November – December 2014
Come check out this great new 5K, put on to benefit Reliance House, Inc. Additional race day activities will include a meet and greet with Amby Burfoot (1968 Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World editor), kid friendly activities including face painting, a door prize drawing at the awards ceremony, and the annual Winterfest parade beginning at 1:00 pm. Showers are available for runners staying for the parade.
Open to walkers and runners at all fitness levels.
Current registered runners include former Central Connecticut State runner, Sam Alexander, and former UConn runner, Will Sanders.
The top overall female and male finishers will be awarded $200, 2nd place will receive $100, and 3rd place will obtain $50.
Charity Partner who benefits from your direct donation
Mental health diagnoses affect 1 in 4 or nearly 60 million Americans every year. More importantly, many individuals who are diagnosed CAN and DO RECOVER! Reliance House exists to provide support on the road of recovery by partnering with adults to advance their day to day life skills such as cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, transportation and budgeting. Reliance House programs also help individuals find and preserve stable housing, advance their educational goals, gain career experience, develop social networks and maintain employment.
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Donations to Reliance House can be made through Network for Good or mailed to 40 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360.
For sponsorship information, please contact Stephanie Sobotka, Director of Development, 860-887-6536 ext. 289, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reliance House, Inc. is a non-profit community mental health provider established in 1976, and has evolved from a single staffed drop-in center to an extensive network of care assisting adults in southeastern Connecticut with their overall wellness. They serve approximately 800 adults each year and employ over 200 individuals. The majority of their programs focus on partnering with adults to advance their day to day life skills such as cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, transportation and budgeting. Reliance House programs also help individuals find and preserve stable housing, advance their educational goals, gain career experience, develop social networks and maintain employment. Funding comes from both state and private grants as well as individual donors. Agency accomplishments include over 20 years of consecutive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and being selected as a Top Workplace in 2011 and 2013 by The Hartford Courant and FoxCT.
Blue Back Mitten Run
A great start to the festive holiday season in West Hartford! Start, finish and post-race celebration in Blue Back Square. The Mitten Run benefits the West Hartford “Town That Cares” program. Please bring your donation of new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for your less fortunate neighbor.