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Friendship Circle of Montreal takes on Dr. Seuss for Walk4Friendship event being held in the Old Port of Montreal, free Giant Ferris Wheel rides included

MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Friendship Circle of Montreal is hosting its annual Walk4Friendship event this Sunday, October 1, at the Clock Tower Pier in the Old Port of Montreal, registration starts at 11 AM. All participants will have a chance to ride the Giant Ferris Wheel for free.

Friendship Circle is a charitable organization that provides children, teens, and adults with special needs a place to focus on their abilities, build friendships, and experience inclusion.

The Walk4Friendship is organized to raise awareness of the importance of an inclusive community. The event raises funds that are crucial to the existence of the Friendship Circle and go towards the numerous camps, after school activities and regular outings provided to those who are a part of Friendship Circle. These programs are designed to nurture participant's social, physical, and cognitive skills. Friendship Circle works individually with each family to understand their specific needs and concerns related to their child's disability. Through these programs special needs children are given the opportunity to explore their community, build friendships and interact with their peers.

Through the Walk4Friendship fundraising event Friendship Circle plans to raise $500,000 by organizing teams and reaching out to sponsors in the community. Some of the sponsors for this year's event include RBC, Hypertec and Toyota St. Laurent to name a few.

Racheli Edelkopf who has been with Friendship Circle for over 5 years and is one of the organizers of this year's Walk4Friendship event, says "There is a lot of planning that goes into this event but it is all worth it to show our friends with special needs that the community supports them and to raise awareness for the services we provide. We are asking people to come and join us this Sunday, but we also want those who may need us to know that we are out there for them."

To donate, participate and learn more about the Friendship Circle and the Walk4Friendship, visit www.friendshipcircle.ca

About the Friendship Circle Friendship Circle has been providing assistance and support for more than 300 families of children with special needs since 2001 and enriches the lives of over 500 volunteers annually. Friendship Circle pairs teen volunteers with children who have special needs and together they participate in daily, weekly and monthly programs. To learn more about Friendship Circle visit www.friendshipcircle.ca. To learn more about this event visit www.walk4friendship.ca


SOURCE Friendship Circle of Montreal

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