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PHOTOS: Community Walk Builds Friendship, Raises $25,000

The Friendship Circle of Illinois held its third annual Walk4Friendship in Northbrook Saturday.

Children with special needs, their families and supporters braved a stormy Sunday to walk in to raise funds for the .

The Northbrook-based nonprofit pairs teen volunteers with children who have special needs in order to promote inclusion and awareness. This is the nonprofit's third annual fundraising walk.  

Special to this year's event was a drum circle and the sounds of a shofar blown by Friendship Circle Director Rabbi Zelik Moscowitz in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. 

All told, the walk raised $25,000 for the nonprofit, including a $1,000 donation from presented by Tony Furio, manager of the store's Northbrook location.

Highland Park High School senior Ti Greenberg and Highland Park resident Daniel Eichengreen, both participants in the Friendship Circle, thanked the more than 200 people who showed up for their support.

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