A team of runners from The Arc of the South Shore, a family-oriented, community-based non-profit providing information, referrals, and community programs for individuals with disabilities, raised a grant total of $12,592 at the recently held Asics Falmouth Road Race, exceeding its goal by more than $2,500.
A team of five runners, including family members whose children have used Arc services, Special Olympics volunteer coaches, and the organization’s Chief Financial Officer Ben Schineller, participated in this year’s annual event, raising funds to benefit the agency and the people it serves. Team members fundraised through Race Roster.
The Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. The race draws an international field of Olympians, elite, and recreational runners out to enjoy the iconic seven-mile seaside course. The nonprofit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.
“We’re proud of this fine team of runners and their participation in this important fundraiser,” said Abigail Parrilla, executive director of the Arc of the South Shore. “And we applaud Falmouth Road Race, Inc. for its devotion to the many programs that mean so much to so many people.”
About the Arc of the South Shore, Inc.
The Arc of the South Shore (The Arc) was founded in 1951 when a group of individuals created a school for children with disabilities. Then, in 1967, The Arc was deeded property at Webb State Park in Weymouth; the space gave the agency a permanent home and the opportunity to expand. By the end of the 1980s, The Arc became a multi-service agency. Today, The Arc is a family-oriented, community-based non-profit providing information, referrals, and community programs for individuals with disabilities.
These services include an Autism Resource Center, early intervention program, community supports, employment services, day supports and habilitation programs, in-home care, and residential services. All of their programs are based on their six core values of people first, community, transparency, self-determination, diversity, and respect. The Arc serves participants from communities throughout the South Shore, including Abington, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, and Norwell. Through their 71-year history, they have helped more than 100,000 people.