Did you know? The first CEID Walk-A-Thon was initiated in 2003 by a group of CEID parents who were runners. Having joined in many charity races in San Francisco, this group of parents wanted to run to raise money for CEID and initiated the inaugural CEID Walk-A-Thon. Originally the Walk-A-Thon was held in Moraga, and later moved to Oakland. For Spring 2020, our walk is moving once again since it will be “Virtual” with participants encouraged to proudly “Walk Where You Are!”
CEID’s Walk-A-Thon draws 250-300 alumni, parents & families, staff, volunteers, elected officials, and other community members to come together and raise awareness of CEID. We are proud to partner with Prospect Sierra Elementary School, whose third grade students create designs for our Walk-A-Thon T-shirt. Each year CEID staff pick a design for the front of the commemorative t-shirt for Walk participants.
The Walk-A-Thon has also blossomed to include important sponsorships from local businesses. This year’s generous sponsors include Orrick, Compass Realty/Shannon Mitchell, The Carlisle Family, Enuma ToDo Math, Grubb Co., LJ Kruse Company, Kiwi Pediatrics, MED-EL Corporation, Meyer Sound, Oticon Medical, Ricky Roo & Friends, San Rafael Joe's, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, and Weatherford BMW. We are grateful for these businesses that value supporting the community.
From its small grassroots beginnings to becoming CEID’s primary community fundraiser of the year, the Walk-A-Thon has and will always be reliant on the efforts & generosity of families and community members like YOU! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of CEID as we come together virtually for CEID’s Walk-A-Thon on April 25th, 2020.