Every year, the United Way of Collier County hosts the Walk-for-the-Way to educate the community on the services and programs of 29 local human service agencies. As a United Way member agency the Neighborhood Health Clinic teamed up with Coastal-IT to participate in the 2.5 mile walk at the North Collier Regional Park on Saturday, August 24th.
After a performance from Barron Collier & Golden Gate High school marching band and the pledge of allegiance, walkers of all ages set off under a partly cloudy sky. Along the scenic walking path, volunteers handed out snacks and water to the participants. Nina Gray and Toby Tryfus, two members of the Neighborhood Health Clinic Heelers team where the first two walkers to complete the trail.
When asked what she like about the walk, Ms. Tryfus said, “this was my first Walk-for-the-Way and it was just beautiful. There was so much to do and see during and after the walk. I would have to say, though, my favorite part was having the opportunity to get to know people from the Clinic outside of work.”
After completing the route participants had an opportunity to learn more about the 29 United Way member agencies in the air conditioned gymnasium. The Neighborhood Health Clinic handed out brochures, had a volunteer sign-up sheet available, and answered questions about their life-saving work.
One walker was quoted as saying “This was the best walk ever. I got to see lots of old friends I haven’t seen in a while. It was wonderful”.
The Neighborhood Health Clinic would like to take this opportunity to thank the United Way for their continued support of the community.
Please click her to see photos from the 6th Annual Walk for the Way.