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Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Location: Vasona Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA
Registration: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Program and Activities: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Length of Walk: just shy of 3 miles
8:30 AM – Registration Begins
9:00 AM – Stage Program Begins
9:05 AM – NBTS Staff will share information about what the organization is working on
9:10 AM – Remembrance Ceremony *NEW* will be held at Honor & Celebrate Tent. This is an elective ceremony for people to join if they want to honor a loved one who has passed away. We will take just a few minutes to read a poem and have a moment of silence while we reflect on their memory.
9:20 AM – Survivor Photo on stage
9:30 AM – Survivor Guest Speaker
9:35 AM – Karyn Wilder Champion Award will be given
9:45 AM – Guest Research Speaker
10:00 AM – Walk Begins
11:00 AM – Walk Ends & Music in the Park – the >Mojo Workin’ Blues Band will play for us!
11:30 AM – Closing Program final fundraising numbers will be announced, raffle and auction winners, and will distribute prizes
We will close out our program by announcing our final fundraising numbers and distribute this year’s awards. For more information about awards please visit our Fundraising Challenges and Prizes page for full details.
Rain or shine the event will go on! Regardless of weather, layered clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. It is encouraged that you wear close-toed shoes not only for the walk but because there are many water fowl at the park and they are messy!
Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome to attend the event.
**No staking in the lawn
Food at the Walk
There will be a “Refreshments” tent with donated dry goods and various types of waters however these are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not serve as a meal. It is encouraged that you bring a blanket, pack a picnic lunch and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy with your teammates and the rest of the walkers.
Teams are encouraged to bring a pop up tent and blankets and plant themselves on the lawn. Any and all teams area welcome to do so however, there is NO staking in the lawn of any kind allowed. If you want to bring a tent and are concerned about wind you must plan to use sandbags or other means to hold it down. Thank you for your consideration.
There will be 200 chairs set up in front of the stage for your use during the event program.
Directions & Parking
The entrance to Vasona Lake Park is located on Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos. From southbound Highway 17, exit at Lark Avenue and travel east. Turn right on Los Gatos Boulevard and right again onto Blossom Hill Road. Walk-in entrances are located on Garden Hill Drive and University Avenue. Public transit is also available.
Handicapped parking will be available to those needing it at the Boat Center parking area. Signs will be posted and volunteers will be there to support. There will also be ample parking for all of our walkers at the Peppertree and Lakeview Group areas. Parking will be $6 per car as you enter the park. A view of park is here.
For those of you needing to be dropped off please use the Boat Center parking lot.
Visit our Fundraising Challenges & Prizes Page for full details.
Thank you for your support & Good Luck!
Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities
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To maximize every dollar raised, we only provide event T-shirts to registered survivors and volunteers. However, we also offer T-shirts for adults and children at each event, in exchange for a donation.