BENEFITING: Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
I am currently training for not only my first Chicago Marathon, but my first marathon EVER on October 13, 2013! I am running for Opportunity Enterprises which is a company based in Indiana that serves individuals with disabilities. Here is their description of what they do:
To create sustainable life choices and opportunities for individuals with unique challenges and abilities.
From our humble beginnings in 1967 teaching ten children with developmental disabilities in a tiny church basement in Valparaiso, Indiana, Opportunity Enterprises has grown into an organization that changes the lives of more than 1,000 individuals with disabilities throughout Northwest Indiana
We serve people with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injuries, severe physical and mental disabilities, Alzheimer’s, dementia, loss of limbs, and other challenges. We support individuals who are profoundly challenged and have limited mobility as well as higher-functioning individuals who go to work everyday. We meet people where they are and challenge them to exceed their own expectations. We care for and support people from birth to death, literally from infancy and young adulthood through their twilight years as senior citizens."
I came across this charity through a brother of one of my client's at work! He works for Praxair, and my boyfriend Mike and I joined Team Praxair! Please help me raise funds to support the work done by Opportunity Enterprises!
**For more information on this charity, please visit their website www.oppent.org