Keep the Beat Walk 2017


Welcome to It’s My Heart New England’s 7th Annual
Keep the Beat CHD Awareness Walk!


This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA. This 1 or 2 mile or 5K non-competitive Walk will take you through beautiful Endicott Park and Glen Magna Farms and will end with a FREE family fun picnic that will have a raffle, food, and activities for kids of all ages. Some of the raffle prizes for this year include bicycles, tickets and gift cards to Monkey Joe's, Kimball Farm, Hartnett's Car Wash, Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun, Cowabunga, Canobie Lake Park, Pawtucket Red Sox, the Etiquette Academy, North Shore Music Theater, Target, Peabody Essex Museum, Bonkers, the Boston Duck Tours, the Salem Wax Museum, the Salem Witch Museum, Chuck E Cheese, the Salem Pirate Museum, StoryLand, the House of Seven Gables, Santa's Village, Ecotarium, the Concord Museum, the Children's Museum of Easton, The Mission Oak Grill, Salem Cinemas, The Butterfly Place, Great Wolf Lodge Family 5 pack for a day at the Water Park and more!! We will update the site as this year's prizes are added. Some of our activities include balloon art by Shaun Hanafin, Jonah Faigel and Balloons by Brian, a FIRE TRUCK, a caricature artist from Boston Caricatures, face painting by the amazing Judianne Gillis and Cristina from Boston Clowns, a live animal show by Curious Creatures, a drumming circle by All Hands Drumming, and amazing chair massages!!! Our picnic lunch will include fresh fruit, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, and cupcakes, as well as juice and water.

All activities are FREE, but PLEASE REGISTER (Registration won't close until 11:59pm on June 24) so we can order the right amount of food and provide enough activities. Also, if you would like to guarantee an authentic 7th Annual KTB Walk t-shirt, you MUST register and donate or fundraise at least $25 by June 8, 2017. A limited number of shirts will be available on Walk day!

* All CHD heroes will receive a free Walk shirt, as well as a special event medal.

HAPPENING AGAIN IN 2017: All teams that raise $1,000 or more will guarantee shirts for their ENTIRE registered team!!

** All check donations can be mailed to: IMHNE P.O. Box 111, Danvers, MA 01923

For those coming to the Walk and interested in staying in a nearby hotel Saturday or Sunday night please let us know!

Please contact us at 351-201-1533 or annamary.geist@itsmyheart.org for more information or to volunteer.

This year's Walk is being held in Memory of six year old Giovanni Maggiore, June 5, 2010 - April 10, 2017

We can’t wait to see you there!

Schedule of events:
Registration 9:30 am - 10:30 am;
Group Stretch, Heart Hero Medal Ceremony & Group Photo 10:30 am - 10:45 am
Walk Begins 10:45 am - 12:00 pm;
Family Picnic and Fun Day 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Remembrance Ceremony – 12:45pm
Raffle Drawings - 2:30pm


Thank you to our generous Food and Beverage Sponsors:

Cherry Farm Creamery (Danvers); Shapiro Produce (Everett); DiLuigi Foods (Danvers); NECCO (Revere); Danversport Yacht Club (Danvers)


Thank you to our Activity Sponsors:

All Hands Drumming; AMP 103.3; Boston Caricatures


Thank you to our Other Sponsors:

McGowan Chiropractic, Zebra Crossings, Danvers National, Manny Smiles Photography


Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:

Sportsmens Barber Shop (Beverly), Massachusetts General Hospital, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Medford Invitational, Hartnett Auto Body and Car Wash (Danvers), Exactor, Inc