Local Fun for a Great Cause! Walk for Walker

Walker will host its third annual Walk for Walker and Fun Fair (www.walkforwalker.org) from 10:30 a.m.  to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 23, at DeFazio Park in Needham.  


Walker programs provide special education, academic services, and meaningful therapeutic learning and living environments that help children and adolescents build on their strengths to heal, learn, and grow, while partnering with their families to restore hope.

The Walk for Walker begins and ends at DeFazio Park on Dedham Avenue in Needham. Registration begins at 10:30am and the Walk kicks off at 11 a.m.

Registration is free and easy. Simply go to www.firstgiving.com/walkerschool to get started. Fundraising is voluntary. We welcome anyone who just wants to come out and walk with us to raise awareness for Walker programs in the community.

Walkers can choose either a three mile or one mile route through Needham. Both routes are stroller-friendly and volunteers will help guide walkers. Before and after the Walk, we’ll have delicious food donated by local restaurants, entertainment, games, and exciting raffles. Wally the Green Monster will make a special appearance at registration to greet walkers!

We are proud to be a member of the Needham community and are thrilled to partner with other wonderful local organizations on the Walk for Walker.
Support from so many neighbors, community organizations, businesses, and friends have been tremendous. Each year, dedicated residents from Needham and surrounding towns dedicate their time and talents to make this event the best it can be.

We hope you’ll join us for a great day and for a great cause!

About the author
Amy Perna has worked at Walker in Needham for seven years. A member of the development department, she manages the Walk for Walker and other fundraising initiatives. Amy can be reached at 781-292-2110 or aperna@walkerschool.org with any Walk for Walker questions.

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