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Top Ten: Reasons To Join Our 2014 Central Park Challenge Team, The Foorce Finale!

bumper stickerOne of my favorite events of the year is around the corner and I am more than happy to tell you ten good reasons as to why you should join our walk/run team this year. The Central Park Challenge is on June 7, 2014, and I truly hope you will be able to be there and see for yourself what all the (well deserved) hype is about.

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1. It’s your last chance to join our team, ever.  Read more…

And the winner is….

Claudia W. of Brooklyn, NY with 52% of the vote!!

The new slogan for The Foorce is “taking the special needs movement by storm” (though I definitely plan to borrow the others from time to time).

To those of you who came to help out today or who generously dropped off donations, please accept my most sincere gratitude. The event was a huge success – we collected so many gifts and donations that the shelter couldn’t get them all back in one trip! Congratulations and thank you for sharing holiday spirit with a lot of families and children today.

June 4 – Central Park Challenge – join The Foorce!

This is one of my favorite things coming up. Last year was the first year we tried something like this, and being 6 months pregnant with a toddler and a disabled child in tow I was a little nervous. I am so glad we did it – we had an awesome team and the whole day was really fun. Some of us did the run (NOT me) and another group of us did the walk, which started shortly afterward. There was also a child area with races, games, and face painting, and lots of free giveaways. Seeing so many people gather for the same cause was truly touching and motivating.

This year we are hoping to have an even bigger team – it looks like at least 15 of us so far. The event is open to ALL ages – my 6 month old, 2 yr old and 10 yr old will all be joining us in the walk. I hope you will consider walking or running with us – it’s exercise while supporting a truly worthy cause, a great way to start off any Saturday. Here is our team page – http://support.yai.org/site/TR/Events/CPC2011?team_id=14203&pg=team&fr_id=1090 – scroll down until you see the list of team members and click Join Team to join us. The more the merrier! Or, if you can’t be there but would like to support or efforts, there is a Support The Foorce button too. Any donation, even $1, makes a difference toward our goal!