My name is James Trano, REALTOR® with Century 21 Adams KC, Arlington. Several weeks ago I decided to join Easter Seals’ fundraising event, “Walk With We.” I had the pleasure of supporting Easter Seals by raising donations for the many programs provided to individuals with various disabilities
The event, a 5 kilometer walk around Castle Island, brought together individuals from around the Boston area. In attendance were community groups, families (who benefit from Easter Seals programs) and local companies. Each of them were there to raise money for the many programs bringing relief to families in need. The starting ceremony introduced several Easter Seals Walk With Me Ambassadors; children and adults who are benefit from Easter Seals’ programs and services.
The event began at 9am, bright blue sky on what one would call a picturesque day. Before we began, my son’s and I, were greeted by the Easter Seals staff at the registration table. While waiting for the walk to begin we were given refreshments–apples, oranges, bananas and water. As we were enjoying our snacks, members of Easter Seals went on stage to address the crowd, while a D.J. played music. The crowd was a mix of children and adults, ready to walk for a cause they believed in. It was pleasure being there and meeting so many individuals supporting a worthy charity. We listened to members of Easter Seals explain how our participation helps those in need, including hearing from some of those benefiting from the Easter Seals programs. Each person that spoke gave the crowd reason to cheer. One of the ambassadors was Matthew Williams, a wheel-chair bound 27 year old with Cerebral Palsy. Through the support of Easter Seals, he has learned to use a computer independently. In an online article, Matthew Commented “When I think of Easter Seals, I think: Empowerment, Ability, and Independence! Without Easter Seals on my team, I would not be able to live my life to its fullest extent.” Read more.
Easter Seals “Walk With Me” set a goal of $30,000 to achieve for the Boston event. Proudly, they reached this goal and exceeded it by 30.1%, reaching $43,338. Century 21 Adams KC proudly participates in local and national charity events. It was an great day and I look forward to being involved again next year.
If you would like to continue making donations to support Easter Seals, please visit our company fundraising page at the following address… Century 21 Adams KC – Easter Seals Fundraising