HMEA’s incredABLE Walk, Run and All-Day Family Fun
will celebrate the ABLE in all of us!
HMEA’s 15th annual fundraiser of the year has a new name and look!
The event will be hosted by Gene Lavanchy from Fox 25 News and
Steve Nelson, the all-time great New England Patriots’ linebacker.
HMEA’s incredABLE Walk, Run and All-Day Family Fun raises funds to
help those with Autism and other developmental disabilities
live up to their potential and reach for independence.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
8:00 am to 3 pm
Franklin, MA — HMEA, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with special needs, announces that it will hold its signature family event and fundraiser of the year, the incredABLE Walk, Run and All-Day Family Fun, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at EMC2 Headquarters in Franklin, Massachusetts.
HMEA’s incredABLE Walk, Run and All-Day Family Fun includes a 5K walk, a kids’ fun run and a 5K run that is registered and USATF MA 08001RN Certified. Music, food and activities for the entire family await at the finish line. Thousands will attend. Thousands more will benefit from the services HMEA provides.
The incredABLE Walk, Run and All-Day Family Fun will be hosted by Gene Lavanchy from Fox 25 News and Steve Nelson, the all-time great New England Patriots’ linebacker. The event is generously sponsored by EMC2, Rockland Trust and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
New incredABLE brand draws attention to what people with disabilities are ABLE to accomplish!
In celebration of the event’s 15th year, HMEA rebranded the event to draw attention to the abilities — and not the disabilities — of the over 4,000 people in 110 Massachusetts communities it serves.
According to Doug McPherson, the event used to be called the Independence Run and Walk. “HMEA has been successful in helping people with Autism and other development disabilities become ABLE to live an independent life,” he said. We wanted to remind the general public that the people we serve are ABLE to contribute to their communities in profound ways.”
The event also celebrates the families, care workers, educators and support staff who support HMEA’s clients. “When a child or young adult is diagnosed with Autism or other developmental disabilities the entire family is affected. HMEA also helps families, school systems and medical personnel understand the challenges of raising a child with disabilities.”
For more information on this incredABLE event visit www.hmea.org/incredable
HMEA was founded in 1961 on the basic principle that people diagnosed with Autism or other developmental disabilities have dreams for their lives. Our mission is to help them live that dream and our 700+ caring, committed and competent staff are dedicated to achieving that.
We treat each person diagnosed with Autism or a developmental disability as an individual, with talents, abilities and challenges. And our care spans his or her lifetime — from the first few months of life through adulthood.
HMEA serves over 4,000 people who have Autism and other developmental disabilities throughout 110 communities in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.hmea.org