Walk n’ Roll

Join us for the 1st Annual…

Walk N’ Roll

Sunday, July 26th | 10a-12p | Join us virtually! | $10 Registration Donation

Join Southwest Center for Independence on Sunday, July 26th for a first ever fundraiser that anyone in our community can participate in! The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 30 this year on July 26th, and we wanted to celebrate its birthday with our community. However, an in-person event doesn’t seem like the most prudent thing right now, so join us virtually.

Typically, a Walk n’ Roll would meet at a track or park or close down a road to be completed together, but with the current pandemic ongoing, we thought a virtual Walk n’ Roll would give ALL member of our community a chance to participate! Join us walking, rolling, biking, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, roller blading – whatever you and yours like to do!

You can join us by…

#1: Participate: Register online HERE. You’ll get an email after asking for you to make a $10 donation to cover your registration! If this is cost prohibitive though, we’d rather have you walkin’ and rollin’ with us, so just forgo the donation. We understand and want you to participate. (LINK: https://bit.ly/2O01xFQ)

#2: Donate: Get your friends, family, coworkers, or whoever to donate to support your participation and see how much you can raise to help us support the disability and elder community in Durango! (See some helpful tips below!) (LINK: https://www.coloradogives.org/2020WalknRoll)

#3: Share: We want to hear your story, why you’re walking, and how SWCI has made a difference for you! We deal with so many different people and walks of life. We would love to hear your story, what support you’ve gotten, and how we can help!

If you need help registering…

We don’t want ANY barrier to stop you from participating with us on July 26th. If you need help completing the registration process, please call (970)-259-1672 or email info@swilc.org.

Here is the link to register! (Link: https://bit.ly/2O01xFQ)

Helpful Tips & Resources on How to Fundraiser - It’s not as scary as you think!

#1: A Group Email, Text, or Digital Message: Send out our donation link! (LINK: https://www.coloradogives.org/2020WalknRoll)

#2: Facebook Fundraiser – Here’s a link for some help setting up a Facebook Fundraiser! (LINK: https://www.facebook.com/help/990087377765844)

#3: A Good Ole Fashion Pledge Sheet – (DOWNLOAD HERE!)

Template for friends & family: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when we’re asking our friends and family to donate to a cause we care about. We wrote a sample note to help get you started! Copy & Paste:

Dear Friends,

I’m participating in the 1st Annual Walk n’ Roll this year on July 26th! This virtual event is going to raise money for Southwest Center for Independence. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 30 this year on July 26th, and I wanted to celebrate its birthday with my community. Southwest Center for Independence provides many services to the disabled and aging populations in Southwest Colorado.

I’m walking n’ rolling because ____________enter your phrase for your story here_____. I’d so appreciate anything you can donate to my cause and this organization that helps my community!

You can give online at https://www.coloradogives.org/2020WalknRoll or send a physical donation to 3473 Main Avenue #23, Durango, CO 81301.

Thank you for your support!

Help Us by Sharing…and just in case, we put this together for you!

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT after all…so we want to hear from you on Facebook @SWCOCIL and Instagram at @SouthwestCenterforIndependence. Tag us and hashtag your post with #WalknRoll2020. For help posting on social media, here are some resources:

Finally, the reason for all the hoopla!

If you’re interested in learning about the ADA and how it has affected individuals in our community, check out some of the below resources…