Walk Northwest Looks to Create Pasadena Community Solidarity, Supports Flintridge Center's Programs and Services
The Flintridge Center is excited to announce its first fundraising event, Walk Northwest, a 3.7 mile non-competitive walk benefiting Flintridge's programs and services for Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena. Scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., this interactive walk will celebrate Pasadena's sense of community, highlight historical points-of-interest, and raise funds to support Flintridge Center's mission to combat the effect of community violence and poverty.
Northwest Pasadena has experienced a healthy growth over the years with the support of Flintridge Center and other community collaborations. Rather than host a traditional fundraiser, Flintridge Center has set out to positively highlight this area's transformation and show supporters all Northwest Pasadena has to offer.
"There is often a misconception about Northwest Pasadena, but our programs, along with all of our community partners, have provided Northwest residents with greater opportunities to thrive," says Jaylene Moseley, President of Flintridge Center. "Walk Northwest gives our supporters the chance to engage with this community and see firsthand the work being done here."
Many walking participants have a direct connection to Northwest Pasadena and are walking to express their passion and support for Flintridge Center.
"The work that Flintridge does in our community is amazing," says longtime Northwest Pasadena resident, Rachel Rouse. "They have changed the lives of many and helped to positively reshape the outlook of our community. I am walking in celebration of our community and Flintridge Center."
The Pasadena Museum of History and Pasadena Public Library have joined with Flintridge as partners in history, creating a walking guide of historical highlights. Participants of Walk Northwest will be engaged in a community learning experience as past and present historical points will be celebrated along the walk route.
The City of Pasadena has backed Flintridge as a Walk Northwest event sponsor. In-kind donations have been secured from Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's of Pasadena – Arroyo Parkway, Super King Market and Northwest's own Perry's Joint.
Registration is now open for Walk Northwest and will run through April 10, 2014. Minimum registration fee per walker is $100. Participants have the opportunity to raise the funds over the registration period. For more information on Walk Northwest or how to register to walk, volunteer or donate, please visit www.WalkNorthwest.org.