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    Over the past 18 years the Walk for Independence has raised over $500,000 to benefit the individuals receiving residential, day, employment, medical and other supports at ARI. 

    Join us this year on Sunday, April 28 and walk around beautiful Cove Island Park with most of the nearly 100 individuals that benefit from your support. 

    This year we will be honoring the Stamford Health HAHAs (Health & Humor Associates) and Valerie Cadman for their dedication to the Walk and ARI.  The HAHA Clowns, led by Nan Cuddeback, have brought fun to the Walk for 17 years, with 2020 being the only year they missed.  Valerie Cadman, from Connecticut Pharmacy, has been a member of the Walk Event planning committee for over 10 years.  She continues to volunteer at the Walk and other events throughout the year.  Without her assistance, the walk would not be what it is today.

    The 18th Annual Walk for Independence will begin at 10:00am with fun filled activities including clowns, a temporary tattoo tent, refreshments, music and much more.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:00am, followed by a warm up exercise/dance.  The Walk will kick off at 11:15am. There is no registration fee; however, attendees donating at least $50 will receive an event T-shirt.  Additional shirts will be given for each additional donation of $25.

    Enjoy a stroll along the Long Island Sound while supporting ARI and their 70+ year history.  Not sure if you can walk the entire route, no problem!  Listen to the music under the Cove Island Pavilion while enjoying coffee, bagels and other refreshments. 

    ARI’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and their families by enabling them to achieve their fullest potential at home, at work and in the community since 1952.  Visit www.arict.org for more information.

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