QCP Footsteps Walk Takes Big Strides to Enhance Services
QCP welcomed more than 200 participants at its 38th annual Footsteps for Progress Walk on April 5. The 5-mile walk from QCP’s Center on 164th St to Kissena Park and back raised over $20,000 that will go towards enhancing QCP services.
The Footsteps for Progress Walk has come to be a true community event supported by hundreds of neighbors, students, politicians and QCP staff members who come to raise money for a great cause. This year, QCP named NYS Senator Tony Avella as the event’s Grand Marshall, who along with Park Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, led the Walk.
QCP Director of Development Maryann McAleer, said “Every year, we are pleased to see the increasing amount of high school students who participate in the Walk to help raise funds and awareness for QCP programs. We hope their experience sparked an interest in QCP’s programs and that these students continue be involved with us throughout the year.”
It was a pure joyful atmosphere, with participants mingling before and after the event. A great time was had by all with a complimentary brunch sponsored by the Jax Inn Diner, Royal Caribbean Bakery and J. Kings Food Service Professionals. The event’s main sponsor, Municipal Credit Union, also provided courtesy t-shirts to all Walk participants.Among the many other sponsors contributing were Modell’s Sporting Goods, Q-Side Federal Credit Union and United Healthcare.
QCP Executive Director, Charlie Houston, explained, “As QCP prepares to kick off our 65th year anniversary, we couldn’t be more pleased to have this traditional Walk as part of our history. There is no doubt QCP will continue this community event which has become a neighborhood tradition as we move forward.”