Here at Alex and Ani we always get excited about the opportunity to get involved in charity. When the opportunity recently presented to work with URI and South County Habitat for Humanity to host a walkathon and concert featuring Colour of London, we literally couldn’t wait to hit the ground running.

Part of URI’s annual “Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail” walkathon supporting South County Habitat for Humanity, proceeds of the 3K walk will support Old North Village on the edge of URI’s Kingston campus.

“The ‘Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail’ Walk is going to be the highlight of our spring fundraising efforts,” says Lou Raymond, Executive Director of South County Habitat for Humanity. “We are hoping that with the help of the URI community, we can finish Old North Village and make two more families’ dreams of owning a home a reality. With the addition of the concert sponsored by Alex and Ani, we can really make this event something special.”

Additionally, all 24 fraternities and sororities on campus are participating in the walk, totaling more than 500 students. “This event is a great opportunity for Greek life to get involved in supporting a great cause,” says Abby Campbell, the PanHellenic advisor in the URI Office of Greek Life. “Last fall, all of the funds they raised during their Philanthropy Week activities went to Habitat, so this event continues their commitment to this great organization.”

Alex and Ani is currently presenting the Path of Life Tour featuring Colour of London at select northeast universities and colleges and URI is the first of several stops. Immediately following the walk — from approximately 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. — the free concert will take place on the quad in conjunction with family-friendly games, food, vendors and a photo booth, which allows social sharing.

“Charity is a big part of Alex and Ani, and we had created the Path of Life Tour to go to universities in the northeast and collaborate with them to create a dynamic concert experience embodying positive energy, charitable spirit, community university spirit, and Greek life spirit,” states Mark Coleman, Alex and Ani Director of Entertainment. “As we approached URI, the Habitat walk came up in conversation and it seemed like the perfect fit. We are excited to be a part of this event supporting URI and South County Habitat for Humanity.”

Who: Open to everyone!
What: URI’s “Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail” Walkathon supporting South County Habitat for Humanity and Concert Featuring Colour of London
When: April 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. (registration begins at 1 p.m.)
Where: URI Quad, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881

***To register for the “Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail” walk, please contact Sara Duphily of South County Habitat for Humanity at 401-213-6711 / or visit

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