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Walk the Walk

Posted by Elisa Taub
Walk the Walk

Now that spring is in the air, and the weather is turning to warmer days, it's a great time to start thinking about outdoor activities. There's something very meaningful that you can do with your kids this spring and that is to sign up for a "walk" for a cause. What a wonderful family activity to engage in and an invaluable lesson for your kids about having the power to make a difference in the lives of others.

These "walks" take place in most major cities across the country for various causes and you can easily find one scheduled to take place near your home by searching the internet, or keeping an eye out for information in your local paper.

We've compiled a list of just a few of the many organizations with upcoming events:

- Children's Cancer Research Fund
In Los Angeles, on April 29th, Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) which was founded in 1987 as a non-profit organization dedicated to two important goals: to provide support on a national level for clinical research in pediatric cancer and to improve the medical environment for all children.

- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Join Juvenile diabetes research foundation International, enter your state a find a list of walks near you. These walks are very family-friendly and feature entertainment, food and fun.

- March of Dimes
Join the March of Dimes and help raise funds to find the cause of and prevent premature birth (the #1 cause of death among newborns). Just click on the map and choose from several walks near you.

- American Lung Association
Join the Asthma Walk in a nation wide effort to bring attention to this devastating chronic illness.

- Fight Hunger
Do your part to put an end to world hunger. Visit Walk The Worldto find where to walk on May 13th in your area.

- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Help find a cure for this deadly disease by joining with Great Strides, this organization's largest national event.

- Autism Speaks
Join others in your community in a noncompetitive 5K walk toward a common goal. Join Walk Now -- to find the causes, effective treatments and a cure for autism. Kids enjoy moonbounces and other fun activities.