Walk for children's hospital at Shelton's Riverwalk

American Legion Post No. 16 of Shelton invites the public to join in a walk-a-thon to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

The charity walk will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at the Riverwalk (Veterans Park) in downtown Shelton. Registration will be at the Farmer's Market, where donations also will be accepted.

The event is being organized by the Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post No. 16 of Shelton in conjunction with the American Legion Department of Connecticut’s Third District (a service area that includes Fairfield County).

Water will be provided

Participants can join a two- to three-mile walk. Organizers will provide bottled water to walkers.

Those interested in participating should call adjutant Al Sabetta at 203-924-0898 for information.

About the Shelton post

Post No. 16 meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Any veteran interested in joining the organization is encouraged to visit the post at 295 Old Bridgeport Ave. or call 203-924-9887.

Learn more about the post at www.sheltonpost16.org.

About the hospital

The Connecticut Children's Medical Center provides many kinds of care to children of all ages. It is a teaching hospital with an emergency room and surgical and intensive care units. The Hartford-based institution offers the largest pediatric primary care service for youngsters between New York and Boston.