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Love Saves Lives Walk
Saturday from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Caring Families' Annual Love Saves Lives Walk, will be happening Saturday Oct 1st, from 12-2 pm.
Our Walk will begin and end at our center located at 37 Ivan Hill St. Willimantic CT.
We'll be walking for 2 this year. One mile for the mom and one mile for their child. We know first hand that there are many obstacles in the way of a women today, deciding to parent her child. We are committed to doing everything we can to let our clients know there are real supports and people waiting to see them succeed!
Imagine how great it would be, if hundreds of us gathered together in Willimantic, walking in solidarity and showing the community that there are so many caring people who are supporting women through their pregnancies and beyond! Even if you haven't yet been involved in our walk, this October is the perfect time to impact the community in a meaningful way.
There are many ways you can get involved in this year's walk
You can register to walk very quickly and share the campaign with friends and families through email, text or social media.
You can create or join a team, and leverage your church, neighbors and friends to help even more women and their families than ever before. Ask them to support the great work we are doing.
You can donate to the walk, either directly to Caring Families, or by sponsoring a person who is already walking. There, we share how a donation today will immediately start helping the clients we serve.
We want this to be a great time, in the midst of everything happening around us, for friends and families to come together and support the life changing, life saving work being done throughout Connecticut.
Won't you help us make this an October to remember?
CHECK IN/ REGISTRATION: There will be a tent located directly in front of our center building where you will go to check in for the walk. Those that have already pre-registered for this event will still check in at the table to pick up their shirt. Those that have not pre-registered for the walk will have the opportunity to do so on the spot with the assistance of one of our volunteers.
FUNDRAISING: The fundraising page is live now and will be live up until the end of the day on October 8th. Even after the walk I encourage you to continue to share your personal and team pages with friends and family and encourage them to donate even more.
PARKING: Parking will be clearly marked the day of the event and is available on a first come first serve basis in the Women Center Parking Lot. Additional parking is available across the street in the Ivanhill side-facing Hartford Cleaners parking lot and on the street. Volunteers and Staff can park behind the building in the parking lot accessible by Birch street. Refer to the image below for a Map out of parking.
REFRESHMENTS: We will have an Ice Cream Truck and some water bottles for walk participants.More information regarding refreshments will be sent as we come closer to the walk.
T SHIRTS: Those interested in T Shirts can purchase a t-shirt the day of the walk for $20 at the check in station with cash or a check made out to Caring Families. We will have a limited number of "Walk the Walk" T Shirts and "Strong as a Mother" T Shirts ready for sale.
WALK ROUTE: This year we will be walking for two miles around Willimantic as we “Walk for two”. We will be starting and ending the walk at our new facility located at 37 Ivanhill St. Willimantic, CT. A map of the walk route can be found here.
The route will be clearly marked with arrows and you will have the opportunity to download a map with directions by either clicking this link prior to the event.
Your continued support and participation in our fundraising events truly makes a difference!
If you have any questions regarding this year’s walk please feel free to contact Michaela Grimaldi by phone (860-786-1124) or by email at [email protected]