NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- April’s Child’s annual "Strengthening Families One Step at a Time Walkathon” will be held at Rye Playland on Sunday, April 30th at 9:00am. Children and adults alike are welcome to participate in this fundraising event, and the first 200 registrants will receive a complimentary tee shirt and goody bag. There will be plenty of fun on hand – kids can try their luck at carnival games to earn prizes, and there will be activities and refreshments for all. Walkers can choose a 5K route or a 1/2 mile stroll all while admiring the scenery on a mid-Spring morning!
This event raises awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect in Westchester County for April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our agency's new name "April’s Child" (previously the Child Abuse Prevention Center) emphasizes the 90% success rate we have in helping parents create a loving and nurturing environment for their children.
The Walkathon will benefit April’s Child’s programs and services, which include a home visiting Parent Aide Program, a 24/7 Parent HelpLine, Parenting Groups and Workshops, and a Speaker’s Bureau.
All community members are encouraged to participate and make a difference in a child’s life by walking, creating a team, donating or sponsoring the event. For more information see our walk website aprilschildwalk.dojiggy.com, call 914 997-2642 or email [email protected] with any questions or ideas.