy technology just as much as relationships. At the end of each episode the #GeekItOut segment offers cool and useful websites and apps. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/socialgeekradio

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