Saturday, March 26, 2011

Walk for independence


Today was the annual ARC Walk for Independence at the Stonewood Mall. The fundraiser provides support for the 55-year-old organization that provides vital services and training for over 400 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

IMG_1962We went to take a few pictures and just see what it was about. I had no idea how big it was. It completely took over the mall and there were thousands of people who attended. Many carried signs for the individual, the family, or the sponsor they were walking for. No matter what sign they carried, it was definitely a "family" event.  

IMG_1924The groups were fun to watch. It started with a marching band and the unveiling of a new logo for ARC. When the walk was finally announced, the groups enthusiastically took the ground. There was a lot of energy and smiles all around. Everyone was having fun.


One of ARC's goals is to be an advocate, to spread awareness in our world. Did you know March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month?

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