For more than 66 years, PARC, Inc., has advocated and protected the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by actively supporting full inclusion in the community. To support its programming, a walkathon is being organized and sponsors including individuals and businesses are needed now.
The 22nd Annual Helen and Danny Coughlin Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 at Norton Park, beginning with registration at 9 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies and the walk. Grand marshals this year are Andrea Wasley, owner of Plainville Funeral Home, and Matt Gingras, longtime PARC member and community volunteer. This event is PARC’s biggest fundraiser.
People can “PARCner” with the non-profit organization by partnering at six levels ranging from bronze at $75 to MVP at $2,000. Each sponsor receives various signage, publicity and more for the upcoming walk.
Through family centered services, PARC nurtures confidence and self-esteem by fostering talents and social skills by providing a wide variety of programs including Camp Trumbull, Life Skills, Aging with Disabilities, Healthy Living Activities and Safety Awareness Programs at minimal or no cost to individuals. People from Plainville and surrounding towns are welcome to join.
Walk sponsorship forms and information are available on the PARC website www.parcdisabilitiesct.org. The office number is 860-747-0316 or email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.