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Steps for Change PDX

Get up, Get Active, and Give Back!

Friends of the Children-Portland pairs the highest priority youth in our community with a paid, professional mentor from kindergarten through high school graduation - at least 12.5 years, no matter what.

On July 17, we will walk for our youth and honor this 12.5-year commitment. Steps for Change PDX, our first Virtual Walk/Run fundraising event, is a celebration of our youth and a challenge to create change - small changes that support each child, and big changes that create access to opportunities and build hope for all children.

How It Works:

Register using the link below and choose the target distance that works best for you – 1 mile, 5k, or 12.5k. On Saturday, July 17, choose one of our routes (or set your own) and track your progress to your target distance. Whether it's walking, running, biking, or skipping, we want our community to get off the screen and get active! Registrants will receive a Steps for Change PDX t-shirt, a curated event playlist, and suggested routes for the big day. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win an exciting prize!

Help us Reach Our Goal of $100,000:

Funds raised help us provide 1:1 mentoring to the youth in our program. Thank you for joining us in creating generational change, one child at a time. Take the first step and register now to walk, run, lead, and change!

Questions? Reach out to events@friendspdx.org

To take full advantage of sponsorship benefits, click here.

Register by June 21st to receive an event t-shirt before July 17!

*Invest in our youth and make a gift in addition to your registration.

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