Easter Seals New York's Walk With Me New York Promises to Be a Grand Slam!

Aug 02, 2012, 13:36 ET from Easter Seals New York

Signature Event Raises Funds and Awareness for Children & Adults With Disabilities

Friday, August 3, 2012 4:30 p.m. Registration, 5:45 p.m. Walk Start.

Joyce Kilmer Park & Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York is thrilled to host its annual Walk With Me New York event on Friday, August 3rd at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx. Hundreds of walkers will join Easter Seals New York ambassadors, board members, and friends for a family fun walk in Joyce Kilmer Park, complete with prizes, food, and other entertainment. Top fundraisers will also take a quick walk to Yankee Stadium and have the chance to enjoy a professional baseball game, where the New York Yankees will take on the Seattle Mariners.

"It is so exciting to have New Yorkers meet our Ambassadors, as they are the reason why we gather together today," says John W. McGrath, Executive Director for Easter Seals New York.  "We are honored and grateful to have so many dedicated friends, and it is a testament to the quality of our programs and the work we do."

Proceeds from Walk With Me New York will go towards Easter Seals New York programs and services, including six Child Development Centers in Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island, a Vocational Services program, and a quadriplegic rugby team. In these regions, Easter Seals New York provides early intervention, preschool special education, physical & speech therapy, and job training skills to children and adults with disabilities or special needs. 

"I am thrilled to be a part of such an exceptional organization," commented Joseph A. DiChiara, Chairman of the Board for Easter Seals New York. "We are committed to making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities, and Walk With Me New York is the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and have a fun day of exercise and baseball for a great cause."

Easter Seals is the Nation's leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental, 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. For 90 years, Easter Seals New York has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. 

For more information about Walk With Me New York, please visit www.walkwithme.org/newyork.

John McGrath
(917) 882-6460

SOURCE Easter Seals New York