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Edison Resident Led Fundraiser at Annual Arc Walk-A-Thon

Credits: MCC
Credits: MCC
Credits: MCC

EDISON, NJ - the Arc of Middlesex County held its annual walk-a-thon, raising over $15,000 to support the premier organization for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Over 200 walkers trekked around Roosevelt Park in Edison on May 16

Tanner Bell from Edison led all fundraisers by collecting $2,000. There were 40 fundraisers and 14 teams participating in this year’s walk-a-thon.

Students from J.P. Stevens High School organized face painting for the participants and kids could enjoy the obstacle course run by the Middlesex County College Education Club.  Ode Hoppie, assistant director of student activities at MCC, was the event deejay.

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The Arc of Middlesex County provides people with developmental and other disabilities, and their families, with supports and services which encourage personal growth and quality of life through empowerment and choice.

The organization started as a grassroots effort by families and today we support over 400 individuals and their families through various programs and services.

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By Liz Keill

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