- Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 15:05
- Written by Breanna Bright
The Easter Seals Midwest is hosting a Walk, Run, ‘n Roll event to benefit their organization and get everyone moving in a recreational 5K.
Easter Seals Midwest is an organization that works for the equality of disabled individuals, including those on the autism spectrum. They provide programs and community involvement for those who might otherwise struggle with aspects others consider social normalities. They currently help about 4,000 people in the state of Missouri.
The Walk, Run, ‘n Roll event is a fundraiser to help create these programs in Cape Girardeau. Chief Development Officer Tom Barry says that all proceeds from the event stay in Cape to support the community, “One in 68 kids are diagnosed with autism, so it’s very relevant to the community,” Tom says.
The Walk, Run, ‘n Roll offers a competitive 5K run, and a non-competitive 1-mile walk, or roll for people of all abilities. Tom says that Cape Girardeau is a great location for this kind of event, “I love Cape, we’re so grateful for our community. They come out to support us. Everyone is very nice, and we have a strong group of volunteers.”
Along with the run the event will also have a Kids Zone, face painting, live music, and costumes. This year everyone is invited to dress up as their favorite superhero for the run.
“Easter Seals is really committed to the community. Our core mission is to support people with developmental disorders.”