Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York will host its 4th Annual Walk With Me Hudson Valley event at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights on April 16th. The walk supports four Child Development Centers, which are integrated schools for children with disabilities and other special needs, as well as a Community Outreach Service Center, which provides food, clothing, and other essential services to thousands of economically distressed families each year.
CVS Caremark is the national premier sponsor, Amway Global is the national presenting sponsors, Century 21 is the national founding sponsor, and MassMutual is the regional sponsor for the Easter Seals New York Walk With Me Hudson Valley. In-kind donations of food, water and other beverages will be provided by CVS/pharmacy, Coca-Cola, So Damn Hot, Manhattan Beer Distributers, Panera, and Dunkin Donuts.
"The support we have received for this event is truly overwhelming," said Ed Vicinanza, Chairman of the Hudson Valley Regional Board for Easter Seals New York. "It is always so exciting to meet the ambassadors each year, as they are such shining examples of the great work Easter Seals New York does in Hudson Valley."
The commitment of the community towards Walk With Me Hudson Valley has been truly inspiring, and their efforts promise to make the walk a very special day full of hope, fun, and encouragement.
"This walk is a great chance for people to come together, have fun, and fundraise for services for children and adults with disabilities," explained John W. McGrath, MPA, Executive Director of Advancement for Easter Seals New York. "The turnout we get from this walk, not only from our corporate sponsors, staff, and volunteers, but from the Hudson Valley community, is always wonderful. It shows how valued Easter Seals New York services are in this region."
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. For over 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Last year, Easter Seals New York provided vital services to over 10,000 individuals throughout the State.
In Hudson Valley, Easter Seals New York currently operates four Child Development Centers and a Community Outreach Service Center. Last year, Easter Seals New York reached over 5,100 individuals in the Hudson Valley area and continues to expand its services within the community.
For more information about Easter Seals New York or Walk With Me Hudson Valley, call (917) 292-4845 or visit www.eastersealsny.org.
SOURCE Easter Seals New York