Walk for CORD!
Updated: May 28
Join us Memorial Day (May 29) on our Annual Walk for CORD!
Kensington Metropark, West Boat Launch.
Registration opens at 9:00am
Invocation, Welcome, and Instructions at 9:30, followed by the Walk.
Super fun times together with a picnic lunch, games and dancing! Don't miss this chance to bond with our community! Come join the fun with your whole family!
Please see the attached forms for the Participant Signup Sheet and the Pledge Sheet.
Proceeds go to the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development - both in India and locally in Michigan. For more information on this work, see: https://cordindia.in/, www.cordglobal.org, www.cordusa.org
Please contact Renuka Subramanian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Sangita Shivakumar @ 248-980-7239, Renuka Subramanian (WhatsApp) @ 734.844.0029 for more information
Walk for CORD
Meet at the West Boat Launch, Kensington Metro Park, 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380
9 am: Registration begins.
Please return your Pledge sheets at the Registration Desk.
9:30am: Invocation & Welcome followed by the Walk for CORD
11 am: A quick snack break – cookies, popsicles, watermelon, tea, and lemonade.
11:15am: Games and entertainment followed by lunch.
1. Checks are made payable to Chinmaya Mission Ann Arbor or CMAA. Write CORD 2023 in the memo. You may also donate through the CMAA website: https://www.chinmaya-aa.org/support-usand clicking on the Donate button.
2. The Metropark has a permit fee as you enter.
3. Each sponsor making a pledge should write their own name, and pledge. You should collect the pledge in advance but must keep the pledge sheet until all donations are collected.
4. Participants are asked to assemble from 9:00 am. While the Walk for CORD is for 3 miles, you may choose to walk less or more than 3 miles. Please wear weather-appropriate gear. We look forward to everyone having a great time! Following the Walk, we will have snacks and games. Then we will have lunch and flash mob dancing.
5. If you want, you may bring your own lawn chairs and mats as there may be limited park benches to sit.
6. For visiting parents to enjoy there will be Rangoli/Kolam table where they can take turns to meet and greet.
7. Remember to recycle the water bottles. Trash must be properly disposed in the bins with liners only.
8. Please follow the park rules.
9. For questions/concerns, or to volunteer, call Sangita Shivakumar @ 248-980-7239, Renuka Subramanian (WhatsApp) @ 734.844.0029.
If you cannot “Walk for CORD’ on Monday but would like to participate by donating, please do so at
https://www.chinmaya-aa.org/support-usand clicking on the Donate button.
Venue for ‘Walk for CORD’:
Kensington Metro park
4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380
Directions to enter the park and West boat launch shelter ‘O’ (Letter ‘O’’;)
From Troy: From 275 and 96 intersection Travel West on I 96 and take exit 151 for Kensington Road and follow the signs to enter the park at High Ridge Dr.
From Novi: Travel West on I 96 and take exit 151 for Kensington Road and follow the signs to enter the park at High Ridge Dr.
From Ann Arbor: Travel North on US 23. Take I 96 East and take the exit 151 for Kensington Road and follow the signs to enter the park at High Ridge Dr.
From Canton: Take 275 north and I 96 West and Travel West on I-96. Take exit 151 for Kensington Road and follow the signs to enter the park at High Ridge Dr.
Once you buy the park permit ($10.00 for a day) follow the signs to West Boat Launch Shelter ‘O’.
CORD Programs and Activities: Supporting rural development in India and community development at the grassroots level here in Southeast Michigan
Programs in India:
· Village Women’s Group: Empowering Women
· Adolescent Girls Support Groups: Encouraging Self-Confidence in Young Girls
· Village Pre-Schools: Nurturing Children
· Fighting Social Injustice
· Young Men’s Support Groups: Channeling Energy Positively in Youth
· Self-Help Groups: Accessing Financial Resources
· Sustainable Income Generation for Women
· Primary Healthcare Services
Local Programs in Michigan:
· Intergenerational Elder Youth Bonding Program
· Women to Women Mentorship Programs (addressing access to healthcare, employment, and education + social justice)
· From Crisis to Control
· Introducing: Desi Men’s Groups