Before hae day :-) 2016 quite a number of people told HAEi that they would really have liked to take part in the Camino Walk but were for one reason or the other unable to go. Therefore the organization set up a website for a Global HAE Walk and encouraged everyone interested to participate. All they needed to do was to walk any distance they would like wherever they would like – on their own or together with others – and report the distance walked to the website. HAEi would then add these steps to those taken by the people doing the actual Camino Walk.
– It has been a delight to see how well this has caught on, literally all over the world. The campaign opened late April and ran all through May 2016, allowing people to enter as many walks as they would like, says HAEi Communications Manager Steen Bjerre:
– And there really has been a tremendous amount of HAE walking going on. Including the close to 4,000,000 steps taken during the Camino Walk we have registered more than 12,000,000 steps taken individuals as well as by groups wanting to be part of the HAE awareness movement. With people walking in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela there is no doubt that this became a truly international event – just like the HAE Global Conference.
You can see the final count of steps – as well as kilometers, miles, and number of participants – at www.haei.org/steps.