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5th Annual Walk With Me Rochester Helps Easter Seals New York Reach Over 3,000 People in Community

Saturday, May 14, 2011 General News J E 4
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Saturday, May 14(th), 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Meridian Centre Park, Brighton, NY

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York will host its 5(th) Annual Walk With Me Rochester event at Meridian Centre Park in Brighton on May 14(th). The walk supports four Individual Residential Alternatives, which are living communities for adults with disabilities and other special needs, as well as a Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and The Kessler Center: an innovative and comprehensive residential and educational program for children and young adults with disabilities or special needs.

CVS Caremark is the national premier sponsor, Amway Global is the national presenting sponsors, Century 21 is the national founding sponsor, and MassMutual is the regional sponsor for the Easter Seals New York Walk With Me Rochester. In-kind donations of food, water and other beverages will be provided by CVS/pharmacy, Bagel Bin, Starbucks, and Zweigle's.

"The support we have received for this event is truly overwhelming," said William Costello, Chairman of the Western Regional Board for Easter Seals New York. "It is always so exciting to meet the ambassadors each year, as they are such shining examples of the great work Easter Seals New York does in the Rochester area."

The commitment of the community towards Walk With Me Rochester has been truly inspiring, and their efforts promise to make the walk a very special day full of hope, fun, and encouragement.

"This walk is a great chance for people to come together, have fun, and fundraise for services for children and adults with disabilities," explained John W. McGrath, MPA, Executive Director of Advancement for Easter Seals New York. "The turnout we get from this walk, not only from our corporate sponsors, staff, and volunteers, but from the Rochester community, is always wonderful. It shows how valued Easter Seals New York services are in the Western region of New York."

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. For over 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Last year, Easter Seals New York provided vital services to over 10,000 individuals throughout the State.

In the Western Region, Easter Seals New York currently operates a comprehensive primary care clinic, four individual residential alternative centers, and a brand-new educational and residential school for children and young adults with disabilities. Last year, Easter Seals New York reached over 3,000 individuals in the Rochester area and continues to expand its services within the community.

For more information about Easter Seals New York or Walk With Me Rochester, call (585) 957-9247 or visit www.eastersealsny.org.

Contact:Danielle Abramson(585) 957-9247dabramson@eastersealsny.org

SOURCE Easter Seals New York
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