Project Independence Chosen to Participate as a Charity Partner for the Orange County Marathon

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Project Independence will participate in the OC Marathon May 6, 2012 to help raise funds for their programs serving people with developmental disabilities.

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Whether you’re running for or with a person with disabilities, to celebrate your own personal health or another reason, we are “Together for Good,”

Project Independence, a nonprofit organization that provides services to people with developmental disabilities throughout Southern California, announced today that they were chosen as one of 20 Charity Partners participating in this year’s OC Marathon.

The OC Marathon carefully screens and selects nonprofits to participate in the event and receive the support of funds generated from the annual marathon. Project Independence’s acceptance means that this year’s runners now have an opportunity to support independence and choice for Orange County adults living with a developmental disability.

Runners can sign up for the OC Marathon, ½ marathon and 5k and dedicate their 26.2 mile race to support Project Independence’s programs by going to the OC Marathon Website clicking on Register Online and then selecting Project Independence from the Charity Program dropdown. Runners can also participate by creating a Project Independence team, joining an existing Project Independence Team or donate directly through their OC Marathon project page. Call Nick Harringer at 714 549-3464 ext 245 for more information about discounts, running teams and volunteering on the day of the event.

Running groups, representing all levels of fitness will be training together on Saturdays until the May 6th event. Contact Project Independence at 714-549-3464 ext 0.

“Whether you’re running for or with a person with disabilities, to celebrate your own personal health or another reason, we are “Together for Good,” said Debra Marsteller, Executive Director of Project Independence . “By running together, we encourage fitness and good health for the people we support.”

Project Independence Associate Director Bob Watson is running for the people he has supported for the last 18 years. “We want to encourage people to move more and eat healthier. Getting exercise into daily schedules helps with every facet of life. Promoting health and raising money for a great organization- a perfect plan!”

About Project Independence
Project Independence has over 35 years of experience working with adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Their long range plan is to expand options for people with complex lives so they have more inclusive and integrated lives with their age-appropriate peers. Support services include independent living, supported employment, day programs, benefits planning and healthy living programs.

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