8:30 AM - Registration Begins
8:30 AM - Breakfast Truck and Industry Sponsor Tents Open
Cafe Modesto is a coffee truck stationed by the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. They serve Guatemalan coffee and baked sweets. Each walker receives a free iced or hot coffee and a baked sweet. Coffee is sponsored by Grifols and breakfast is sponsored by Kennel Orthodontics.
8:30 AM - Lawn Games, Corn Maze, and Obstacle Course Opens
The Red Sox showcase will have a Monster Wall, pitching accuracy, and lockers, and yard games. 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 included reptiles, insects, and other creatures.
9:30 AM - Stage Entertainment Begins
9:45 AM - Stretching by Jeff LeBlanc, PT, DPT - Stage
Jeff is a physical therapist and has hemophilia. Stretch your muscles to get ready for exercising on the track!
10:00 AM - Walk Ceremony Begins - Stage
Speakers: Rich Pezzillo, NEHA Executive Director and Nancy Messina, President of Board of Directors
10:15 AM - National Anthem - Stage
Performed by Sandra Piques Eddy, an acclaimed professional mezzo soprano with an impressive twenty year career. Laura Sousa Wagner, Team Captain of Liam’s Sole Mates will play alongside Sandra on the violin.
10:20 AM - Pinwheel Ceremony - Stage
Team Deciding Factor will read the pinwheel ceremony.
10:25 AM - Walk Begins - Track
Note: Three laps around the track is about two miles. We are asking each person to do what they can.
11:00 AM - Coffee and Breakfast Truck Closes
11:00 AM - BBQ Lunch and Ice Cream Truck Opens
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. Ice cream truck is sponsored by Accredo.
11:00 AM - Petting Zoo, Photo Booth, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, and a Variety of Entertainment Begins
Entertainment sponsored by CVS Specialty.
11:30 AM - Factor Club Medal Winners Announced and Awards Presentation - Stage
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be presented to community and industry 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.
2:00 PM - Walk Concludes
NEHA's staff, Board of Directors, and healthcare advisors will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.