EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
I was introduced to the Newton Wellesley Weston Committee this year through BC's service learning program, PULSE. Having the chance to spend two afternoons a week with the seven women who live at the Juniper House, one of the NWWC's five residential group homes, has been the highlight of my sophomore year! Whether we are doing crafts, heading to Zumba, or catching up over dinner, these women have welcomed me into their home and have taught me so much about what it means to live well.
I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to fundraise and run the 2017 Boston Marathon for the NWWC. Combining my longtime love of running, respect for this organization's residents and staff, and admiration for this amazing Boston event is a dream come true. I cannot wait to be on the starting line this April and I thank you so much for your support!
More about the Juniper House and the NWWC:
The Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living Inc is a non-profit organization founded by concerned parents and professionals in 1972, that provides community based services to indviduals with intellectual and developmental disabilties.
NWW's mission statement:
NWW's mission is threefold: to offer a spectrum of local services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to offer support services to their families, and to offer programs to increase community awareness and receptivity regarding persons with disabilities.
NWW adheres to specific guiding principles that are reflected in all agency services and supports:
NWW respects the dignity of all individuals.
NWW protects the rights of all individuals.
NWW promotes community participation by providing as many opportunities as possible for individualized experiences in a wide range of community settings.
NWW encourages relationships among families, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
NWW supports the free expression of choice and decision-making and enables individuals and their families to develop their self-advocacy skills.