I promised a lot of updates in our last post, and I'd like to start with a couple events that are coming up quickly.
We've been working with HMEA for more than a year now. They have two very big walks coming up, and we hope you can help support either of both of them!
Community Walk for Autism Awareness
Over 2,000 people come together each year to support the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts, because everyone understands how the Center can change lives. Their annual 5k walk is this weekend, and if you can't join them for the walk, could you chip in a few dollars to help get them a little closer to their goal? The Center supports families who are living with autism right now, by giving them support right in their own communities, and connecting them with others who share their experiences. Every penny raised stays in Central Massachusetts; they don't send donations to a larger organization, for research or to fund national programs!
The 10th Annual Independence 5K Walk, Run, Roll & Stroll in The Park
The second event we want to promote is the 10th Annual Independence 5K. Here's a recent press release that explains a bit more about the agency and this great event:
Gene Lavanchy, Fox 25 morning News anchor, and New England Patriot Steve Nelson will host the 10th Annual HMEA Independence 5K Walk Run Roll & Stroll on May 22 at EMC, 50 Constitution Blvd, in the Franklin Industrial Park.
The event also celebrates HMEA’s 50th anniversary as a human services agency providing support for 2,600 children and adults with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and intellectual and physical challenges. Coverage of this main event includes pre-, during and post-event publicity, including web presence, social media, live radio broadcast from WMRC Radio reaching more than 20 towns throughout central and southeastern Massachusetts, plus regional newspapers.
Specific sponsoring companies receive free tee shirts, plus name recognition on all banners and tee shirts and in all press releases distributed throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition, HMEA offers each major sponsor the opportunity to address the crowd on the winners' platform at the end of the race.