Walking on Sunshine is Mary Cariola's only fundraiser, drawing babies in strollers, senior citizens with pedometers and everyone in between. Walkers enjoy a beautiful stroll on the boardwalk, through Ontario Beach Park and a scenic return down Beach Avenue. Family members, friends, co-workers, school groups and staff enjoy fun and camaraderie while collecting financial pledges to make the fundraiser a huge success!
Before the event, you will be entertained with live music from Jim Lane, tons of family friendly activities including face painting, drumming circles and a bubble mania corner. There will also be a Something-for-Everyone raffle including a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines! Everyone who raises a minimum $25.00 will receive a special edition Walking on Sunshine tee shirt!
During the walk, you’ll run into Spikes and Mittsy from the Rochester Red Wings and other surprises! As you cross the Finish Line, you’ll receive a goody bag and a FREE lunch courtesy of Sahlen’s.
By participating you will support the special work being done at Mary Cariola Children’s Center. Each day, over 400 children and young adults with complex disabilities (representing 40 school districts in 10 surrounding counties) arrive on the Cariola campuses for educational and therapeutic services that assist them in reaching their lifelong potential.