Celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Walk With Me 2024 Ambassador Colton

Meet Colton, a 2024 2024 Walk With Me Ambassador

We're celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness month by shining a spotlight on Colton, a 2024 Walk With Me Ambassador, who was diagnosed with Cornelia De Lange Syndrome as an infant.

When Colton first started in-home therapies through the Early Childhood Intervention program, he couldn't roll over from his belly to his back. With the help and encouragement of our dedicated Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and various other specialists, he progressed to rolling over, then sitting, standing, walking with assistance, walking on his own... and now, Colton is running around with his siblings!

His mom shares, "It has been such an incredible blessing to be seen by such amazing therapists in our home for the past 2 years. The therapists that we work with have become family to us, and we will be forever grateful for the role they played in Colton's development."

Colton's story is just one among thousands of families benefiting from Easter Seals Greater Houston’s comprehensive services for individuals with disabilities and their families, and our services and resources are mostly free or sliding scale, making our transformative services accessible for all.

Easter Seals Greater Houston Walk With Me Presented by Prosperity Bank

YOU'RE INVITED to join Colton, our other ambassadors, clients, staff, donors and community supporters at the Houston Zoo on Saturday, April 20th, for Walk With Me Houston presented by Prosperity Bank. This is an awesome opportunity to see for yourself the impact your support has on our community. PLUS you'll get to spend a day at the zoo and enjoy the after party with food, drinks, animal shows, music, a kids carnival and so much more!

This year, Easter Seals Greater Houston will serve more clients than ever before. That means that we need to break fundraising records in order to provide the services that over 14,500 veterans, service members, children and adults with disabilities and their families depend on. Will you help us raise $1 million? Every step taken and dollar raised allows more clients to access therapy, education, job training and more. Any amount you can give -- $50, $5, $1 -- is deeply appreciated and WILL HELP CHANGE A LIFE.

Reasons to participate in Walk With Me Houston on Saturday, April 20th:

  • Day at the Houston Zoo
  • Event shirt and racer number
  • After party with food, entertainment and a kids carnival
  • Kids 10 & under get in FREE!
  • Support Easter Seals Greater Houston programs
Raise $250 for a chance to win a Houston Zoo family membership!
Help us reach our million dollar goal! $#98,000 so far!

Register for Walk With Me and raise $250 by Friday, March 22nd, to be entered into a giveaway to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE HOUSTON ZOO good for the remainder of the year.  Check out our Fundraising Tips and Tools to get started!

Helping us spread the word is easy and helps your neighbors with disabilities. Use our premade graphics to share on your social media, hang up a poster or send an email. Saturday, April 20th, 2024, will be an incredible day that your friends, co-workers and family will not want to miss out on!

Can't come?! Please consider making a donation, and making a difference in someone’s life. Donate now!

Sign up today at WalkWithMeHouston.org. Image of Walk With Me ambassadors at the starting line.

Special thanks to our newest 2024 Walk With Me Houston sponsors Alvarez & Marsal, Locke Lord, Birlasoft, OneStream Software, Goodyear, Vaughn Construction, CSAT Solutions, Complete Care Medical, Greyden Building Group, Marbella Homes and Jericho Woodworks!

Elevate your company/organization's brand while making important services possible by becoming a Walk With Me Houston Sponsor!. Perks include:

  • Community visibility pre-event and event day
  • Audience of 4,000+ on event day
  • Employee engagement
  • Public demonstration of commitment to corporate social responsibility
  • Opportunity to see your impact on the lives of children and adults with disabilities and veterans and service members and their families
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