Pihcintu, a nationally renowned vocal group that has performed at the United Nations and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, is coming to Portland to perform June 8 at the Maine Walks with Haiti 5K run/walk, which benefits Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership.

"Founded by award-winning producer, songwriter, and musician Con Fullam in 2004, Pihcintu consists of members ages 9 to 24 from 19 different nationalities," according to the Konbit Sante announcement. "Most are refugees or immigrants, and many come from nations where war and persecution were part of their daily lives."

Their music fits perfectly with the theme of this year's walk: Building Bridges. The 10th annual event celebrates diversity and the "celebration of all the things that make everyone unique as well as the universal needs that bind us together," Konbit Sante leaders have said. It's also a fundraiser for the non-profit, which supports sustainable health services in Portland's sister city of Cap-Hatien, Haiti's second-largest city.

Maine Walks With Haiti includes a timed run and leisurely walk, food, children's activities and entertainment beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 8 at Portland's Back Cove Park. Runners are asked to register in advance: $15 for students up to age 20, $25 for adults and $50 for families of four or more. All runners also will be assessed a $2.75 fee when they register.

Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership

The event is free to walkers and they don't need to register — just show up at 8:30 a.m. Of course, pledges and donations are still encouraged. All participants are encouraged to download a Pledge Form at konbitsante.org and invite their families and friends to donate in their name.

Ready to join your neighbors on a nice summer day and support a great cause? Click here to register or donate! Let's all do our part to support this great cause and Portland's sister city!

Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership