The Directors of Gloucester Pride Stride are committed to the residents of Cape Ann to assist non-profits and community groups in their fundraising efforts.
All members of the community are invited to get involved by choosing and walking in support of a local non-profit or community/school group. Tax-deductible pledge donations are collected by each walker in advance of the walk using the pledge sheet or online giving system.
This year, the roughly two-mile walk will begin (and end) at Gloucester's iconic Stage Fort Park at noon on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Donation checks are then disbursed to all non-profits and groups at the Awards Party in June 2018 (exact date/location TBA). Ninety-percent of every donation goes directly to the group/organization as designated by the walker. Ten-percent helps fund the event and two annual scholarships: the Gloucester Pride Stride Scholarship and the Lynne "Lani" Vachon Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are given to Cape Ann residents who excel in community service and hope to continue their civil activities.