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Abilis' 16th Annual Walk/Run: Oct. 17

Greenwich, CT - It’s time for the annual Walk/Run for Abilis event! Now in its 16th year, Walk/Run for Abilis will take place on Sunday, October 17, at Greenwich Point Park. Participants can walk or run in person or participate virtually from anywhere in the world! Registration is free for walkers and $40 for adult 5k runners and $20 for runners ages 11-17. Online registration is available until 12 p.m. on October 15, and available in person at the Walk/Run event starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. There will be fun for all ages with the popular Bubble Bus for children, music, dancing and an energetic warm-up before the walk with celebrity fitness instructor Billy Blanks Jr., gift items from Abilis Gardens & Gifts and more. Andre DeNunzio, age 22, an Abilis program participant, will serve as the Walk/Run for Abilis ambassador this year. Shuttle buses are available at Greenwich Point to transport participants from the parking areas to the Clambake area where the event will be held.
 
The annual Walk/Run for Abilis is an annual celebration for the Abilis community. Each fall, Abilis’ community members, families and friends gather for Walk/Run for Abilis, and the event is Abilis’ largest annual fundraiser and signature “friend-raising” special of the year. Many who take part in Walk/Run for Abilis do so because they are inspired by a friend or family member with special needs.
 
With Walk/Run for Abilis back in person this year, all participants are encouraged to wear their Walk/Run for Abilis t-shirts or custom team outfits and costumes and document their Walk/Run for Abilis photos and videos by posting on social media using the hashtag #WalkRunForAbilis. As in year’s past, both in-person and virtual teams are encouraged to create team t-shirts and costumes to build excitement and camaraderie and to compete for prizes for most creative outfits.
 
Sponsors of Walk/Run for Abilis include Holland & Knight, DARCARS Automotive Group - Lexus of Greenwich, Infiniti of Greenwich and Lexus of Mt. Kisco, Alera Group, Connecticut Community Bank, Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media, Shepard Insurance Group, The First Bank of Greenwich, John Dwyer Builders & General Contractors, Mutual of America Financial Group, J&S Sweet Success, Connecticut Skin Institute, Greenwich Braces, The Halper Family and SEBASS Events.
 
Sunday, October 17, 2021
7:30 a.m. - Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. - 5K Run 
10:00 a.m. - Fun warm-up with Billy Blanks Jr.
11:00 a.m. - Walk begins
12:00 p.m. - Event ends
 
Greenwich Point Park
Tod’s Driftway - Clambake Area
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
 
Abilis is celebrating its 70th year in 2021 of being a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with special needs and their families from birth throughout their lives. Abilis is a leader serving the special needs community in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in towns including Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, 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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