Every Labor Day weekend since 2009, Friendship Circle of Cleveland has hosted MyWalk4Friends––a 2-mile walk to raise crucial funds and awareness for its programs serving exceptional youth (children and young adults with disabilities).
Because of COVID-19, the traditional gathering is not feasible, but with the need for community support more critical than ever, Friendship Circle has made alternative plans. On Sunday, October 25, Friendship Circle will hold a Virtual Walk in which community members are encouraged to choose their own routes to walk with their families and friends while following the CDC’s guidelines and staying safe.
Friendship Circle’s core belief is that every child deserves a friend, especially in the most challenging times. Today, exceptional youth are among the populations hardest hit by the pandemic, as social distancing has triggered severe isolation, anxiety, and loneliness.
With your generous support and Walk participation, Friendship Circle will continue to develop vital, innovative programs to keep exceptional youth feeling deeply connected and parents feeling thoroughly supported.