Town Shows Its Support for Abilis During Annual Walk/Run

Abilis President and CEO Amy Montimurro and Ambassador Joe Lupinacci take to the stage to say a few words
during the Abilis Walk/Run event at Greenwich Point. (photo courtesy of Cara Gilbride, Callalily Studios)

The Greenwich community laced up its running shoes, stretched its legs and joined Abilis for its 13th annual walk/run event. To President and CEO Amy Montimurro, it was music to her ears. “I am so proud of the people that support the families that join us and support us,” Montimurro said. “I live in Greenwich and I am proud to live in this community where you can reach out and ask for help and everybody just jumps. They want to support us. Our state legislators were at the event. It’s just an opportunity for people with all abilities to get together and celebrate a good cause.”

The Walk/Run for Abilis featured over 700 participants who hit the pavement at Greenwich Point Park. Whether it was a three-mile run or a one-mile family-friendly walk, the streets of Old Greenwich were filled with people supporting Abilis. For the walk/run event, Abilis raised over $140,000 that will go toward programs and services.

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The annual walk/run for Abilis took place at Tod’s Point in Greenwich on October 14, 2018. The funds raised through the Walk/Run event help Abilis provide state of the art services for over 700 people of all ages with a wide range of intellectual, developmental, social, emotional, and physical challenges, as well as education and advocacy supports for their parents. Were you SEEN?

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October 14, 2018 | Connecticut Post

Runners and walkers helped raise money for Abilis at the 13th annual Abilis Run/Walk at Greenwich Point Park on Sunday. The Greenwich- and Stamford-based non-profit provides support and services for individuals with special needs and their families. The event featured a competitive 3 mile run followed by children’s activities and a one mile family fun run/walk.

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