One Week to Go Until the Big Day!


The Children’s Friend Walk & Run is just one short work week away – and this year’s theme: “We Walk So Our Children Can Fly” is an important one.  We need you to help us protect and serve our most vulnerable children. All proceeds will go to Children’s Friend to help promote the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children.

The fun starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park.  A shout out to our amazing sponsors for their generous investment in our work.  We cannot do it without you!  We’ll see you on Saturday!


Here’s how you can help:



Register to Walk or Run and Fundraise

It’s not too late to register to walk or run and set up a fundraising page. Share your Walk Fundraising Page on Facebook and e-mail or text the link to your fundraising page to friends and family.  Every dollar counts!  And we’ve got a great day planned with great food, fun games and activities, and music for all ages!  You don’t want to miss it.





Visit a Panera Café and Purchase Your 2018 Wristband

You can visit a participating Panera Bread and brighten up your day with an official Children’s Friend 5K Walk & Run sponsored by Panera Bread wrist band! Collect all three styles for only $3 and share with your coworkers, friends, and family.  Offer valid at Panera Bread Rhode Island locations in Cranston, Smithfield, Newport, East Greenwich, Wakefield, Warwick, Providence, and Lincoln and at Massachusetts locations in North Attleboro, Dartmouth, Seekonk, and Plainville.




Purchase Raffle Tickets for a Chance to Win a New Bike!

We’re giving away a fabulous fitness bike. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Click here to purchase raffle tickets online.







Volunteers are needed for the day of the event – want to help with an activity or help set up or break down on Saturday?  Contact Johanna Corcoran at for more details!