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Zane Walks for Bucks in two-day event


zane walk logoRHe’s at it again! Zane Moore, President/CEO of YMCA of Bucks County will walk on his cross-county adventure across Bucks County to raise awareness of the impact that the Y makes in the lives of children and families in our community, expanding his endeavor from 2018.

The walk aims to raise awareness of the Ys annual campaign, raising funds for their vital community programs including their THRIVE cancer wellness, Veterans Wellness and new Back to You designed to support individuals in our community recovering from substance abuse. Additionally, funds support YMCA financial assistance efforts and their free, 7th grade membership initiative. Another component of the campaign for this year is the inclusion of capital renovation efforts at both the Fairless Hills and Doylestown branches, where expansion is necessary to continue to meet growing community need.

In 2018, all Y branches in Bucks County merged to become YMCA of Bucks County adding the Quakertown branch in January. Moore will walk from the Quakertown branch through beautiful Bucks County to the Doylestown branch and then to the Fairless Hills branch. Along the way, Moore will be joined by friends of the Y from local businesses and other nonprofit organizations.

Moore will kick off his walk with a ‘carb load’ rally held at the Warminster branch on May 8, with the official start of the walk beginning at the Quakertown branch on the morning of May 9. Culminating that day’s activities will be an outdoor BBQ arrival celebration and rally at the Doylestown branch. The walk will resume again the next morning at the Doylestown branch with arrival events scheduled for Newtown at 2:30PM and an additional celebration BBQ at the Fairless Hills branch beginning at 6PM. Events are sponsored by GymSource.

The community is invited to attend five, regional community events to celebrate the walk including:

Warminster Carb Load Rally
Wednesday, May 8 at 4PM
Warminster branch, 624 York Road, Warminster, PA

Quakertown Send-Off Breakfast and Rally
Thursday, May 9 from 8:30AM
401 Fairview Avenue, Quakertown, PA

Doylestown Arrival Outdoor BBQ and Rally
Thursday, May 9, 5PM
2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA

Newtown Rally and Refreshments
Friday, May 10 at 2:30PM
Newtown branch in Chandler Hall, 190 S. Sycamore Street, Newtown PA

Fairless Hills Arrival BBQ and Rally
Friday, May 10 at 6PM
601 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills, PA

Events are free and open to the community but those planning to attend should RSVP via the Y website at ymcabucks.org/zanewalks. For additional information about the walk, visit the website or contact Shannon Connolly at sconnolly@ymcabucks.org or 215.348.8131, x1188.