It’s the South Bay’s original Pier to Pier walk, where locals walk to show their
support and raise funds for one of the most progressive centers for the treatment
and prevention of child abuse in Los Angeles, located just a few miles from
downtown Manhattan Beach. Start your day with friends and family enjoying
beautiful ocean views and making a positive contribution to our community.
We’re in LA’s South Bay community. We’ll walk the Strand starting at the
Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. An easy 3.4 miles.
7:30 - Registration, Free Drawing, Local Business Giveaways, Photo Zone, Fun Zone, Contest for the Dog with the Most Creative Use of Red & Orange Open
8 am - Pet Parade in Front of Stage
8:15 - Opening Ceremony, Awards, Drawing Prize Winners Announced
8:40 - Walkathon Starts - walk to Hermosa Beach Pier and back to Manhattan Beach Pier for more live music, Photo Zone and Local Business Giveaways
10 am - Event Ends. Drawing Winners can pick up Prizes at Drawing Table until 10:15
Why We Walk
Because…Richstone serves kids and families in the South Bay and South LA
Because…Child abuse is reported every 10 seconds
Because…Almost five children die each day as a result of child abuse
Because…Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic and education level
Because…You can make a difference by raising funds to end the cycle of child
abuse and domestic violence
Who Should Join Us
Everyone …. participate individually or as a team with singles, families, kids,
seniors, friends, work colleagues, sports teams, community organizations, alumni
groups, book clubs and more! Form a team for your favorite furry friend. The
route is stroller friendly, so bring the whole family Join the Richstone family at our
largest community event to fund this important South Bay organization’s vital
mission of treating and preventing child abuse in our community.
Richstone Family Center is one of the most progressive centers for trauma-focused treatment and the prevention of child abuse in Los Angeles County and the first Southern California recipient of a Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation from Parents as Teachers, recognizing Richstone's commitment to providing quality services to kids
and their families.
Richstone’s programs protect children by building stable and healthy families and decreasing violence in families, schools and communities.
We provide a safe-haven for those that might otherwise never receive appropriate treatment.
Demand for programs in our high-need communities continues to grow- last year child abuse cases in the city of Hawthorne increased by 30% and the region saw an 18% increase in reported domestic violence cases.
WHO WE SERVE
Children and families from communities in L.A. County’s South Bay and neighboring South L.A. areas
WHAT YOUR DONATIONS WILL FUND
Richstone’s comprehensive prevention, early intervention, and treatment programs are offered in both English and Spanish to address the needs of the community and prevent violence, enable healing and help end the cycle of abuse.
Individual and family therapy, home visits, support groups and case management for children and families
Early childhood education programs
After-school enrichment programs for at-risk youth
Fatherhood program training dads to better communicate with their kids and be strong male role models
Abuse prevention education programs in the community
Anger management classes for adolescents and adults
Social skills groups for adolescents
Teen dating violence prevention workshops
Substance abuse awareness classes for parents and children
Expanded trauma-focused treatment, health and wellness programs for children and adults, launched using a recent $1M grant from the Everychild Foundation
The Richstone Family Center is a registered 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization. Tax I.D. #23-7373745