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Shriners Slates Walk for Love Walkathon & Barbecue for Sept. 10

SPRINGFIELD — Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield will hold its seventh annual Walk for Love Walkathon and Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 10, rain or shine.

This easy, three-mile walk begins at the hospital on Carew Street and continues through Van Horn Park and back to the hospital for a barbecue. Family fun will include Shrine clowns, Forest Park Zoo on the Go, face painting, music, a teddy-bear clinic, and more.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., the walk kicks off at 10 a.m., followed by the barbecue and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration for both walkers and non-walkers is $25 per person, $5 for children 12 and under, or $40 per family. Credit-card payments are accepted. A waiver must be signed to participate in the walkathon. No pets are allowed, except for service animals. Free parking is available at the Boys and Girls Club located directly across from the hospital.

To register, visit www.walkforlove.org. Registration forms will also be available on the day of the walk. For more information, e-mail Lee Roberts at [email protected] or call (413) 755-2307.

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