Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester was a sea of more than 2,500 participants, volunteers and spectators on June 2 for the Eversource Walk with Me & 5K Run for Easter Seals New Hampshire. The event, which is closing in on $250,000 raised, benefits Granite State children, adults and seniors with disabilities and special needs. Donations are being accepted through the end of July.
With a new 5K running component managed by Millennium Running, the Eversource Walk With Me and 5K Run was bigger and better than ever. In addition to the run, the event featured more than 40 vendors, many of which were wellness related.
“At Eversource, we have a passion and commitment to Easter Seals and the great programs and services it provides every day to the people and communities of New Hampshire,” said Jim Judge, Eversource President and CEO. “And, I’m so proud of our employees and family members who joined the Eversource team. They helped make this year’s event bigger and better than ever!”
Funds raised from the event will help Easter Seals continue to provide services throughout the Granite State, including: autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services.
Donations to Easter Seals New Hampshire can be made through the end of July by visiting www.walkwithme.org/manchester.
“We are so grateful for the overwhelming community support for this event. The money raised will certainly impact our neighbors throughout the state with disabilities and special needs,” said Easter Seals NH President & CEO Larry Gammon. “Title Sponsor Eversource stepped forward to take this event to the next level and their philanthropy should certainly be emulated in the business community. We are thankful for their support and generosity.”
Easter Seals proudly welcomed Eversource as our title sponsor as they share our commitment to building strong communities. We are also pleased to recognize NH1 News and WBIN as lead media sponsors. They are joined by National Premier Sponsor CVS Health, National Presenting Sponsors Century 21 and Amway, Regional Sponsor Mass Mutual Financial Group of Northern New England, and local sponsors including Walmart, Walmart Logistics, Frank 106.3 FM, 93.3 The Wolf, 105.5 WJYY, Old Navy, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Spectrum Marketing Companies, Pepsi, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza 9-1-1, W.B. Mason, Paul’s Executive Car Care, LogoLoc, Pro Con Incorporated, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Ride-Away, Granite State Credit Union, ExpressMED, Constellation, Haley & Adrich, Wieczorek Insurance, Manchester Community College, McLane Middleton, and Stebbins Commercial Properties.
To find out more about the services provided by Easter Seals NH throughout the state, please visit easterseals.com/nh.
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