Over 100,000 people – including Chris and Jacqueline Laurita, Albie and Chris Manzo and Jac's daughter Ashlee Holmes – turned out on Sunday for the 5th annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. The event brought in over $1 million dollars for children with special needs and education.
Jacqueline shared at the event, “My husband and I are so excited to be here and I am so grateful to have family and friends along with us today. I wanted to thank all of you for being here in support of this amazing cause and also being here in support of each other. It's the support of others that give us our strength, hope, and encouragement to persevere on our quest to bring out the best child that our child can be, and remind us that we are not alone.”
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey star continued, “I don't believe we should focus on "disabilities" Instead, I prefer to focus on the amazing "abilities" that these children have and how much we could learn from them. I know that my youngest son, Nicholas, who is diagnosed with Autism, has the amazing ability to make me smile every day and I'm so proud of how hard he works for his accomplishments.”
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Photo Credit: Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk