Article: LO resident walks with Hanson

By | September 17, 2008

On the afternoon of Sept. 7, 250 young people gathered outside the Aladdin Theater — singing, chanting — some holding signs as they walked one mile. But this wasn’t a picket line. This was a celebration — the band Hanson was in town.

“Everyone say, ‘I took the walk,’” lead singer Taylor Hanson yelled into a megaphone while walking down SE Milwaukie Avenue.

Portland marked the trio’s 69th mile walked alongside fans in the effort to raise money for clean water, education, shoes, AIDS treatment and healthcare in South Africa.

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