Bridge walkers step out for Methodist Family Health

The start of Methodist Family Health’s Walk for Children and Families is a race for youth eager to make their way up the Big Dam Bridge over the Arkansas River and Murray Lock and Dam. Nearly 300 participants joined in the 10th annual Walk held on Aug. 5.

The start of Methodist Family Health’s Walk for Children and Families is a race for youth eager to make their way up the Big Dam Bridge over the Arkansas River and Murray Lock and Dam. Nearly 300 participants joined in the 10th annual Walk held on Aug. 5.

Methodist Family Health’s 10th Annual Walk for Children and Families was held Aug. 5 at the North Little Rock side of the Big Dam Bridge. And, yes, it was hot. But it was worth it: The event brought in nearly $90,000 for Methodist Family Health.

With the waters of the Arkansas River swirling below, the event was supported by nearly 300 participants of all ages who walked over the bridge and back, approximately 1.6 miles, in support of the children and families served by Methodist Family Health.

Live music was provided by a Conway contemporary Christian band led by Eamonn Mayo. Free ice cream treats and pizza were served. Participants were invited to write messages of hope and inspiration to Methodist Family Health clients on 8-foot-tall graffiti walls.

Max DeKunffy, William Roberts, Eamonn Mayo and Jordan Anderson from Conway provided live music for the Aug. 5 Walk for Children and Families. PHOTOS BY JANE DENNIS

Max DeKunffy, William Roberts, Eamonn Mayo and Jordan Anderson from Conway provided live music for the Aug. 5 Walk for Children and Families.
PHOTOS BY JANE DENNIS

“It was great to see everyone come out on a very warm August evening and help raise money for MFH programs that benefit children and families in Arkansas,” said Denise Luft, associate director of development for the MFH Foundation and chair of the Walk.

“We really do appreciate all those who have supported the Walk over the past 10 years.”