Come up with a Costume for the Abilis Annual Walk/5K Run on Sunday, Oct 15

screen-shot-2016-10-16-at-11-07-34-pmThe Annual Walk / Run for Abilis will be held at Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point) in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

The event includes a 5K run, a one-mile, accessible walk, family-friendly activities and food and is attended by individuals of all ages and abilities.

There will be a Kid’s Activity tent with arts & crafts and face-painting, a bouncy castle, a “Bubble Bus” and a fire truck that children and parents can explore!  The activities begin at 9:00 am with the start of the 5K run and continues with the walk at 11:00 am.

Participants are also encouraged to wear team t-shirts or dress in costumes (prizes provided for most creative outfits).

The Abilis Walk/Run Ambassador this year is Courtney Baskin.

Courtney is a participant in the Abilis Job Skills program. The program helped Courtney get a competitive job working the cash register at the Port Chester Stop & Shop where she has been since 2015. Courtney first started working with Abilis in 2009 where she learned job skills in the Abilis’ job program, developing job-related proficiency, such as stocking shelves, working a cash register, taking inventory and worked in the Abilis Cafe. She also worked in the office at Abilis helping with video work. She has gone on to help others in the community and is a true shining star. Courtney is thrilled to be the Abilis Walk/Run Ambassador this year.

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

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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Hundreds set out for a one mile walk for Abilis at Greenwich Point on Oct. 18, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager


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The Walk brings together Abilis families, local business partners, and community members to build awareness and raise critical funds for Abilis programs. “This is the one community event we do every year in which all of our families and their children can participate,” said Abilis CEO/President Dennis W. Perry. “We all look forward to this special day in support of the local special needs community we serve.”

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To sign up to run, walk, volunteer or donate please visit www.abilis.us/walk.

Abilis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports over 700 individuals with special needs and their families of all ages and abilities.  Abilis has been a leader in serving the special needs community in Fairfield County in towns including, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, Weston, and Wilton, and has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high quality care.

For more information, visit www.abilis.us, or facebook.com/Abilisinc, twitter.com/Abilis, or instagram.com/abilis_us.

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Alexandra and Audra Frumin ready for the Walk for Abilis, Oct. 18, 2015 Credit: Leslie Yager

See also:

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

PHOTOS: Abilis Walk and Inaugural Run at Tod’s Point Benefits from Indian Summer (2016)


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