The Walkathon is the only 100% kid-powered fundraiser at Peralta! And Beata's favorite Peralta event of the year.
She's been walking the full 20 laps (8 miles!) every year since she started as a kindergartener. This year we will be away for the Walkathon and so Beata and Will decided to walk their Walkathon. On a rain-free Saturday, they drove to Lake Merritt and started walking. Beats walked the lake 3 times for a total of 10 miles!
About Peralta Walkathon: Last year, the Walkathon raised more than $35,000 for arts, sports, field trips and classroom supports at Peralta.
Walkathon funds help pay for aides in the classrooms, for a librarian, for art and music instruction, for mental health counseling and the conflict resolution program, for the gardening program, and much, much more.
All these things are part of what makes Peralta a great place for kids and earned it a 2011 National Blue Ribbon award!