SCARC plans 14th annual Walk-a-thon

May 05 2016 | 01:44 AM

    Don Hall, chairman of the SCARC Foundation board of trustees is pleased to announce that the 2016 Gordon Shelton Memorial Walk-a-thon in support of SCARC & SCARC Guardianship Services will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
    The event will begin with registration at 11 a.m. and the walk will commence at 12:15 p.m. All the proceeds raised by this event will support SCARC & SCARC Guardianship services throughout Sussex County.
    Walkers and teams are being solicited at this time to become involved in this popular spring event. Last year, more than 600 people attended the fun family event which raised over $120,000 for SCARC and SCARC Guardianship Services programs. Please visit http://scarcwalk2016.kintera.org to register to participate. Chris Hemmer, director of Development, invites and encourages all Sussex County Citizens to participate in this fun and important event. The 1.8-mile walk will occur on the road circumscribing the fairgrounds. In addition to the walk, and other fun games and activities will occur as well as lunch will be provided. The SCARC Foundation would like to thank our 2016 Walk-a-thon Platinum Sponsors: Thorlabs, Willis Towers Watson, Layton Valley Construction, Macy’s and Shop Rite.
    The funds raised from the walk will help SCARC Inc. and SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. reach more than 750 people with developmental disabilities right here in Sussex County. The SCARC family of services is the largest comprehensive organization in Sussex County meeting the needs of this special population. The walk-a-thon donations are integral in maintaining SCARC’s recreational activities and respite care for people with developmental disabilities, as well as guardianship services and pro se legal advocacy programs provided by SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc.
    For more information about SCARC Foundation’s Walkathon event, contact Sandra Scabet, at SCARC’s Augusta administrative headquarters at 973-383-7442 ext 261 or sscabet@scarc.org or visit www.scarcfoundation.org.