Walking for dreams

Do you like to walk? You wouldn't mind supporting a worthy cause while you walk, would you?  Well, gather friends, family, and pets, and join us for a walk on the canal downtown to raise money for the Edna Martin Christian Center. 

Walking for Dreams is a multi-organization fundraiser. Now in its 14th year, more than twenty non-profits participate in this relaxing afternoon, and Edna Martin Christian Center is taking part for the first time! 

Join us on May 20! On-site registration starts at 1 pm, and the walk starts at 2 pm. Walking for Dreams starts at the north headwaters of the downtown canal, at Buggs Temple, 337 West 11th Street, between Meridian St. and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. FREE Parking is available nearby!


You can help make this a successful fundraiser with five simple steps: 

  1. Download a pledge form. Click here to go to the form.
  2. Set a realistic fundraising goal, $100 per walker for instance. 
  3.  Find people who will support you. Suggest a flat donation of $10, $20, or more from each supporter.
  4. Turn in the money and the completed form at registration.
  5.  Walk with us on May 20!

How to donate ahead of time:

Click here to go to Walking for Dreams website: https://www.walkingfordreams.org/Donate.aspx.  Once there, select  the option to “credit my donation” to an “Organization,” and choose Edna Martin Christian Center on the list of organizations. Online gifts will be accepted until June 3. 

Where to park:

You are NOT permitted to park in the bagged metered spots in front if Buggs Temple.

Free Parking is at:

* REI-Gateway Plaza parking lot at the north of 11th street between Senate and Capital.
* Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis parking lot: 1011 Dr MLK Jr. Street
* Street parking is also available along 11th street, Senate and Capital Ave.
* The IU Heath Fairbanks Building Lot located at the corner of 11th & Senate Ave (Gates will be open from 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.)