Zombies walk for fun and charity

May 30, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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BOSTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Zombies were out in force during the weekend in Boston and Columbus, Ohio -- some just having fun and others engaging in philanthropy -- organizers said.

Zombie March Boston -- in which participants dressed and made their faces up as zombies paraded from South Station through the Prudential Center to Copley Square -- was "just for fun," organizer Scott Trano, 22, told WCVB-TV, Boston.

"It gives kids something to do," he said.

Organizers posted some rules on a Facebook page, including one admonishing participants to "try not to scare children."

Boston police said they did not get any complaints about the zombies, a spokesman said.

In Columbus, organizers of a zombie walk Saturday said they hoped the event would collect more than 1,500 of food for food banks, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Participants were instructed to stay hydrated, not to scare spectators against their wishes, and keep their fake blood off store windows, the newspaper said.

Organizer Kurt Chaney said charity is "more fun with a sense of humor."

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