Registration is now open for the 24th annual walk-a-thon to benefit the Schwartz Center for Children. The walk-a-thon will be held on Sunday, September 16th at Fort Taber in New Bedford. The 3.5 mile walk starts with an 8:30 a.m. check-in and a 9:30 a.m. kickoff. The Walk-A-Thon will be held rain or shine and is open to individuals and teams of walkers. Registrants will be provided with a Schwartz Center walk-a-thon t-shirt, plus breakfast and lunch. New this year is live music along the walk route, along with a few other fun family-friendly surprises.
The walk-a-thon is a pledge event and you can participate individually or form teams with friends, family or coworkers. Interested parties should register now online at: www.schwartzwalk.kintera.org. To be guaranteed an event t-shirt on the day of the event, advance registration is highly encouraged.
The Schwartz Center for Children’s mission is helping children achieve their greatest potential. It is able to do this through strong community support, the United Way of Greater New Bedford, and fundraising events such as the annual Walk-A-Thon.
Once again, McDonald’s of New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Wareham is sponsoring this event. Additional walk-a-thon sponsors are being sought. Sponsors of the event will receive exposure to over 1,000 estimated attendees and thousands others via media outlets and online visibility.
The Schwartz Center is a not-for-profit organization serving children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities from birth to age 22. Services include a Day School, an Early Intervention Program, and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Regional Consultation Program, Pediatric Specialty Clinics and a variety of other programs.
You can register to participate by forming your own team, register with an existing team, or simply make a donation in support of the Schwartz Center for Children online at: www.schwartzwalk.kintera.org. For more information, please contact the Development office at (508) 996-3391 x 427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.