BENEFITING: Families Helping Families Region7
EVENT DATE: Nov 12, 2016
Our Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event is the largest fundraiser and community awareness project that we host annually. Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event consists of 3 simultaneous activities (a 5K Run or walk event, 0.5 mile Fun Run, and our Disabilities Awareness Information Fair) which occurs in Shreveport’s prestigious Red River District. Through the help of generous sponsors and donations, the Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event provides a carnival-style family friendly environment for our unique service population (those who have disabilities and/or special needs), their families, and our local community.
Our Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event attracts numerous personnel within Northwest Louisiana as participants. Through our event, we help to increase the community’s awareness and support of our ever-growing disabled population within our local area, available resources, and service opportunities that help to establish lifelong bonds. We are passionate about providing activities that promote inclusive participation for our unique service population (those who have disabilities and/or special needs) within the community.
To host our Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event, we require the support of community members, organizations, and businesses such as you. Our 2016 Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event will also include bouncy houses for the children, food sampling, multiple raffle drawings, and 10 Thanksgiving dinner giveaways. Our goal is to ensure that all attendees leave with an increased and comprehensive awareness of Families Helping Families Region 7, our sponsors, and the disability community.
For information about the 5k/walk or to register please visit http://www.sportspectrumusa.com/events/dash-for-disabilities-5k/.
Families Helping Families Region 7 is a 501c3 family directed resource center serving Northwest Louisiana. Our mission is to provide information and referral, education and training, and peer to peer support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Families Helping Families Region 7 offers a place where families can go for help that is guided by parents of individuals with disabilities and individuals with disabilities themselves. Caring for individuals with disabilities takes a wealth of support, knowledge and information. Connecting with others who have similar experiences gives families first hand information and encouragement.