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Easter Seals’ 13th Annual “Walk With Me” Southern California Brings Community Together for People with Disabilities

Permalink 09/30/13 14:57, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, Charitable

Run, walk, stroll or roll…but don't miss Easter Seals Southern California’s Walk With Me! This family-friendly event – which includes a 2k walk and a timed 5k run – supporting local children and adults living with autism and other disabilities steps off Saturday, November 2nd at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Walk With Me Southern California participants

All registered walkers will enjoy free refreshments, music and entertainment for the whole family. Kids of all ages will enjoy The Aquarium on Wheels mobile tide pool exhibit where you can feel a spiny sea star, touch a slippery sea cucumber, and experience the rough texture skin of a shark. There will also be opportunity drawings for tickets to Universal Studios, Six Flags, Aquarium of the Pacific, and more.

For information contact Ludia Chae-Zerrudo at 714-834-1111, ext. 221 or Ludia.Chae@essc.org. Register, start a walking team, or be a virtual walker at www.WalkWithMe.org/SoCal.

Walk With Me is presented locally by national sponsors CVS, Amway, Century 21 and Mass Mutual, and local sponsors Fraternal Order of Police, US Bank, Aquarium of the Pacific, Medical Specialties Managers, Inc., Jackson Jade Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy, RoadID, and Dasani as official water sponsor. These corporate partners unite to bring the community together with kids and adults with disabilities who have increased their independence through Easter Seals services. Last year, Walk With Me raised $357,754 that directly benefited SoCal residents with disabilities.

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs.  For more than 90 years we have been offering help, hope, and answers to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them.

Through employment services, education, autism therapy, independent living and social skills support, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities.  Support children and adults with disabilities at www.southerncal.easterseals.com.  Follow Easter Seals SoCal on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

Marianne Tomich
Manager, Marketing Communications
Easter Seals Southern California

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