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Easterseals Walk With Me Delmarva event raises over $50,000

October 31, 2017

The Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore fifth annual Walk With Me & 5K Fun Run Delmarva event recently raised more than $50,150 to support services for children and adults with disabilities. Easterseals credits the success of the event to the support from the Easterseals Sussex Advisory Board, team members, their families, community sponsors, volunteers and staff. More than 300 people, including 33 teams, participated in the walk which featured local families served by Easterseals.

“Easterseals is overwhelmed by the incredible support of the local community for our fifth Walk With Me Delmarva event,” said Kenan Sklenar, president/CEO of Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore “I would like to thank the community for their hard work and dedication to supporting people with disabilities.”

Walk With Me Event Ambassador Kenzie Pickett and her team, Keeping Up With Kenzie, led the way in fundraising with $3,336 raised by 27 members. Kenzie received children’s therapy services with Easterseals.

Special honors go to other top teams including: Wawa, with 28 members who raised $3,037; Plantation Lakes Pacer, with 27 members who raised $2,630; last year’s Ambassador Bryson Rosner’s team The B Ros Crew, with 13 members who raised $2,006; and one of the event’s platinum sponsors, David Doane’s team Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner CPAs, with nine members who raised $1,285.

Easterseals also thanks the Tunnell family and the many corporate sponsors who showed their support for people with disabilities through generous donations. Local Diamond and Platinum sponsors include: Baywood Greens; Charlie & Sandy Zeiler; Pot-Nets Communities; Tidemark Federal Credit Union; Froggy 99.9; Johnny Janosik Inc.; Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner CPAs; Long Neck AMVETS Post 22; and the Sussex County Women’s Journal. Gold sponsors include: Bayhealth; Coastal Camera Club; Delaware Electric Co-op; Delaware Public Radio; Hubbard Graphics; Leslie Kopp Group; Nickle Electrical Companies; Sussex County Health Coalition; Sussex Shores Water Company; and Walgreens.

Easterseals is still accepting donations for this year’s event until Dec. 31, at www.walkwithme.org/delmarva. For more information, contact Linda Forte at 302-253-1100, Ext. 1121 or lforte@esdel.org. Next year’s event has been scheduled for Oct. 21, 2018.

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, and respite services for caregivers. To learn more about how Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.

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