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!
Dance with Jam with Jamie!
Jam with Jamie is 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 Jamie also provides custom, upbeat, interactive events nationwide. Serving the NYC Tri-State area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, and Dallas. We come ready to ROCK!
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.
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.
Chef Casey Pesce introduces his second restaurant, Apple Street Kitchen, established August 2018. As former executive Chef at Apple Street’s previous landmark, Cafe Mumfords, it feels like home familiarizing himself around the 1 acre property equipped with a to-go market, several dining rooms, culinary classroom and oversized organic garden. Apple Street Kitchen takes pride in using seasonal & local ingredients for creative American cuisine. They serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday and are closed on Sunday. The restaurant offers dine in, take out and delivery. Let Apple Street Kitchen cater any event, from a simple brunch, on/off-site party or full service wedding. Event planning is on the horizon. If you’re looking for a unique night out, Apple Street also offers cooking classes as well!
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.
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.