FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Development
210 Rivervale Road
River Vale, New Jersey 07675
Spectrum for Living’s Family 5K, Walk, and Doggie Dash
River Vale, New Jersey – Spectrum for Living hosted its annual Family 5K, Walk, and Doggie Dash on September 25, 2021 at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Participants included individuals, teams, civic groups, and businesses, all eager to run, walk, roll, and stroll in support of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“We are pleased to have been able to offer the community a safe and family-friendly way to support our organization and the many individuals that we serve,” said Christopher Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum for Living. “Our event was well-attended, Mother Nature blessed us with a beautiful day, and our more than 200 participants were all enthusiastic to show their support for Spectrum for Living.”
Generously sponsored by Architectural Window, Jingoli and DCO Energy, the Columbia Bank Foundation, Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., American Properties Realty Inc., and RWJBarnabas Health – the Family 5K, Walk, and Doggie Dash offered a meaningful way for local businesses and corporations to make an impact in the community.
“Through the generous volunteerism and contributions of the Knights of Columbus, we offered each participant a barbeque lunch at the close of the race. Each participant left with a commemorative t-shirt and a smiling face – even our furry friends received custom Spectrum for Living water bowls,” added Elizabeth Boyajian, Director of Development at Spectrum for Living.
Certified by the USA Track and Field Association and administered by TriState Timing, Spectrum’s Family 5K included runners and walkers of all skill levels, including the Fort Lee Police Department and the RSC Architects Team. Clients and their families walked and rolled through the course while taking part in a live DJ dance-party and face painting. All proceeds generated from the event will support Spectrum for Living’s commitment to providing comprehensive quality care to adults living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
If you are interested in supporting Spectrum for Living through a monetary or in-kind donation, please contact the Development Department at (201) 358-8081.
About Spectrum for Living:
Founded in 1983, Spectrum for Living, a New Jersey 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helps adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities attain their maximum potential by providing quality housing and clinical services in state-of-the-art facilities and in the homes of families caring for a disabled loved one. To learn more, visit www.spectrumforliving.org and follow us on social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter @SpectrumforLiving