On Saturday, April 14, in Forty Fort, PA., Sundance Vacations was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 26th annual Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) Do it for the Kids WALK-A-THON for the fifth consecutive year!

Sundance vacations John & Tina Dowd WVCA 2018 Walk

John and Tina Dowd at the the Wyoming Valley Children’s Associations 26th Annual “Do It For the Kids” Walk-A-Thon

The walk was a huge success thanks to the crowd of nearly 300 walkers, WVCA volunteers, the Wilkes University Soccer Team, Wilkes University Nursing students and volunteers from Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 from Wilkes University and King’s College, and the generous donations from the community and local businesses!

The walk started at 9:00 AM, and lasted until 12:00 PM! The walk started from the WVCA School and followed the Wyoming Avenue down to Dennison Street and then finished back at the WVCA School. Along with the walk, attendees were able to take part in music, food, face painting, games and raffles! They even got to hangout with some surprise guest,  Tux, of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Hilda from Turkey Hill, R2D2, Kylo Ren, and some Stormtrooper!

Sundance Vacations very own co-founders, John and Tina Dowd both enjoyed the beautiful day at the WALK-A-THON with their daughter and her friend!

The cost of the event was $25 per person, $15 for children 7–13, and free for children 6 and under. Teams were encouraged, and adult team members received a discounted rate of $20 per person.

The purpose of this event is not only to raise support and awareness for the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, but for the children who benefit from the services provided. The money raised at the event makes a big impact on children in the community. The WVCA has offered quality early childhood education and therapeutic support services in the Wyoming Valley since 1924 for children ages 3 and 6.

For more information on the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association and how Sundance Vacations employees support the charity, visit the organization’s page on Sundance Vacations Charities. There you will also find a place to donate! You can also read about last year’s WALK-A-THON.


Check out some pictures from the WALK-A-THON

 


If you missed the“Do It For the Kids” WALK-A-THON, you can check out their next fundraiser; WVCA Gala at Hogwarts

The WVCA Annual Gala is being held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. The Gala will take place at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre, and will have a Hogwarts theme!

If you’d like more information on the Gala, and how Sundance Vacations is donating a golf week for the silent auction, please check out our Event Article!


View all charities Sundance Vacations Wilkes-Barre worked with here: Wilkes-Barre News.

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Sundance Vacations co-founders, John and Tina Dowd, participated in the WALK-A-THON!

Robert writes for Sundance Vacations’ Charities, Blog and News site as the Digital Media Coordinator.