Walk and Roll Your Way to Helping the Louisville Kids Center
Enjoy a beautiful May day, get some exercise, hang out with friends, and make a real difference in a child’s life. What could be better? Louisville’s Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies has announced the date of its 2011 Walk & Roll for Kids fundraiser, one of its major fundraising events of the year, so grab your buddies and put a team together for this very worthy cause. The 2011 Walk & Roll for Kids will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Since 1959, the Kids Center has been helping children with special needs. Each week, they see more than 300 children that are facing challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders and several other developmental conditions. The Kids Center helps these children and their families “discover the ability in disability.”
Most important, they never turn a child away, even when insurance will not cover services and the family cannot afford therapy -- which is why this fundraising event is so important.
The May 21 walk will begin and end in Louisville’s Fourth Street Live starting at 8:30 a.m. There will be live entertainment, a Krispy Kreme donut truck, bubble truck, face painting and plenty more. Teams and individual walkers should register in advance, and can do all of their fundraising online.
Need to inspire your team? Call the Kids Center about bringing your team on a tour of the facility to meet some of the kids, their parents and therapists.
Last year’s Walk & Roll for Kids set a record with 160 teams and 1,000 people raising $138,000, a 10 percent increase over the 2009 walk. The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies estimates the funds raised last year will provide 3,900 hours of therapy for children whose families would otherwise not be able to pay for these much-needed services.
To participate or create a team, call the Kids Center’s director of marketing and development, Jim Littlefield Dalmares, at (502) 635-6397, extension 26.
Posted on March 1, 2011 by Jenn McGuire