Event Description Time / Location
11/9 iPads For Soldiers

“iPads For Soldiers” Hosts the 1st Annual “Walk a Mile in Their Boots”
Walk-a-Thon on Key Biscayne with over 500 participants in Honor of Our
Military Troops
Locals, Athletes, and Corporate Businesses will join together to benefit “iPads for
Soldiers”
On Sunday, November 9, 2014, families, military personnel, and athletes
along with local and corporate businesses will meet on the sunny island of
Key Biscayne for the 1st annual “Walk a Mile in Their Boots” walk-a-thon.
The highly anticipated walk is expected to draw many hundreds of
participants and spectators in support of iPads for Soldiers. The day will be
packed with fun-filled activities including performances by the Coral
Gables Senior High Marching band/Flag Corps/Gablettes, multiple local
dance groups, show choirs, soloists and more. Activites include a military
obstacle course, spa tents, face painting/flash tattoos, military vehicles on
display, and countless other fun activities! Channel 4’s Cynthia Demos will
kick off the day with Carnegie Hall alum Isabella Pena who will sing the
national anthem.
Army Sergeant and double amputee, Master Sergeant Cedric King, and
Lauren Manning, author of Unmeasured Strength and survivor of the
September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center are the Key
note speakers with incredibly inspiring stories of resilience. Local
restaurants will offer delectable bites while local business sponsor family
activities through the afternoon. The first 50 registered teams will be given a
pair of authentic, war-torn combat boots for one member to wear during
their walk. All teams are encouraged to get creative with their attire, as
there will be a team award for the most patriotic apparel!The “Walk a Mile in Their Boots” walk- a-thon benefits “iPads for Soldiers”,
and all proceeds goes directly to the purchase of iPads for our troops
overseas and those recovering in military hospitals.
“We are so excited to bring this opportunity to show love and appreciation
for our troops to the South Florida community. This is the one cause that
really should affect every man, woman and child in the same way. The
sacrifices our heroes make are on behalf of every American, and this is a
chance to show them that we appreciate them, and that they are
remembered,” said “iPads for Soldiers” co- founder, Amy Zambrano.
Other speakers are expected to take the stage to tell their courageous stories.
Additionally, on November 8, influencers, philanthropists, and “iPads for
Soldier” donors and supporters will attend a private cocktail party to signal
the kick-off of the “Walk a Mile in the Boots” walk-a-thon at a private
residence on Key Biscayne. Guests will enjoy live music, sip cocktails, and
preview a mini documentary detailing the lives and sacrifices of three
young soldiers, while having the opportunity to sign up for the walk-a-thon
or make donations to “iPads for Soldiers”. Guests expected to attend
include “iPads for Soldiers” founders Winnie Prichett and Amy Zambrano,
author Lauren Manning, Veteran U.S. Army Master Sergeant Cedric King,
among others.
Registration for the walk-a-thon is available online on the “iPads for
Soldiers” website. Teams of up to 6 people can register by the early deadline
of October 15 for $50, and registration fees (100% of which go to supporting
our troops) can be donated so kids from local not-for-profits can participate
in the walk. All proceeds of the event will benefit iPads for Soldiers.
For sponsorship opportunity of if you are interested in securing a booth for
your company, please contact, Amy Zambrano by email
amyjaime@bellsouth.net or call 305- 297-8077.
Where:
Key Biscayne Village Green
450 Crandon Boulevard, Key BiscayneWhen:
Sunday, November 9, 2014 3:00PM
ABOUT IPADS FOR SOLDIERS:
iPads for Soldiers is the charitable fund-raising operation of The C.H.R.I.S.
Foundation, collecting donations to purchase iPads for US soldiers serving in
Afghanistan. In 2010, founder Winnie Pritchett, realized the needs of troops
risking their lives far away from their homes and loved ones. Recognizing that
those serving in the more remote regions have no TV or cell phone, and no way
to carry heavy books or computers in their 110-lb rucksacks, she decided to do
something about it. To fill the need and to send a message of gratitude, iPads for
soldiers started with their first fundraiser “Operation Holiday Cheer”, collecting
over $50,000 in donations to purchase iPads for the troops. Since that initial
drive, iPads for Soldiers has expanded to visiting wounded warriors at Walter
Reed, opening up a whole new realm of reality and needs - and awakening a
greater desire to do even more for these brave Americans who have given so
much.

3PM, Key Biscayne Village Green 450 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne