Scottsdale Walk With Me fun run to benefit Easter Seals

Southwest Human Development will host the seventh annual Walk With Me family fun walk and Humana Vitality Derby 5K run Saturday, May 2.  (Submitted photo)

Southwest Human Development will host the seventh annual Walk With Me family fun walk and Humana Vitality Derby 5K run Saturday, May 2. (Submitted photo)

Southwest Human Development will host the seventh annual Walk With Me family fun walk and Humana Vitality Derby 5K run Saturday, May 2 at Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

The event will benefit the nonprofit’s Easter Seals services for young children with disabilities, according to a press release.

The event features a 1.25-mile family fun walk and Humana Vitality Derby 5K, and includes exciting games and activities for kids, music, food and drinks, a community resource fair, an after party at Distrito, and more.

Event check-in begins at 6:00 a.m., the run starts at 7:00 a.m., and the walk kicks off at 8:00 a.m.

“Walk With Me is a great opportunity for people to join together and help make a positive difference in the lives of young children with disabilities,” said Ginger Ward, CEO of Southwest Human Development.

“We’re anticipating more than 1,500 people to participate in the event this year, including many families who have been helped by our programs. It’s amazing to see the outpouring of support each year for our much-needed services for Arizona’s youngest children with disabilities.”

In 2014, Walk With Me raised more than $150,000 for services benefiting children with disabilities. Some of this year’s sponsors include Humana, Willis, Delta Dental, CVS Health, Amway, Century 21, MassMutual Financial Group, and many more.

“Southwest Human Development walks alongside Arizona’s children with disabilities and their families, bringing hope and help to face another day,” said Lissette Lent, whose daughter Maggie received services from the Children’s Developmental Center at Southwest Human Development.

“This amazing organization and its staff have been instrumental in the development of my daughter Maggie Hope and so many others.“

The event will be held at Scottsdale Civic Center Park, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale.

To register, form a walk team or donate, please visit www.swhd.org/walk. For questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Stratton at 602-224-1759 or LStratton@swhd.org.

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