toronto zombie walk 2014

Cash shortfall could slay 2014 Toronto Zombie Walk

Usually, zombies hunger ceaselessly for brains, but it looks like Toronto's undead are in need of some cold, hard dough. The Toronto Zombie Walk, one of the world's largest annual convergences of shambling undead, looks to be in some financial hot water. According to a crowdfunding page set up this week by walk organizers, the annual event is $7,000 under budget for the 2014 edition, which is currently scheduled to swarm city streets on October 25.

One might think that all you need to organize a zombie walk is a little gumption and several economy-size jugs of fake blood. But the free, volunteer-run event, which welcomes 12,000 shuffling zombies annually and has expanded into a full-blown parade, is in need of funding for "permits, road closures, security, square clean up, entertainment, sound technicians, parade marshals, power sources, advertising, our website, you name it - it costs," says walk representative Stefania Zanini.

The $7K figure just represents what they haven't been able to raise via sponsorships, Zanini adds - the final figure is much higher. To lend a hand (or a foot, or a severed head), check out their crowdfunding page on Tilt.

Photo by dtstuff9 in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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