A Whirlwind of a Weekend!



This weekend was a flurry of activity and excitement.  Bright and early Saturday morning, Children’s Friend hosted its 14th Annual 5K Walk and Run sponsored by Panera Bread.

With over 1,000 people in attendance throughout the morning, this year’s event was a record breaker!  Thanks to the generosity of our title sponsor, Panera Bread, our community and corporate sponsors, Children’s Friend staff, individual and team fundraisers, and all of our walkers and runners, the event raised over $118,000.
We couldn’t have done it without the hard work of the Panera café employees who competed and raised a total of $40,014 for our essential services.  A huge thank you to all who attended and participated, and a special thank you to our incredibly generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
J&A General Contractors, LLC
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsors

Kahn Litwin Renza, & Co. Ltd.
MetLife Auto & Home
Mutual of America


Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
Provider Group
Washington Trust

Bronze Sponsors

Century 21
D&H Collision
Grace Episcopal Church


Neighborhood Health Plan
Old Navy
Starkweather & Shepley

Yet the weekend did not stop there – later that evening, we attended Providence Children’s Museum annual “Unplugged” gala and were honored as a community partner. We were thrilled to be recognized by the Providence Children’s Museum. Our longstanding partnership has resulted in creating spaces for children and families to come together and learn to play, as well as countless opportunities for our staff to be inspired.  Congratulations to the Providence Children’s Museum on a successful event and thank you for such wonderful recognition!

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