Walker celebrates with a Weekend of Events. Join them for a 1-Mile Walk/5K Run, Fore the Children Golf Tournament and so much more. October 2nd through October 6th, 2014.

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As an organization that directly serves more than 2,000 children in therapeutic and educational programs and impacts an additional 33,000 children and families, Walker’s success depends on the many individuals and organizations who want to make a difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and families facing extraordinary challenges.

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Walker continues to be a vibrant community with the power to transform lives. Join them for one or all of these great events.Hundreds of participants are expected to attend. All events benefit therapeutic and academic programs for children, teens, and families throughout the Massachusetts area. Events will be held Thursday, October 2nd, through Monday October 6th, 2014.

Thursday, October 2nd - Dine for a Cause
Not Your Average Joe's in Needham has partnered with Walker to kick-off the Walker Weekend of Events! On October 2, enjoy lunch or dinner at their Chapel Street restaurant and the restaurant will donate 15% of your total order to Walker! Eat-In or Take-Out. Simply, present this certificate to your server or at check-out and enjoy.

Friday, October 3rd - Volunteer at Walker
Volunteer with Walker from 3-5pm on Friday, October 3rd. Assist with 5K route signs and posters, prepare participant goodie bags, and more. RSVP to Elana Sable at esable@walkercares.org, Special Events Coordinator.

Saturday, October 4th - Early Bib # Pick-Up for Runners
All pre-registered 5K runners for the Walk/Run for Walker can pick up their bib numbers early and skip the registration line on Sunday. Marathon Sports at 255 Washington Street in Wellesley will be hosting a bib pick-up from Noon to 5:30pm and will offer a 20% discount for any shopping that is done that day.

Sunday, October 5th - Walk/Run for Walker
Participate in the 5th Annual Walk/Run for Walker

  • USA Track and Field Certified 5K
  • 1-Mile Walk
  • DeFazio Park, Needham
  • Rain or Shine
  • Awards presented in top running categories
  • Delicious food from local restaurants
  • Games, prizes, and entertainment at the finish line
  • Registration/Check-In begins at 9am


Monday, October 6th - 25th Annual Fore the Children Golf Tournament
Participate in the 25th Annual Fore the Children Golf Tournament!

  • Dedham Country and Polo Club
  • Rain or Shine
  • Check-In begins at 11am
  • Limited Foursome Availability
  • Best Ball Format

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION or please call (781) 292-2130.

All events support Walker's vision that all children will thrive in their family, school and community.

Walker is a nonprofit organization that provides supportive environments for children, teens, and families through an array of academic programs and therapeutic services. Each year, Walker directly serves more than 2,000 children on the Needham and Watertown campuses, impacting an additional 33,000 children and families through trainings and consultation services.

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