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A short history of the walkathon

Today, the walkathon is a staple of peer-to-peer fundraising worldwide. But did you know that the first ever walkathon was crafted in 1953 by Puerto Rican actor and comedian Ramon Ortiz Del Rivero, better known by his stage name “Diplo”? Rivero’s walk took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he walked 80 miles for…

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