The 13th Annual Walking 4 Friendship 3K, hosted by Friendship Circle in Miami, will take place at Tropical Park to raise awareness for children and young people with special needs. The nonprofit group has "joined forces" with the University of Miami Athletic Department in order to bring the "spirit" of the world-class educational and athletic institution to its colorful community event. Student-athletes, members of the University of Miami Cheerleading Squads, the Sunsations Dance Team, and Sebastian the Ibis are all available to interact with.
Individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome to register for free, which includes a free T-shirt and a carnival afterward. The event's underlying theme is the Friendship Circle's "We All Belong" message, reinforcing the organization's unwavering dedication to inclusion for all and ushering in the final phase before the groundbreaking of its new, state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot Friendship Campus. The campus will be able to accommodate thousands of individuals and families looking for activities, services, and, most importantly, companionship for their special needs child in their final form.
Companionship Circle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers dedicated to providing friendship and acceptance to people with special needs. Friendship Circle has been a leading South Florida organization for over 15 years, providing exciting programs and services that have a significant influence on the community and build a sense of belonging. Friendship, according to studies, makes everyday feel significant, gives people a sense of purpose in life, creates new neural pathways in the brain, and helps people live longer, more meaningful lives.
The Walking 4 Friendship 3K will raise awareness and finances to assist the group achieve a visionary idea and build the new 20,000-square-foot Frienship Campus in south Miami-Dade. The modern facility will have a larger footprint to accommodate increased programming (baking, cooking, life skills classes, on-site therapies, music, and enhanced arts and crafts courses), meeting spaces for parents to connect and share resources, and more children and young adults with special needs, cultivating a sense of community and belonging for everyone.
The even will happen on Sunday, May 1 at Tropical Park located at 7900 SW 40th St. Registration Begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m.