Hawley Lane Shoes Kicks-Off Its First Kidz4Kidz Walkathon in Norwalk

Hawley Lane Shoes invites the local community to join their Kidz4Kidz “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” Walkathon to be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 10a.m. to 12p.m. at Norwalk High School. Kidz4Kidz is an organization created by Hawley Lane Shoes to encourage kids to help other kids in need by using their creativity, energy and imagination to find ways to fundraise.

Of the kick-off event, Founder David Levy says, "All of us at Hawley Lane Shoes are so excited to launch our first Kidz4Kidz event to raise $50,000 to send 50 kids to camp this summer! So many incredible people from the community have come together to make our walkathon and concert happen. The kids that have been involved since the start are unbelievable and are determined to help us achieve our goal of helping others. We are hoping for a great turn out at the walkathon and are hoping to change the lives of 50 kids this summer!" All proceeds from the event will go directly towards funding camp scholarships.

The Kidz4Kidz Walkathon will be a family-friendly event featuring a fun warm-up, DJ and food trucks, and the fun won’t stop there. In celebration of the kick-off event and kids doing good for others, every registered walker is invited to My Three Sons Family Fun Center in Norwalk, CT from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a free game of Black Light Miniature Golf. Next door, The Market Bistro and Bar will serve complimentary pizzas for kids, and refreshments to parents for participating. To end the day with great fun for a great cause, there will be a Kidz4Kidz Concert featuring pop singer/songwriters Taylor Felt and Kristina Lachaga that parents and kids won’t want to miss. Additional performers include Dante Melucci, who has recently performed on Broadway in the School of Rock: The Musical, and Ethan Walmark, singer, keyboardist and YouTube sensation. The concert will take place at the Fairfield Town Gazebo in Fairfield, CT from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., where free ice cream will be given out to all participants by Saugatuck Sweets.

"All of us at Al's Angels and Saugatuck Sweets are thrilled to be working with Kidz4Kidz to help launch this amazing initiative to help children in need,” says Owner of Saugatuck Sweets and founder of Al’s Angels Al DiGuido, “We believe that working with organizations like Kidz4Kidz sends a clear message to our community that we are committed to doing all we can to help those less fortunate. It is our combined hope, that this will be the start of a stronger movement of young people coming together to help those in need."

Participation requires a $25 (100% tax deductible) donation per person to join. Participants are encouraged to form teams. Any team leader who enrolls ten participants will earn a free pair of UGGs from Hawley Lane Shoes. All registered walkers will receive a Kidz4Kidz t-shirt.

For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register, visit www.kidz4kidz.com.

Presenting Sponsors include: Saugatuck Sweets, Lizzy Zawy Public Relations and My Three Sons. Sponsors for the event include: WEBE 108, WICC, Bank Of America, Peoples Bank, Rick's Main Roofing, Dance to the Music Entertainment LLC, Birkenstock, Sperry, Merrell, Stride Rite, Ugg, Rockport, Dansko, Garden Catering, Vionic, Crocs, New Balance, Crown Printing, M.Train Strength and Wellness Studio, Cherry Hill Construction Inc., Grunberger Jewelers, Accent Signs and Awnings, EastCoast Irrigation, Kids First Pediatric Dentistry & First Impressions Orthodontics, Dean Cleaners, The Market Bistro & Bar “MKT”, Sono Creative Media, Aetrex, Gabor, Rockport, OTBT, Standard Oil, On Running, Masters of Ceremony, Bussola, Ara, Sas, Jordan’s Restaurant & Pizza, CT Lawn Care & Services LLC and Direct Advantage Magazine.


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