While we’re disappointed we can’t celebrate with everyone in person this year, we are excited to bring you the 14th Annual Walk n’ Roll in a safe, new way! This summer, we’re inviting you to support the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital by Walking n’ Rolling anywhere and asking your friends around the globe to join you!
Register Today as an individual or start a team. Anyone, from anywhere, can join your team and Walk n’ Roll in their favorite park, at the beach, around their neighborhood or even on a treadmill at home!
Take the Challenge this summer by walking, running, riding, or rolling an increasing mileage goal each week and participating in the weekly fundraising challenges to help you reach your goal.
Tune In on September 13th at 11am to watch the livestream Virtual Walk n’ Roll celebration featuring musical performances, dance and singalongs, comedians, cooking lessons and more!
Check back regularly as we will be updating our list of performers and posting the program schedule closer to the event.
Dance with Jam with Jamie!
Jam with Jamieis a musical entertainment company that specializes in customized birthday parties, music classes, playgroups and events for children ages 0-10. Musicians. Face Painters. Balloon Twisters. Photographers. Performers come armed with a guitar, parachute, bubbles, shakers, scarves and more! Jam out to traditional children's songs, rock n' roll oldies, and today's hits. A featured children's entertainment vendor for parties and events at Dylan's Candy Bar, Sixteen Handles, Wollman Rink in Central Park, and many other venues around the city, Jam with Jamiealso provides custom, upbeat, interactive events nationwide. Serving the NYC Tri-State area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, and Dallas. We come ready to ROCK!
Performance by The Counterfeiters Band
The Counterfeiters have been wowing audiences across the Tri-State area, and beyond, for years. They are honored to be a part of Walk n' Roll for Children's Specialized Hospital and supports their vision of ensuring that every child has the ability to reach their full potential.
Performance by NJ Ballet Company
For more than half a century, New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet and has given hundreds of thousands of adults and children their first introduction to ballet and inspired in many a lifelong love of the arts. The founding of New Jersey Ballet created a profound change in the cultural landscape of New Jersey. Over the years, New Jersey Ballet has brought the magic of dance theatre to countless students, little children, senior citizens and adults of all ages. During its 26 week season, New Jersey Ballet performs a variety of works from classical, contemporary and jazz ballet at 10 venues throughout the state, and has toured nationally and around the world.
Comedian Mike Marino
Mike Marino is one of the most loved comedians of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino and event center from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. Mike has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he entered the entertainment industry at an early age and has studied at some of the most prestigious acting schools in New York, and has appeared in over 200 national television commercials, including many endorsements and has received a Best Actor Clio Award Nomination.
Making Pancakes with Apple Street Kitchen
Are you ready to make the best pancakes you've ever eaten? Cook along with Chef Jason Arellano & Chef Casey Pesce from Apple Street Kitchen in Tinton Falls as they show you how to make Pancakes with Jersey Fruit Compote!
Storytime with Fran Boccella
Longtime supporter of Children's Specialized Hospital, Fran Boccella, has published her first children’s book, A Magical Day at the Beach. This beautifully written and illustrated book chronicles the adventures of clever sea creatures who help bring the beach to kids with special health needs who are unable to leave their hospital. The story is a fun reminder of all the wonderful sights and smells of the beach with a powerful and meaningful message for children and adults alike.
Acoustic Performance by Jimi Mitchell
Jimi Mitchell is a solo guitarist and singer. He plays a wide variety of music spanning nine decades including Standards from the 40's up to current Rock. Artists include Old Bruce, Elvis, Johnny, J.T., Croce, Eagles and many more.
Karate Fun Aerobics Led by Wazir Barnes
Introducing Karate Fun Aerobics (KFA) led by Wazir Barnes! This class, part of CSH Activity Connection, has a Karate focus and will be conducted through an online program. Wazir will lead a 40-minute class focusing on karate-specific moves, skills, and terminology while getting in some stretches, cardiovascular movements, and fun!
"Frozen" Workout with Angela Federico of The MAX Challenge Bridgewater
The MAX Challenge of Bridgewater - fitness for the mind, body, and spirit. The MAX Challenge is a 10-week body transformation system designed to make fast and lasting changes to your appearance and overall well-being by combining nutritional counseling, fitness class, and motivation. Being a part of The MAX is like having a personal trainer, nutritional counselor and success coach. With their new online platform you can achieve your fitness goals from anywhere in the world or if you're local, they have physically distanced outdoor classes! Give them a call today at (908) 566-2818.
Sing and Dance with Susan Graham
Susan Graham is a flutist and private instructor in New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, and a Master of Music Degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Jersey. Graham performs frequently in the tri-state area as soloist, and as a member of the Orchestra of St. Peter’s-by-the-sea, the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, and as a founding member of the New York based baroque group Ensemble Leonarda. Graham has maintained a large private flute teaching studio for over 25 years, seamlessly transitioning recently to online platforms (Skype and Zoom) so that students all around the country could safely continue their lessons. Graham is passionate about classical music and music education for all ages.
Educational Resources for Parents Presented by Kohl's Cares
Through a partnership with Kohl’s Cares, Children’s Specialized Hospital is improving access to care for children with special healthcare needs. Visit Kohl’s Autism Awareness Community Hub on our website for more information.
Walk n' Roll brings together passionate people committed to raising funds in support of children and families treated at Children's Specialized. From chronic illnesses and complex disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. Every step, every donation has a direct impact on the care provided. Learn how your gift impacts the lives of children like Joe and the more than 38,000 treated each year by Children's Specialized.
My life as a kid with cerebral palsy was challenging. When I was younger, it was hard for me to make friends and adapt to a traditional school setting because I was always “different” and didn’t look like the other students. But when I came to Children’s Specialized Hospital, I remember feeling like it was my second home! From the moment I entered the building, I felt like people saw ME and not my disability and my wheelchair.
Get The Word Out
The mission of Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation is to inspire and secure philanthropic support for the hospital’s mission to be the preeminent provider of specialized healthcare for infants, children and young adults. Donations go directly to helping Children’s Specialized Hospital pioneer new specialized pediatric care and serve more children in need.
Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation is a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
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