Inaugural ‘Walk the Walk’ to benefit children’s charities

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Everyone is invited to “Walk the Walk” to support children’s charities with the Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County.

The organization’s inaugural Walk the Walk at the Palm Beaches Marathon is happening at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., in West Palm Beach.

The walk will take place on Flagler Drive along the waterfront. Funds raised will go to support specific programs at 33 different nonprofits that help children.

The event will include food stations with popcorn, pretzels and funnel cakes along with children’s activities including balloon animals, face painting, action videos and more. Parking opens at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

“We encourage everyone to step up for Palm Beach County kids at risk,” said Pamela Weinroth, executive director of the Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County. “The funds raised will make a real difference for children in our area.”

Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $13.3 million to fund specific programs of 33 charitable organizations. All of these monies have gone to projects and not into general funds. The foundation has fed, clothed, provided medical and dental services, kept abuse shelters open, sent at-risk children to summer camp and much more.

Each year, the Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County serves over 9,000 children and its volunteers give 45,000 hours of their time each year to the 33 charities with which the organization works.

Event co-chairpersons are Yvonne Ackerman, Sharyn Frankel, Michelle Gluckow, Linda Schaps and Barbara Stoller Wittenstein.

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