Walk for Apraxia Newsletter – January 2021

2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia Overview

This past year, the 2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia was the 12th annual gathering for supporters to spread awareness about childhood apraxia of speech and raise funds for Apraxia Kids.  Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Apraxia Kids continued to use this time to recognize the hard work of the Apraxia Stars through ceremony and celebration.  While we missed gathering together in person, having virtual events was the best way to keep all participants safe.

Regardless of the changes, Virtual Walks were held in 87 U.S. and Canadian locations across our community!  Individuals registered and walked in neighborhoods, on tracks, on city sidewalks, in parks, and virtually anywhere that made their experience special!  The virtual ceremonies spread awareness about CAS, told the story of Apraxia Kids, notified participants of the sponsors, and most importantly highlighted the Apraxia Stars.  Plus, all Apraxia Stars were sent a certificate of accomplishment, a medal, and a commemorative 20th Anniversary Apraxia Kids cape.  To view photos of the many amazing people from our community who walked, search #VirtualWalkforApraxia on social media!

While we don’t know exactly what the 2021 Walk for Apraxia season will look like, participating in the Walk continues to be a crucial way for Apraxia Kids to spread awareness and raise funds to support our mission.  Each donation we receive, regardless of size, allows us to continue serving the apraxia community as the leader in childhood apraxia of speech. 

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Highlights Box

2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia Volunteers

Volunteers are the driving force behind the Walk for Apraxia. Many may not know this, but all Walk for Apraxia events are volunteer led and directed by a Volunteer Walk Coordinator who is supported by a Planning Team. Our Walk Coordinators courageously step into this role with a heart and passion for helping us expand our reach and further our mission. Without their dedication to the Walk for Apraxia, we could not accomplish all that we do! 

We cannot thank our volunteers enough for selflessly offering their time and talents to this cause.  Your efforts are making a difference in YOUR community and in the apraxia community at large.

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Quote

Who are the Walk for Apraxia Volunteers?

      Walk Coordinator – lead volunteer for the planning and execution of the Walk for Apraxia.

      Walk Co-coordinator – supports and enhances the Coordinator’s role.

      Planning Team Members – Individuals who fill various roles helping with sponsorship, outreach & team engagement.

      Day of Event Volunteers – Individuals who volunteer on Walk day to do tasks such as set-up, clean-up, administrative duties, activities, and more!

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Planning Team

Walk for Apraxia Sponsors

Organizations, businesses, and individuals who sponsor the Walk for Apraxia contribute in a unique way to make Walk day special, thus supporting the overall programs, resources, and research offered by Apraxia Kids.  Their contributions truly help make a difference in the lives of so many.  Although the financial impact of the pandemic affected some of our long standing sponsors who were unable to join us this year, we are still endlessly appreciative for their generosity over the years which has helped grow and sustain our mission.

In 2020, our Walk for Apraxia sponsors contributed a total of $24,422! Plus, we extend a special thanks to our Media and In-Kind sponsors who contributed services or goods to promote or enhance the Walk day virtual experience. 

We look forward to seeing what kinds of Walk for Apraxia partnerships 2021 will bring!  Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $2000, with corresponding benefits. If you are interested in more information on sponsorship packages or exploring a Regional or National sponsorship, please email sponsor@apraxia-kids.org.

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Sponsors

National Media Sponsor

KLove
Air1

Presenting – $5,000

Lennox International

Media

WYEP/WESA

Elite – $2,000

Allison A. Thomas Photography
Apraxia Dallas
Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory – Motor & Autism Treatment

Platinum – $1,000

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
Enerplus Corporation
Midwestern University
Penn State Center
RiteCare Scottish Rite Masons

Gold – $500

Baker Speech Clinic
Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre
Circle Creek Therapy
Embrace Home Loans
FlipSpot Gymnastics & Cheer
Inspiring Communication thru Adaptation & Nurturing
Kidsource Therapy

Gold – $500 cont.

Meehan’s Garage and Trucking LTD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Communication Center
Prestige Therapy
Rinehart Family Eye Care
Skill Builders
Speech Pathway
Stewart’s Shops
The Magic Nate Show LLC
Tinney’s Painting
UPMC Children’s Hospital
Washington Speech

Silver – $250

Columbus Therapy Associates, LLC
Indigo Dental
Jim Williams Photography
Northeast Speech Pathology, PLLC
PNC Bank
Resolution Plumbing
Scranton Motors
Solid Rock Sound Machine
TEIS early intervention
The Language Group
The Smith Team
Wolf Consulting, LLC

Bronze – $100

Blue Cat Studio
Cookie Therapy
Chick-fil-A
Doodie Calls Pet Waste Cleanup Service
Dr. Gregory W. Dietmeier – Dietmeier Orthodontics
Good Shepherd Pediatrics
Lively Speech and Language Therapy
Kid Connections Therapy
MeBe San Diego
Meredith White Speech Pathology, Inc
Navigant Credit Union
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
Schooley Mitchell – Kentville
Southern Spun Confections
Speakology
Therachoice

NSSLHA Chapter Challenge – New in 2020

Thank you college students and supporters who participated in the first ever Virtual Walk for Apraxia NSSLHA Chapter Challenge!  The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders recognized by ASHA. There are 340+ NSSLHA chapters located on colleges and university campuses in the U.S.

Previously, some NSSLHA chapters planned the Walk in their area, volunteered on Walk day, or joined the Walk as participants. This year, we created the Chapter Challenge to involve more teams in a new way that complimented the Virtual Walk format, and were blown away by the response. The top three fundraising teams earned an in-depth Zoom interactive educational session with an SLP specializing in CAS and a parent of a child with apraxia. 

Congratulations to MWU SLPs 2020, Duquesne NSSLHA, & IUP NSSLHA!

Thank you to all teams for spreading awareness about childhood apraxia of speech!

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - NSSLHA

Walk for Apraxia Champions Club and Grand Champions Club members

Apraxia Kids values all Walk for Apraxia teams who contribute to spreading awareness about childhood apraxia of speech. However, we are thrilled to specially recognize those whose fundraising efforts go above and beyond. Teams who raise $1000 become a part of our Champions Club and those who raise $5000 join the Grand Champions Club! These teams and team captains receive a variety of benefits as a token of our appreciation. 

Thank you to the 2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia teams in both our Champions and Grand Champions Clubs!  Visit our 2020 Champions Club album on Facebook to view graphics of our club members!

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Champions

Ways to prepare for the 2021 Walk for Apraxia

No matter how participants engage in the 2021 Walk for Apraxia, we are thrilled to move forward.  We encourage you to keep your eyes open for some new and exciting announcements  about the Walk and registration details! This information will be available sooner this year than ever before!  In the meantime, here are some ways you can begin preparing now.

  1. Follow the Walk for Apraxia public page and join the Apraxia Kids Walk Team Captains private group on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current Walk for Apraxia details and to engage with other team captains.
  2. Engage your team members early – plan a virtual kick-off party.  Share your 2021 Walk for Apraxia plan, discuss your goals, talk about your experience with childhood apraxia of speech, and remind team members you will inform them when registration is available.  If you support an Apraxia Star, let team members know about your star’s progress!
  3. Prepare a fundraising timeline to reach your 2021 goal.  Make a plan on how you will raise funds by utilizing different techniques or smaller fundraisers.  Break down your overall fundraising goal into smaller, easily attainable monthly or weekly goals.
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2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia Overview

This past year, the 2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia was the 12th annual gathering for supporters to spread awareness about childhood apraxia of speech and raise funds for Apraxia Kids.  Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Apraxia Kids continued to use this time to recognize the hard work of the Apraxia Stars through ceremony and celebration.  While we missed gathering together in person, having virtual events was the best way to keep all participants safe.

Regardless of the changes, Virtual Walks were held in 87 U.S. and Canadian locations across our community!  Individuals registered and walked in neighborhoods, on tracks, on city sidewalks, in parks, and virtually anywhere that made their experience special!  The virtual ceremonies spread awareness about CAS, told the story of Apraxia Kids, notified participants of the sponsors, and most importantly highlighted the Apraxia Stars.  Plus, all Apraxia Stars were sent a certificate of accomplishment, a medal, and a commemorative 20th Anniversary Apraxia Kids cape.  To view photos of the many amazing people from our community who walked, search #VirtualWalkforApraxia on social media!

While we don’t know exactly what the 2021 Walk for Apraxia season will look like, participating in the Walk continues to be a crucial way for Apraxia Kids to spread awareness and raise funds to support our mission.  Each donation we receive, regardless of size, allows us to continue serving the apraxia community as the leader in childhood apraxia of speech. 

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Highlights Box

2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia Volunteers

Volunteers are the driving force behind the Walk for Apraxia. Many may not know this, but all Walk for Apraxia events are volunteer led and directed by a Volunteer Walk Coordinator who is supported by a Planning Team. Our Walk Coordinators courageously step into this role with a heart and passion for helping us expand our reach and further our mission. Without their dedication to the Walk for Apraxia, we could not accomplish all that we do! 

We cannot thank our volunteers enough for selflessly offering their time and talents to this cause.  Your efforts are making a difference in YOUR community and in the apraxia community at large.

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Quote

Who are the Walk for Apraxia Volunteers?

      Walk Coordinator – lead volunteer for the planning and execution of the Walk for Apraxia.

      Walk Co-coordinator – supports and enhances the Coordinator’s role.

      Planning Team Members – Individuals who fill various roles helping with sponsorship, outreach & team engagement.

      Day of Event Volunteers – Individuals who volunteer on Walk day to do tasks such as set-up, clean-up, administrative duties, activities, and more!

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Planning Team

Walk for Apraxia Sponsors

Organizations, businesses, and individuals who sponsor the Walk for Apraxia contribute in a unique way to make Walk day special, thus supporting the overall programs, resources, and research offered by Apraxia Kids.  Their contributions truly help make a difference in the lives of so many.  Although the financial impact of the pandemic affected some of our long standing sponsors who were unable to join us this year, we are still endlessly appreciative for their generosity over the years which has helped grow and sustain our mission.

In 2020, our Walk for Apraxia sponsors contributed a total of $24,422! Plus, we extend a special thanks to our Media and In-Kind sponsors who contributed services or goods to promote or enhance the Walk day virtual experience. 

We look forward to seeing what kinds of Walk for Apraxia partnerships 2021 will bring!  Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $2000, with corresponding benefits. If you are interested in more information on sponsorship packages or exploring a Regional or National sponsorship, please email sponsor@apraxia-kids.org.

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Sponsors

National Media Sponsor

KLove
Air1

Presenting – $5,000

Lennox International

Media

WYEP/WESA

Elite – $2,000

Allison A. Thomas Photography
Apraxia Dallas
Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory – Motor & Autism Treatment

Platinum – $1,000

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
Enerplus Corporation
Midwestern University
Penn State Center
RiteCare Scottish Rite Masons

Gold – $500

Baker Speech Clinic
Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre
Circle Creek Therapy
Embrace Home Loans
FlipSpot Gymnastics & Cheer
Inspiring Communication thru Adaptation & Nurturing
Kidsource Therapy

Gold – $500 cont.

Meehan’s Garage and Trucking LTD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Communication Center
Prestige Therapy
Rinehart Family Eye Care
Skill Builders
Speech Pathway
Stewart’s Shops
The Magic Nate Show LLC
Tinney’s Painting
UPMC Children’s Hospital
Washington Speech

Silver – $250

Columbus Therapy Associates, LLC
Indigo Dental
Jim Williams Photography
Northeast Speech Pathology, PLLC
PNC Bank
Resolution Plumbing
Scranton Motors
Solid Rock Sound Machine
TEIS early intervention
The Language Group
The Smith Team
Wolf Consulting, LLC

Bronze – $100

Blue Cat Studio
Cookie Therapy
Chick-fil-A
Doodie Calls Pet Waste Cleanup Service
Dr. Gregory W. Dietmeier – Dietmeier Orthodontics
Good Shepherd Pediatrics
Lively Speech and Language Therapy
Kid Connections Therapy
MeBe San Diego
Meredith White Speech Pathology, Inc
Navigant Credit Union
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
Schooley Mitchell – Kentville
Southern Spun Confections
Speakology
Therachoice

NSSLHA Chapter Challenge – New in 2020

Thank you college students and supporters who participated in the first ever Virtual Walk for Apraxia NSSLHA Chapter Challenge!  The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders recognized by ASHA. There are 340+ NSSLHA chapters located on colleges and university campuses in the U.S.

Previously, some NSSLHA chapters planned the Walk in their area, volunteered on Walk day, or joined the Walk as participants. This year, we created the Chapter Challenge to involve more teams in a new way that complimented the Virtual Walk format, and were blown away by the response. The top three fundraising teams earned an in-depth Zoom interactive educational session with an SLP specializing in CAS and a parent of a child with apraxia. 

Congratulations to MWU SLPs 2020, Duquesne NSSLHA, & IUP NSSLHA!

Thank you to all teams for spreading awareness about childhood apraxia of speech!

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - NSSLHA

Walk for Apraxia Champions Club and Grand Champions Club members

Apraxia Kids values all Walk for Apraxia teams who contribute to spreading awareness about childhood apraxia of speech. However, we are thrilled to specially recognize those whose fundraising efforts go above and beyond. Teams who raise $1000 become a part of our Champions Club and those who raise $5000 join the Grand Champions Club! These teams and team captains receive a variety of benefits as a token of our appreciation. 

Thank you to the 2020 Virtual Walk for Apraxia teams in both our Champions and Grand Champions Clubs!  Visit our 2020 Champions Club album on Facebook to view graphics of our club members!

2021 Walk for Apraxia Newsletter - Champions

Ways to prepare for the 2021 Walk for Apraxia

No matter how participants engage in the 2021 Walk for Apraxia, we are thrilled to move forward.  We encourage you to keep your eyes open for some new and exciting announcements  about the Walk and registration details! This information will be available sooner this year than ever before!  In the meantime, here are some ways you can begin preparing now.

  1. Follow the Walk for Apraxia public page and join the Apraxia Kids Walk Team Captains private group on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current Walk for Apraxia details and to engage with other team captains.
  2. Engage your team members early – plan a virtual kick-off party.  Share your 2021 Walk for Apraxia plan, discuss your goals, talk about your experience with childhood apraxia of speech, and remind team members you will inform them when registration is available.  If you support an Apraxia Star, let team members know about your star’s progress!
  3. Prepare a fundraising timeline to reach your 2021 goal.  Make a plan on how you will raise funds by utilizing different techniques or smaller fundraisers.  Break down your overall fundraising goal into smaller, easily attainable monthly or weekly goals.
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