J-ADD plans September 11 walkathon

J-ADD plans September 11 walkathon

The Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities will hold its 20th annual walkathon on Sunday, September 11. All proceeds will benefit J-ADD’s work to help enhance the quality of life for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, with a special emphasis on reinvigorating the Flowers by J-ADD program.

The family-friendly walk is at Pavilion I at Van Saun Park in Paramus. The easy, flat course winds through the park as the trees burst with autumn colors. The day also will include a carnival, with music, games, prizes, refreshments, and activities for people all ages. Registration for the walk begins at 10 a.m.

“J-ADD works to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities full lives of dignity, value and respect,” Dr. John Winer, J-ADD’s executive director, said. “This annual walk is an important fundraiser. It’s also an opportunity to stand with this vulnerable population and demonstrate that they deserve to be fully included in the community.”

J-ADD’s community living programs are Jewishly observant and open to everyone in need. J-ADD runs homes and supportive living apartments in Bergen County for adults from all backgrounds who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. J-ADD’s professional staff teaches the people they serve to live productive and independent lives based on their individual goals and desires, while living in the community.

Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children and teens up to 18 years old. Fundraising can be used to cover the cost of the registration fee.

To make a donation or to register, go to www.j-add.org or email events@j-add.org.

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