We are interested in curing mental illness, in serving children’s needs, and in undoing the crippling effects of the past. But we are equally—perhaps more—interested in challenging children with the adventure of life, in promoting improved capacity to deal with the struggles of human existence, and in anticipating the opportunities of the future.
Special offer from Walker, Fitness Club for Women
Want to help children and families, and feel good doing it?
The Fitness Club for Women in Wellesley is offering a free one-month membership in August for anyone who registers online for the third annual Walk for Walker and Fun Fair, a 5K fun walk through Needham on September 23. The event raises awareness of, and support for, programs provided by Walker. Founded in 1961, Walker is an array of professionals and programs thatprovide world-class mental health services, state-of-the-art special education, expert professional training and consultation and child welfare advocacy.
“We couldn’t be happier to help support Walker by offering a free membership in August for anyone who wants to get a few miles in before the Walk!” say Fitness Club for Women owners Cheryl Steele and Michele Shea. “And the process couldn’t be easier. Just go to firstgiving.com/walkerschool to register for the Walk, and then bring your registration page to The Fitness Club for Women on August 1 to sign up for your membership.”
The Walk starts and finishes at DeFazio Park on Dedham Avenue in Needham. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 11 a.m. Meet Wally the Green Monster at registration!
Organized by local residents and friends of Walker, the event raised more than $45,000 last year.
The Walk for Walker follows a 5K loop through Needham Center. A new, shorter, stroller-friendly route is available as well. A fun-filled celebration before and after the Walk will feature refreshments, family fun, games, and raffles.
Last year’s Walk for Walker attracted hundreds of walkers from Wellesley and surrounding communities.
—Walker founder Dr. Albert E. Trieschman, in The Other 23 Hours, 1969