Friendship Circle walk-a-thon on tap

The third annual Friendship Circle Walkathon is scheduled for June 1 at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.

The 3-kilometer walk will benefit the national Jewish nonprofit Friendship Circle, which supports kids with special needs and their families. Last year’s event raised $78,000 and included 350 walkers. This year, more than 22 teams with 80 walkers have registered.  More than 16 corporate sponsors have signed on.

The walk-a-thon will begin with registration at 10 a.m. at the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. After the walk, there will be performances, children’s activities and food. To register as an individual or team, or to make a donation, visit All participants get a free T-shirt and a barbecue lunch. For more information, call (650) 858-6900 or email