Registration open for Oct 14 Walk/Run for Abilis at Tod’s Point

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

Registration is open for the October 14 Walk/Run for Abilis being held at Greenwich Point, also known as Tod’s Point.

The event includes a 3-mile run for runners of all levels and a 1-mile walk that is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.

This year, a larger children’s area with carnival games, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting and the very popular Bubble Bus will be featured.

On-site registration opens at 7:30am, Sunday, October 14, with the run at 9:00am, and the Walk beginning at 10:00am, from the Clambake Area at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich.

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

There is a registration fee for the Run. The Walk is free to participate, but a donation to Abilis is appreciated. To register for both the Walk and the Run at abilis.us/walkrun.

This year’s Abilis Ambassador is Joe Lupinachi who will lead the Walk. Joe has been a life-long Abilis client, starting in the Birth to Three program. Today, at 21 years old, he just transitioned from St. Rose and is now enrolled in the Abilis Life Transitions program. Joe works at the New Canaan YMCA as a pool deck attendant. He has been a great role model for other children and adults going through Abilis’ programs.

“We are so excited for this year’s 13th annual Walk/Run for Abilis,” said Amy Montimurro, newly appointed president and CEO of Abilis. “We have hundreds of participants already registered and expect it to be a great morning.”

The Walk/Run for Abilis brings together Abilis families, local business partners, and community members to build awareness and raise critical funds for Abilis programs. 

Sponsors of the event include Holland & Knight, Toyota of Greenwich, Connecticut Pharmacy, Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media, Polisi | Jones, J. Dwyer and Ernst & Young Global Limited.

Abilis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood. 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.