NEHA’s staff, board of directors, and healthcare advisors are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by implementing the following safety protocols:
8:30 AM – Registration Opens
8:30 AM – Industry Sponsor Tent and Coffee & Breakfast Truck Opens
Café Modesto is a coffee truck stationed by the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. They serve gourmet Guatemalan coffee and baked sweets. Each person receives a free iced or hot coffee and a baked sweet. Coupons are in the program.
Coffee truck is sponsored by Kennell Orthodontics and the VIP Tents breakfast and coffee is sponsored by Accredo.
8:30 AM – Lawn Game and Carnival Inflatables Begin
Cornhole games are donated by Wicked Cornhole in Tewksbury, MA.
9:00 AM – Joe’s Crazy Critters Open To Explore
A Massachusetts-based company that specializes in entertaining and educational exotic animal shows for audiences of all ages including reptiles, insects and other creatures.
9:30 AM – Stage Entertainment Performances
These young talented dancers are volunteering their time and talent. All the students are from Tir Na Nog Irish Step Dance Studio in Cumberland, RI.
10:00 AM – Mobile Photo Booths Begin
No need to wait in line! The photo booth will come to you. Look out for the two giant ring lights to get your picture taken and emailed directly to you.
Photo booth is sponsored by Boston Mutual.
10:00 AM – Walk Ceremony Begins | Stage
Speakers: Rich Pezzillo, NEHA Executive Director and Pat Mancini, NHF Board of Directors
10:15 AM – National Anthem | Stage
Laura Sousa Wagner, Team Captain of Liam’s Sole Mates, performs the national anthem on a violin.
10:20 AM - Pinwheel Ceremony | Stage
Kristen, Rich, Joise, and Declan Cusick, Team Declan’s Disciples, will read the pinwheel ceremony.
10:20 AM – Walk Begins | Track
Note: 3 laps around the track is about 2 miles. We are asking each person to do what they can.
11:00 AM – Coffee and Breakfast Truck Closes
11:00 AM – BBQ Lunch, Ice Cream Truck and Churro Station Open
Menu includes grilled chicken breast, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad, veggie pasta salad, lemonade and brownies. If there is a food allergy, please tell the servers. Place your “BBQ” tab on your bracelet in the bucket by the food table. The BBQ lunch is sponsored by Bayer Healthcare.
In order to ensure we have enough for everyone, please one ice cream bar per person. Place your “Ice Cream” tab on your bracelet in the bucket by the truck.
11:00 AM – Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Caricatures, and a Variety of Games and Entertainment Begin
11:30 AM – Award Presentations | Stage
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be presented to community and corporate teams that raised the most money and that have the most participants. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be presented to community teams with the most creative t-shirt. A New Team award will also be given.