I am in awe of the people and communities of Anne Arundel County who come together to help those who have it harder in life. As a member of the board of directors for the Walk the Walk Foundation, I see communities, students, parents, grandparents and families coming together to help our community year-round.

Each school year, students in need receive backpacks filled with school supplies. Disadvantaged children receive gifts – often significant gifts like bikes – at Christmastime from people they don’t even know. Moms receive diapers for their babies - all because people come together to help others.

Last year the Walk the Walk Foundation launched the Walk @ Waugh Chapel. It’s a fundraiser that enabled us to increase our support for the community by 30 percent! The short one-mile walk is followed by a “party with a purpose” with free food, entertainment and activities for kids - it's a great time to be a part of our community helping people.

Will you join my team this year? The event will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. There are two ways you can be a part. You can register to walk as a part of my team, or donate toward our team’s goal of raising $700.

You can register to walk ($10 donation) here. When asked “Credit this event registration to this team or individual:” please select “Team Doug Arnold’s Walk the Walk Fundraising Page.”

If you won't be walking with us, you can donate here.

When the walk is completed on May 11, stay for the party (even if you donated and don’t want to walk). It’s a great time!