One Month to Walk With Me!

Letter balloons floating up that say "One Month Away"
Easter Seals Greater Houston Walk With Me Presented by Prosperity Bank

We are one month out and so excited for Walk With Me Houston presented by Prosperity Bank! All children ages 10 and under (accompanied by an adult walker who raises or donates $50) can participate in the 13th annual Walk With Me for FREE! Like an adult walker, each child participant will receive a full day at the Houston Zoo, a commemorative event t-shirt and entry into the after party, complete with food, entertainment and a kids carnival. No tricks, no caveats -- completely free (although we greatly appreciate any fundraising efforts or donations to cover expenses)! Let's show up for our veterans, service members and neighbors of all ages with all kinds of disabilities by packing the zoo on Saturday, April 20th!

Walk With Me has everything -- family time, animal shows, community, dancing, face painting and so much more. Plus, by participating, you'll be supporting crucial disability and veteran/military-connected services for our neighbors in need. The funds raised from Walk With Me Houston enable Easter Seals Greater Houston to continue our mission of providing life-changing services for 14,500+ veterans, service members and children and adults with all types of disabilities.

Help us reach our million dollar goal! $430,000 so far!

Help us reach our $1M goal for disability and veteran/military connected services. If you register for Walk With Me and raise $100 by Friday, March 29th, you will be entered into a giveaway for a $50 gift card to Moonshine Deck. A special thanks to Moonshine Deck for their donation. Check out our Fundraising Tips and Tools to get started!

We are so proud of the Youth Action Council (YAC), a student-led high school organization that volunteers with and fundraises for Easter Seals Greater Houston programming! Over the years this group of young leaders has raised more than $345,000 to connect military heroes with service dogs. The students are inspired to make a difference for more veterans this year than ever before. Donate today to connect our military heroes with service dogs, like Will and Scooter, and support YAC! 

YAC members at Walk With Me 2023


Will and Scooter at Walk With Me 2023

Meet Walk With Me Ambassador Will, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and his service dog, Scooter

While serving in the United States Navy, Will responded to a tsunami in Indonesia. Seeing so much death and destruction at just 20 years old predictably left him mentally and emotionally scarred. Years later, Will was still processing the trauma of what he experienced that day. He was diagnosed with chronic and severe PTSD, anxiety and depression. The following years were filled with random panic attacks, migraines and seemingly endless struggle.

Then, in 2022, Will was introduced to Easter Seals Greater Houston's Veteran Program. He worked with Allie Keaton from My Service Dog through our Train Your Own Service Dog program to prepare, and in July, he got his service dog, Scooter. Will and Scooter trained with Allie for 11 months, and Scooter passed his service animal tests with flying colors in May, 2022. In the same month, Will graduated with an MBA, and Scooter walked across the stage by his side to accept his diploma.

"Scooter has brought so much joy and balance to my life... Living with PTSD is a never-ending and constant battle, but Scooter makes life a little easier."
- Will Stricklan

Your support helps connect veterans, like Will, and their families to services and resources that profoundly change their lives. Because of your incredible support, we're able to provide services to service members, veterans and their families at little or no cost to them. Register or donate today!

Prosperity Bank presents the 13th Annual Easter Seals Greater Houston Walk With Me Houston - Family Fun Walk at the Houston Zoo on April 20th! Kids 10 & Under Free!

Ambassadors at Rodeo Houston

Yeehaw! Walk With Me Ambassadors past and present enjoyed the Houston Rodeo at the Special Children's Committee Day Tour and Lil' Rustlers Rodeo.

Ambassador Roundup: Pictures of past ambassadors at Rodeo Houston. Israel 2024, Emmanuel 2024, Luke 2021, Robert 2020, Evelyn 2022.

Walk With Me Houston is made possible thanks to the incredible support of our 2024 presenting sponsor, Prosperity Bank, who has already raised $40,000 for disability and veteran/military connected services. Special thanks to our newest 2024 Walk With Me Houston sponsors Badger Infrastructure Solutions, Concrete Constructors, Vince and Loiuse Foster and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers!