The annual Walk for Women weekend is just around the corner and organizers are reaching out to the community for assistance with their fundraising efforts.
“As part of our annual fundraising efforts, the volunteers at Walk for Women are looking for motivated individuals to serve as pledge coordinators to collect pledges for the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 12,” according to a press release. “Our goal is to raise $50 or more per pledge coordinator so that we can continue our mission to raise money to help local women with financial assistance as wage their battle against breast cancer.” A pledge form can be found on page 5 of this week’s edition of the Coastal Current.
This year is the 11th anniversary of Walk for Women, which started out as a one-day event with a walk down Padre Boulevard. Over the years it has grown into a weekend of events that includes a fishing tournament and a casino night fundraiser.
Walk for Women Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded by Laguna Madre area women to heighten breast cancer awareness and to raise money for the area residents affected by the disease who are in need of financial assistance. The weekend kicks off with a “Bet on Hope and Let Ride” Casino Night on Friday, Oct. 10 at Louie’s Backyard from 7-11 p.m. with a $10 admission donation. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, gaming tables, raffle drawings and prizes will be on the agenda, and supporters can purchase $400 worth of casino chips for a $20 donation.
Also that night at Louie’s Backyard anglers can register for the Saturday fishing tournament. Weigh in will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Louie’s.
Sunday marks the annual Walk for Women, where participants walk from the South Padre Island Convention Center down Padre Boulevard to Louie’s to show their support for the cause. Walk registration is at 8:30 a.m. and walk begins at 10 a.m.
Complete information, registration forms and a detailed schedule is available online at spiwalkforwomen.org.