For 14 years, Abilis — the non-profit that supports hundreds of people with special needs, through education, advocacy, recreational activities, life skills support, job training and residential options — has sponsored a fundraiser.
There’s a 1-mile wheelchair and stroller accessible walk, a 5K run, children’s activities like face painting, crafts and a bouncy house, plus music and food. This year’s event is tomorrow (Sunday, October 20, 9 a.m., Tod’s Point, Greenwich).
Hundreds of folks will participate and watch. The walk will be led by Rebecca Yormark — a Westporter.
The 22-year-old is a great Abilis “ambassador.” The organization has helped her and her family transition from a residential school to a supported apartment.
Rebecca attends Abilis’ young adult LEAP transition program. She also volunteers in the community, and is getting ready for a job.
The walk is free to participate, but a donation to Abilis is appreciated. There is a $40 registration fee for the run for adults; $20 for children 11 to 17. Prizes are awarded for the top 3 men’s, women’s and children’s run finishers; team awards go to those with the most members, and who raise the most money. Creativity awards are given for the most unique run and walk outfits.
Rebecca will enjoy the day. So will her many friends and fans.
Congratulations, Rebecca, on leading Abilis this weekend!
Thank you for this delightful article about our amazing daughter, Rebecca Yormark. We are very proud of her and are extremely grateful to Abilis. Without the support of agencies like Abilis as well as many friends, teachers, officials, clergy and family members, Rebecca would not be where she is today. It takes a village to rage against the system where the special needs community is under represented, under supported and under funded. A dear friend once said to me “…everyone has a soul.” “Everyone counts.” Come and join the Abilis walk/run and observe the joy and light that comes from these many Abilis residents and you just might notice this warm feeling deep down in your own soul. Diane and Kenny
I’m so happy to read about the achievements of Westport Challenger Baseball’s favorite alumna! You go, girl!
Congratulations Rebecca and Best of luck looks like your doing a great job.
Great Job! ❤️