The Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary of New York, are proud to announce their partnership in the 15th annual Walk-A-Thon. The "official" date of the Walk-A-Thon this year is April 24, 2021. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year our Walk on the 24th will be "Virtual". So please still plan to do what works best for you to raise funds, and then join us on the "Virtual" Walk as you report your results in real time, and we tally the results for all to see and hear. Watch for details coming later.
We also have created a Walk-A-Thon Facebook Group page. Just search in Facebook for Walk-A-Thon NYS and you will find it. Check the page often as we will be providing valuable information, tools, updates, and even some words of encouragement to make your fund raising a success.
The focus this year for the Sons will be the Homeless Veteran programs at each of the VA Medical Centers in New York State. Our Veterans deserve better, and it is through the assistance of the VA that we can assist those Veterans out there in need of help. The American Legion Auxiliary focus this year will be on their many important VA&R programs that they conduct. In every Unit, in every County, and in every District across the State, Auxiliary members have devoted themselves to the physical and mental well-being of our Veterans.
Just imagine the impact we can have collectively on our Veterans and their families! If we can assist 1 Veteran in obtaining stable housing; If we can help 1 Veteran obtain employment or an education; If we can save 1 Veteran from Suicide; If we can assist at least 1 Veteran in obtaining VA or other needed services and assistance; And if we can help to improve the quality of life of at least 1 Veteran in our Hospitals and in our Community; then we can truley say that we have accomplished our mission with Walk-A-Thon 2021.
We hope that on this site you will find the words you need to share and the tools you need to use, to make Walk-A-Thon 2021 an event where you are located, and a sucess for those we need to serve. One of the most useful tools is the Boots Cut-Out (downloadable below). Sell them for $5, sell them for $10; Write the donor name on and hang it up in the Post. IT WORKS!
But most of all remember and remind people of just one thing, "they marched for us, its our turn now to walk for them".
Any questions can be answered by contacting Gabe Cinquegrana at 585-474-3427; e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your Legion, or American Legion Auxiliary representative.