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Walkers gather for EasterSeals walk in Raleigh

Posted June 1, 2019 6:00 a.m. EDT
Updated June 1, 2019 10:59 a.m. EDT

— Walkers gathered Saturday morning at the North Carolina Museum of Art for the EasterSeals UCP Triangle Walk With Me event.

WRAL has teamed up with EasterSeals and Allstate for the event, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children and adults in the Triangle area living with disabilities and mental health challenges.

"EasterSeals is the antithesis of what is means to walk alone," EasterSeals recipient Joshua Benney said. "I know that I have a support group out there that I can rely on for many different things. Not just having an in-house person who can talk to me about a therapist or med management or things like that but also help me with job placement and updating my resume. They can help with clothing, food."

The route started at the North Carolina Museum of Art's Amphitheatre and winded through the museum's sculpture path before ending between the museum's two art buildings.

"This walk was definitely my speed — it was only a 1K," said Renee Chou, who participated in the event with her fellow WRAL Morning News anchor Jeff Hogan.

Hogan said it was an inspirational event that he thinks will do well in the Triangle "because of the spirit that's out here."