EASTER SEALS NEVADA GOES LEAPS AND BOUNDS FOR DISABILITY AWARENESS WITH FIFTH ANNUAL “WALK WITH ME”

Las Vegas – On Saturday, March 23, at 9 a.m., walk tall with community leaders, local heroes and beloved celebrities at Easter Seals Nevada’

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Las Vegas – On Saturday, March 23, at 9 a.m., walk tall with community leaders, local heroes and beloved celebrities at Easter Seals Nevada’s fifth annual Walk With Me event at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park. Registration is now open at www.walkwithme.org/lasvegas.

Gather with friends and family for an inspirational two-mile walk, live music, and Easter activities for the whole family.  Flamingo headliner George Wallace will entertain the crowd as this year’s host and world-famous dance crew the Jabbawockeez will serve as the walk’s grand marshals.

“Our annual signature event, Walk With Me, is a great way for our community to enjoy a fun and festive Easter carnival with the whole family while supporting Easter Seals,” said Brian Patchett, president and CEO of Easter Seals Nevada. “We are thankful to host a Las Vegas tradition every spring where funds raised go towards serving more than 8,000 Nevadans living with disabilities.”

Pre-walk festivities hosted by George Wallace include event kickoff speeches and entertainment beginning at 9 a.m. The activities will focus on the 2013 “Honorary Ambassadors,” individuals who have directly benefited from the support received through Easter Seals’ programs. At 9:30 a.m., grand marshals Jabbawockeez, along with the Honorary Ambassadors, will lead the two mile walk and all participants will have the opportunity to meet this year’s ambassadors.

At 10:15 a.m., Easter Seals presents its Easter Carnival featuring an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, games and activities for the family, food, music and more. For a donation of $5, participants will receive entry into the Easter egg hunt. There will also be a special performance by School of Rock, the local chapter of the music school inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life.

Register as a team with friends, family and colleagues and collect pledges to benefit those in the local community who need support this Easter. Proceeds go toward Easter Seals Nevada and its mission to help individuals with disabilities become self-sufficient through direct services, education and community partnerships. Registration and additional information is available at www.walkwithme.org/lasvegas.

About Easter Seals Nevada
Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges.  We work to address our community’s social service gaps, and to leverage partnerships and other strategic opportunities to increase participation in economic and civic life for all people.  Easter Seals Nevada is one of Nevada’s largest community disability agencies serving nearly 8,000 people with disabilities and their families each year. To keep up with Easter Seals Nevada’s news and events, follow us on Twitter @EasterSealsNV and like us on Facebook or visit our website at www.eastersealsnevada.org.

Contact:
Stephanie Chavez / Camille Yameen
Kirvin Doak Communications / 702.737.3100
schavez@kirvindoak.com / cyameen@kirvindoak.com