The gong sounded, marking the official start of the 32nd Annual Family Matters Walk & Roll-A-Thon. Clad in colorfully printed t-shirts, masses of walkers and cyclists took to the streets for a tour of the community on a clear, blue-skied morning. Members of the Family Matters family chatted with friends (and made some new ones), children on bikes and in strollers waved to passers-by, and a pair of circus arts performers drew attention as they wheeled through the course on their giant-wheel gymnastics apparatus. Thank you for being part of this joy-filled celebration, and for your support of Family Matters’ mission.
We are thrilled to have surpassed our fundraising goal for the event, raising more than $80,000 to fund after-school tutor/mentoring, teen job-skills and leadership development, hands-on learning at The Family Matters School, adult communications training, and events that bring members of our community together. We have an exciting year in store, and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Thank you, again, from the bottoms of our hearts. I hope that this fall brings you many opportunities for joy.
In peaceful partnership,
The Family Matters family