‘Walk With Me’ event to benefit children with disabilities

Southwest Human Development will host its seventh annual “Walk With Me” family fun walk and Humana Vitality Derby 5K to benefit the nonprofit’s Easter Seals services for young children with disabilities.

The event will feature a 1.25-mile family fun walk and Humana Vitality Derby 5K, and includes kid’s activities, music, food, a community resource fair, an after party at Distrito, and more.

Festivities are planned 6 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 2 at Scottsdale Civic Center Park, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale.

Check-in begins at 6 a.m.; and the Humana Vitality Derby 5K begins at 7 a.m. The Family Fun Walk begins at 8 a.m.

Register at www.swhd.org/walk.

Organizers say 1,300 people are expected to participate in the annual fundraising, which they hope will raise more than $150,000.

Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development.

Recognizing a child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development, Southwest Human Development’s more than 40 comprehensive programs focus on young children – ages birth to 5 – and their families in the areas of child development and mental health, Easter Seals disabilities services, Head Start and early literacy, child welfare and professional education.

Founded in 1981, Southwest Human Development serves 135,000 children and families each year. Learn more at www.swhd.org.

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