Walk with Us!

CAP has a long tradition of getting our families and supporters together each year to celebrate the families we've helped to create.  We've had a few years' hiatus, but it's time to do it again!

Join us on Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 am to register
at the Beachfront Shelter in Ontario Beach Park near Charlotte Beach.

We will begin to walk at 10:30 am, rain or shine.

The whole walk is about 2-1/2 miles along the Ontario Beach/Charlotte Beach sidewalk and boardwalk (no sand). Then when we get back, we can socialize and celebrate with the delicious hots and hamburgers from Barton's Hots food truck!


How You Can Help

We request a minimum donation of $25 per participant over 18 years old. You can donate before the walk below, or donate at registration.

Hang us this printable poster wherever you're allowed:

Tell your friends, family, and workplace colleagues, and encourage them to join you! You can even gather your own team of donors by starting your own mini-campaign. It's easy!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information and updates, and share on your social media. Post your own photos and updates, tag Children Awaiting Parents, and use #MicheleElyCAPWalk.

Michele Ely

Why the "Michele Ely Memorial Family Walk"?

Michele was supremely generous in her financial support, but her generosity went above and beyond writing checks. From the early days of Children Awaiting Parents, this mother of six—all of whom were adopted—was also active as a board member, volunteer, and ambassador.  Read more about her here >>

Although she has passed away now, we can honor her legacy by walking in the Family Walk as she did, and by doing all we can to support the work that CAP is doing to make loving connections between youth and families.