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Walk With Me For Life

“When Luke was asked to be one of the ambassadors for Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Walk With Me 2021, I originally felt like being asked was such an honor for both him and our family.  However, those feelings quickly shifted as we realized the real honor was the opportunity to give back to this wonderful organization.

Without a doubt, Easter Seals Greater Houston has completely changed the trajectory of my sons life.  Like for so many other childhood disorders, early childhood intervention is absolutely critical for kids like Luke who have Cerebral Palsy.  Luke’s therapists have worked incredibly hard to create new neural pathways in his brain, and have succeeded tremendously!   It felt like we would never meet certain milestones, and now he is beginning to reach so many with ease!  Each day we get a little more excited and optimistic about his future – and that is thanks to all of the early childhood intervention he has received from Easter Seals

The Bailey family will be at Walk With Me 2022, Walk With Me 2071, and every walk in between.  This wonderful organization has completely changed our lives for the better, and we promise to continue to fundraise and share our gratitude for as long as we possibly can!” -Samantha Bailey, Luke’s Mom

Walk With Me raises funds for life-changing programs and resources for veterans, service members, children and adults with disabilities and their families. Save the date for Walk With Me 2022 – Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Houston Zoo! Learn more.

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Walk With Me, World!

We were so proud of our efforts – staff, volunteer, client, donor and sponsor alike – through Walk With Me Houston 2020. AND, this year we are so excited to be able to go #hybrid.  Still following all health protocols concerning Covid19 but able to have a limited amount of walkers at the Houston Zoo on April 24th AND unlimited walkers #virtually!

So for 2021, we invite you to: Walk With Me… Choose Your Route!  Walk, Stroll or Roll the Block virtually from now until day of April 24th!

How it works – virtually: We encourage you to register (if you haven’t already) and walk, stroll or roll around your own block daily, weekly and/or on the event day between now and April 24th. Of course, your safety comes first, but we also know that taking in a little bit of sunshine can help all of us during this difficult time!

As you walk, stroll or roll your block, be sure to take photos or videos…or even live stream your experience and use the hashtag #WWM2021 and tag @EasterSealsGreaterHouston then encourage your friends and family to do the same to help support your (or their own) fundraising efforts.

Last year, almost 4,000 people from across the greater Houston community and the world (as far away as Rwanda!) were in attendance. With all of our options – we KNOW you can help us beat that!

Every step you take helps connect veterans, children and adults with all types of disabilities to the services they desperately need. And this year, you can count your active minutes and compete in our competitions too!

How to register:
*If you have already registered as a walker, thank you! And let’s get those steps in!  *All we need is your help with spreading the word about Walk With Me Choose Your Route!
*If you’re new to our Walk With Me community, register as a virtual or on site walker here!

How to encourage your friends to continue to help you in your fundraising efforts:

  • As you walk, stroll or roll your block, be sure to take photos or videos…or even live stream your experience and use the hashtag #WWM2021 and tag @EasterSealsGreaterHouston to encourage your friends and family to do the same to help support your fundraising efforts. You can even create a Facebook fundraiser to make it that much easier (you can do this while in your registered account).
  • Ask friends and family to join your team, create their own teams and challenge their peer networks (Scout troops, Mother’s Day Out, faith communities, volunteer groups and more) to do the same!
  • Click here for an updated email you can send to your friends and family to encourage continued donations to your virtual walker page!

Donate NOW to help us continue our life-changing work!

2020 and 2021 have been hard for everyone; our clients and our staff have accomplished amazing things. Their success is your success! We need your support in helping us reach our $1 million goal NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE. Your commitment will help ensure that Easter Seals can continue its mission of providing services for thousands in our greater Houston community living with all types of disabilities each year.

Donate to a walker to support Easter Seals Greater Houston today!

We look forward to seeing your smiling faces – walking, strolling and rolling! Special thanks to our amazing first time and returning sponsors!

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