Monday, August 30, 2010

Come WALK 4 FRIENDSHIP - 9/5 West Bloomfield


Friendship Circle, a not-for-profit organization that creates friendship in the lives of children and adults with special needs, will host its annual Walk4Friendship on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk4Friendship is Friendship Circle’s 5th annual fundraiser. An estimated 7,000 metro Detroiters will gather in West Bloomfield for a 5k walk in honor of individuals with special needs. There is no cost for registration, participation or food. All participants will receive a Walk4Friendship 2010 T-shirt. The Walk4Friendship donation goal this year is $500,000.

Following the 5k walk, Friendship Circle will host a complimentary carnival for all participants at the Applebaum Jewish Community Campus at 6600 W. Maple Rd. in West Bloomfield. The featured entertainment is the Chicago Boyz Acrobat team, which is a professional gymnastics troupe. There will also be a sports challenge, where walk participants will get to try their athletic skills against professional athletes and local celebrities. All sports challenge participants will have the opportunity to win prizes and autographed sports memorabilia.

In 2009, more than 5,000 participants and 48 corporate sponsors raised $440,000 for Friendship Circle. 100 percent of funds raised through the walk directly support the programs and services that Friendship Circle provides.

This walk is open to the public. Those interested can register and/or donate online at

For additional information on Walk4Friendship, please contact Lifetown Director Bassie Shemtov at 248.788.7878 ext. 212 or
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