Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 5.16.48 PMThe Family Promise Metrowest 7th Annual Walk Away Homelessness Walkathon is set to kick off on Saturday, April 9th!

Join LBF and the Street Gang from 105.7 WROR Radio and more than 600 walkers of all ages for music, face painting and prizes.  The three mile walk will begin and end at the Natick Common located at 3 East Central Street, rain or shine! Whole Foods and Dunkin Donuts will be there with hot coffee, donuts and snacks.

The goal this year is to raise $110,000 to help Family Promise Metrowest end the cycle of homelessness by providing local families with shelter, meals, workforce development and transitional housing.

The walk begins at 8:45 am on Saturday, April 9th; registration opens at 7:30 am. All walkers will receive a free t-shirt at registration. For every $100 raised, walkers will receive a raffle ticket to win JetBlue flights, Red Sox tickets, gift cards and more! Raffle winners will be announced at the end of the walk at 10:15am.

To register and fundraise for the Walkathon, please go here.

This event is made possible by many generous local businesses and sponsors: Needham Bank, DCU Federal Credit Union, 105.7 WROR, Eastern Bank, Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation, JobCase, Metrowest Medical Center, and DCU for Kids.

Family Promise Metrowest, founded in 2008, is one of 180 networks nationwide that offer hope to families by providing safe transitional shelter, meals, workforce development and professional case management as they seek permanent housing. By providing resources and addressing barriers, families can save 80% of their income after expenses and bring themselves and their children out of homelessness. With 50 local congregations, over 2600 volunteers, and support from the community, we are making a difference together in addressing the issue of family homelessness.