Walk With Me to support disability services

Walk With Me, 2016, Southwest Human Development
Walk With Me concludes with a free Block Party featuring a play zone for kids. Photo by Karen Davis Barr.

It’s a short distance that makes a big difference—and it’s a lot of fun.

Just ask any RAK magazine staff member who participated in last year’s Walk With Me, a 1.25-mile family fun walk to benefit Easter Seals disability services offered by Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development for children ages birth to 5.

This year’s walk has moved to Saturday, Feb. 20 (it was in May last year), but the location is the same: Scottsdale Civic Center Park. The morning includes music, dance-inspired warm-ups and a Block Party following the walk with a play area for kids and a host of community resource booths, many of which offer hands-on activities.

The eighth annual event includes The HumanaVitality 5K (7 to 8 a.m. check-in; $35 registration). The Family Fun Walk is presented by the Arizona Coyotes (8 to 9:30 a.m. check-in; $20 adults, $10 ages 12 & under) and registration fees include an event T-shirt. swhd.org/walk.

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