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. The walk typically takes place on the last Sunday of April every year.
Donation checks are disbursed to all non-profits and groups at the Awards Dinner every June. 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.