Easter Seals New York's 7th Annual "Walk With Me" Set to Draw Hundreds of Participants and Supporters

Jun 11, 2010, 15:43 ET from Easter Seals New York

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 11a.m. at Castle Clinton, Battery Park, New York, NY

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York's 7th Annual Walk With Me New York City will raise funds for the organization's vital programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.  Hundreds of walkers will join Easter Seals New York on the 2.5 mile route through lower Manhattan. Sponsors, Board Members, Easter Seals New York program participants, and supporters are also slated to walk.

"The Walk gives New Yorkers a chance to meet the people that Easter Seals New York serves," says John W. McGrath, Senior Vice President of Organizational Development for Easter Seals New York.  "We are honored and grateful to have so many dedicated friends join us on this fun-filled day to help children and adults with disabilities and special needs live fuller and happier lives."  

The We Live to Give Foundation, a non-profit and sponsor, will also take part the walk. We Live to Give and Easter Seals New York are working together to launch a program in India. The program aims to bring teachers from India to the USA to train them to work with children with special needs and autism in their communities. "I am proud to join Easter Seals New York for their 7th annual walk; and in launching the India Initiative. The organization does extraordinary work to help people with disabilities locally and internationally," says Kanti Gala, founder of We Live to Give. We Live to Give will also be honored at the upcoming Easter Seals New York World of Hope Gala, taking place at Yankee Stadium on June 22nd.

Walk With Me is Easter Seals' signature fundraising event, and is sponsored by National Premier Sponsor, CVS Caremark; National Presenting Sponsor, Amway Global; and National Founding Sponsor, Century 21. CVS, Amway Global, Century 21 and their associates who generously assist Easter Seals New York through diligent fundraising and support will also walk on Saturday.

Easter Seals is the leading not-for-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs.  Easter Seals New York provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.  Easter Seals New York services include, but are not limited to: early intervention, camping and recreation, special education, residential, senior employment, family services and school-based disability awareness.

The We Live to Give Foundation was established in 1998 and supports causes including autism, developmental disabilities, and children's education, amongst others. Kanti Gala, an Executive Diamond Member of Amway Global and Board Member for Easter Seals New York, also sits on the Board of the We Live to Give Foundation.  

For more information about Easter Seals New York or Walk With Me New York City, call (917) 292-4845 or visit www.eastersealsny.org.

SOURCE Easter Seals New York