May 12, 2016
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
Thanks for stopping by my fundraising page!
FriendshipWorks is a wonderful organization that reminds us the joy and value of new friendships. Through FriendshipWorks I was introduced to my dear friend Joan. Joan is an 80 year old witty, caring woman with many stories and wisdom to share. We meet once a week for tea, and when we want to indulge- a glass of wine. Sometimes we order pizza, sometimes we make dinner, and no matter what we always finish with a big bowl of ice cream! Our conversations vary from travel, faith, dinner recipes, the trials and tribulations (and joys) of being the youngest sibling, families, loss, and love. I am grateful for our friendship and always look forward to our weekly visits. With the hustle and bustle of the day to day, it is a blessing to be reminded that the little things count.
On May 15th I walk for my friend Joan. I walk in memory of my mother, who taught me caring doesn't have to be done through grand gestures. Caring can be shown through a smile, a hug, bringing in the mail, or simply sharing a snack or bowl of ice cream.
Please support me (big or small!) on my walk for FriendshipWorks. If you are also available to walk with me May 15th 10-3pm, the more the merrier! It is FriendshipWorks' ongoing mission to reduce social isolation and replace it with the warmth and comfort that only a caring and dedicated friend can provide.
Thank you for your support!
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Walk with us and embrace the power of Friendship!
FriendshipWalks is our first Annual Walk-a-Thon! It will raise awareness of the power of friendship in ending elder isolation and raise critical funds to support our programs. FriendshipWorks’ programs aim to reduce isolation and provide friendly support and assistance to the elders we serve, including one-on-one friendly visits, medical escorts, and friendly pet visits.
Walk with a friend or meet a new friend, form a team, bring your match. Honor a friendship or an elder in your life, or walk in memory of someone important to you. Choose a route; collect pledges; then bring your pet, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family, and join us on May 15th!
FriendshipWalks will promote the importance of building neighborly connections, the value of friendship, and the role of walking and physical activities in the health and well-being of elders.
If you want to walk, start a team, volunteer, or fundraise, click on the above “REGISTER” button.
If you want to donate or sponsor a walker, use the above “DONATE" button.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click below on the “SPONSORS” tab for more information.
Note: We encourage people to donate or sponsor someone using the above donate “button”. If you’re collecting pledges off-line, you can use this link below to print out the Pledge Sheet: