PHOTOS: Abilis Walk and Inaugural Run at Tod’s Point Benefits from Indian Summer Sunday

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Rosanna Neri crosses the finish line at the Abilis 5K run, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The Abilis annual Walk involved a twist on Sunday. The event featured a 5K run at 9:00am, followed by the traditional walk at 10:30am. The family-friendly event included designed people of all ages an abilities. It includes a wheelchair and stroller accessible one-mile route, activities for kids, including a bouncy castle, items from the Abilis gift, and a variety of local food vendors.

Abilis provides state-of- the-art therapeutic and life services to over 700 individuals with a wide range of intellectual, developmental, social, emotional, and physical challenges.

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Misa, TJ and Susie at the Abilis annual walk at Tod’s Point, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Warm ups for the Abilis run included dancing to the DJ’s music in the clambake area at Tod’s Point. Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Chris Walker, Kristy Kasmarski and Rohan Codling at the Abilis Walk, October 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Maria Mini, Diego Rabellino, Rosanna Mini and Rosanna Neri at the Abilis inaugural 5K run, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Kimora Douse, Shauna-Kay Whyle and Ross Perry at the Abilis Walk, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Friends gathered at the Abilis Walk/Run on Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Bruce Semer crosses the finish line at the Abilis inaugural 5K run, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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First place female runner Kelly Rasio receives her handmade “medal” from Catherine Jones and Dennis Perry. Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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First place male runner Bruce Semer receives his handmade “medal” from Catherine Jones and Dennis Perry. Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Abilis Walk/Run

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Betsy Parker, Erica Klair, Barbara and Donna Krausman at the Abilis Walk, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Hundreds gathered for the Abilis Walk at Tod’s Point on Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Ross Perry and Donna Krausman were the first to dance to warm up before the 5K run at the Abilis Walk/Run on October 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The Drinkall family at the Abilis Walk/Run on October 16, 20`16 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Runners checked their times at the pavilion at the Clambake area at Tod’s Point after the Abilis inaugural 5K run. Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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David Arrezini, Lynn Arndt, Fred Famillo, Rose Arrezini and family friend Jerry, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Felix Guiffra crosses the finish line at the Abilis inaugural run, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Dennis Perry introduces Theo Brown, the Abilis Walk Ambassador. Theo counts the Abilis community as his family in every sense of the word. Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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Despite a small detour caused by a super high tide, the runners in the inaugural Abilis 5K run enjoyed a scenic route around Tod’s Point, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Runners in the inaugural Abilis 5K run enjoyed a scenic route around Tod’s Point, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The Ladies of 101 made the Abilis Walk/Run even more festive an occasion. Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The GHS cheerleaders rooted on participants in the Abilis Walk and inaugural 5K run, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Friends and family of Danielle Annunziata led the crowd at the Abilis Walk, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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Entire families participated in the inaugural Abilis 5K, which took place before the annual walk, Oct. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

See also:

Abilis Valentine’s Dance Heats Up Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich

Meet Misa! Talented Pianist from Abilis Entertains Seniors at Fairview

Getting the Party Started: Ladies of 101 Countdown to Sunday’s Walk for Abilis

PHOTOS: Hundreds Turn Out for 10th Annual Walk for Abilis at the Beach, 2015


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