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13th Annual Walk With Me Fundraiser
Residents of the Valley of the Sun are invited to join Southwest Human Development and presenting sponsor, the Arizona Coyotes, for the 13th annual Walk With Me from March 15-20, 2021. The event will be a week of socially-distanced and virtual activities as participants raise funds to support programs and services offered to more than 140,000 children and their families each year.
Walk With Me registration is open and participation is free, but those who achieve fundraising goals of $50-$1,000 are eligible to win prizes including a custom medal, t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, earbuds, and more.
Throughout the week of Walk With Me, participants will get to know several Southwest Human Development ambassador families who have utilized the Children’s Developmental Center’s “One Child, One Family, One Team” approach. Families’ needs vary, but luckily, the outcomes have been nothing short of incredible for the parents and children receiving support. Benjamin’s mother needed confidence and techniques to support her autistic son, the Howells became adoptive parents to a baby born prematurely and Penny was born with a rare disease that made it challenging to use her hands and hold her head upright. Read more about each of these children and their journey of care and support here.
Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Recognizing a child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development, Southwest Human Development’s more than 40 comprehensive programs focus on young children – ages birth to 5 – and their families in the areas of child development and mental health, Easterseals disabilities services, early literacy and Head Start, child welfare and professional development and training. Founded in 1981, Southwest Human Development serves 135,000 children and families each year.
For more information and to sign up for Walk With Me, visit swhd.org/walk.