Easter Seals ‘Walk With Me’ Benefits People With Disabilities
2012-12-05 · By Editor
Easter Seals Southern California held its 12th Annual “Walk With Me” in November that raised $357,754 for children and adults with autism and other disabilities and their families. The annual fundraiser at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach had the biggest turnout ever with 700 registered participants joining in the 2K Family Fun Walk and the 5K Walk/Run. Miss California US 2012 London Becs and KJAZZ 88.1 DJ Bubba Jackson acted as Masters of Ceremonies. Walk With Me Ambassador Lora Glassman moved the crowd with her Easter Seals story.
Walk With Me donations support Easter Seals autism services, pre-school and after-school services, job training and employment services, assistance for people to move out of institutions and into their own home, and services that help adults learn basic daily living and social skills.
“Easter Seals is so excited with the great turnout at this year’s Walk With Me. We thank the community and our loyal sponsors for their incredible support,” says Mark Whitley, president and chief executive officer of Easter Seals Southern California.
For more information contact Marianne Tomich at 310-649-2073.
Walk With Me is presented by national sponsors Amway, Century 21, CVS Caremark and Mass Mutual, along with our local sponsors US Bank, Dasani, Fraternal Order of Police, Union Bank, Aquarium of the Pacific, Foto Cabina, Tacos N Company, Mack Packaging and Road ID to bring the community together with kids and adults with disabilities who have increased their independence through Easter Seals services. Last year Walk With Me raised $340,525 that directly benefited SoCal residents with disabilities.
Easter Seals Southern California is a leading non-profit organization with more than 50 locations throughout Southern California that provide services to thousands of adults and children living with autism and other disabilities. Easter Seals works to help people find and keep employment, live in their own homes and not institutions, learn daily living and social skills most of us take for granted, and access pre-school and after-school services. Learn more at SouthernCal.EasterSeals.com and www.workfirst.us. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.