THE RIVERWALK TRUST, GENERATION DREAM AND THE STRANAHAN HOUSE TO HOST “FOOTSTEPS FOR FAMILIES” FUN WALK

TO FUND A DELIVER THE DREAM RETREAT FOR FAMILIES IN CRISIS

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Generation Dream, Deliver the Dream’s New Young Professional Organization is hosting its inaugural walk/run “Footsteps for Families” in conjunction with the Riverwalk Trust, the Stranahan House, and the City of Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, November 5, 2011. 

 

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Stranahan House at 335 SE 6th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, Fl.  The fun walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Stranahan House and proceed a mile and a half on the Riverwalk Pathway to the turnaround point at the Esplanade Plaza.  The three-mile walk will conclude back at the Stranahan House where there will be a fun party for all ages!  The event will include catered food, games, and music. Mimosas and beer will be served to the adults.  Special guests include family members from previous Deliver the Dream retreats invited to the event to cheer on the walkers.

 

Go the extra mile for America Recycles Day… Bring any gently worn shoes to the walk and the City of Fort Lauderdale will donate them for reuse and you will enter a chance to win a Bluegreen Resort Vacation stay.

 

Admission is $25 per person day of the walk, $15 pre-register and $10 for ages 10 and under. Walkers can pre-register through Deliver the Dream by phone, mail or at www.deliverthedream.org. Participants are encouraged to set-up their own fundraising page to collect pledges for the walk at https://ddream.ejoinme.org/FootstepsforFamilies.

 

All of the proceeds will contribute to a Deliver the Dream retreat. Generation Dream, Deliver the Dream’s unique new young professionals group connecting for a cause, aspires to fundraise $50,000 this year to sponsor a retreat.

 

Deliver the Dream is a not-for-profit retreat program that helps families who have a child or a parent living with illnesses such as Cancer, Autism, HIV/AIDS, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Sickle Cell.  It has served more than 5,000 family members throughout the Southeast since 2002. A Deliver the Dream retreat helps families enhance coping skills, reduce stress, and cultivate lasting relationships with other families enduring the same illness by combining traditional recreational activities, therapeutic workshops, and peer-to-peer discussion groups.  The retreats are provided at no cost to participants.