Long Beach, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
AHRC Nassau, an organization supporting more than 2,000 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is hosting a Walk on the Long Beach Boardwalk on Tuesday, July 1st at 10:30 a.m. in recognition of NYSARC’s 65th anniversary. Twelve downstate and mid-Hudson chapters of NYSARC are embarking on a 12 day “awareness journey,” Together to Albany, to help celebrate this milestone. The one-mile walk on the Long Beach Boardwalk will include 200 people with developmental disabilities, their families, community members and invited elected officials. Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg will be on hand to join the festivities.
Together to Albany will kick off on Monday, June 30th with a 48-mile awareness bike ride sponsored by AHRC Suffolk at the Montauk Point Lighthouse. Simultaneously at the opposite end of the state, NYSARC”s Journey Along the Erie Canal II, a 365-mile bicycle ride across upstate New York, will take place with participation from various NYSARC chapters. Together to Albany and Journey Along the Erie Canal II will conclude on July 11th on the steps of the Capitol.
Members of the media who are interested in covering this event, please contact Natalie Belva at 516-626-1000, x1303. The walkers will meet on July 1st at Laurelton Boulevard on the Long Beach boardwalk at 10:30 a.m. and the Walk will begin at 10:45 a.m. proceeding west to Riverside Boulevard.
Background: AHRC Nassau, Long Island’s premier provider of services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities provides community-based programs and services, as well as guidance and support for families. AHRC Nassau is a chapter member of NYSARC, Inc. Visit http://www.ahrc.org for more information.
NYSARC, Inc., is the largest non-profit organization in the United States supporting people with I/DD and their families. The 54 chapters comprising the family-led NYSARC provide services in every county in New York State. The organization supports over 60,000 individuals, employs 30,000 and has a membership of more than 102,000. Please visit http://www.nysarc.org for more information.