Next Door, the leading provider of early education services in Central City Milwaukee, will hold its 26th Annual Walk for Children on Saturday, May 16th to raise awareness for the important programming Next Door delivers to the city’s most vulnerable children and their families.
Green Bay Running Back Eddie Lacy will lead the Walk this year. The event begins at 9 a.m. (rain or shine) at Next Door Headquarters at 2545 N. 29th Street.
“I’m proud to be a part of this Walk for Children to help kids in Milwaukee get ready for school,” said Lacy who will walk with the participants for the full-mile neighborhood walk.
The 2015 Presenting Sponsor for Walk for Children is Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Harley-Davidson has been the leading sponsor for the walk since its inception in 1989.
Other sponsors include: Corporate: Kelben, Caterpillar, Comfort Company, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee Business Journal, Bostik, US BANK, Baird, Manpower Inc., Children’s Community Health Plan, Helwig Carbon Inc., Rexnord, Corporate Central Credit Union, We Energies, Sodexo Magic, Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Private: Joan Aker, Diane and Tom Arenberg, Carol and Tom Butler, Mary E. Lacy, Brenda and Matt Levatich, Camilla and James Levin, Julie and George Mosher, Jeanne and Larry Prochnow and Molly and Mike Shapiro. Media: V100.7 FM (iheartMedia) and 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.
WISNTV-12’s Melinda Davenport and Mark Baden will emcee the event. Festivities include live entertainment by Emmy Award-winning children’s band from Philadelphia, Alex & the Kaleidoscope, games, prizes and food for all registered participants. Children will also receive free books through Next Door’s Books for Kids Program.