You can walk or you can run the 5K course at the Abilis annual fundraising event in Greenwich this weekend, and you can do it in costume.
There are family-friendly activities and food available at the Annual Walk/Run for Abilis at Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point) in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, Oct. 15. The event is attended by people 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 a.m. with the start of the 5K run and continues with the walk at 11 a.m.
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.
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.”
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.
— This article and pictures previously were published by Greenwich Free Press.