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USTA Florida participates in Easter Seals Walk With Me

May 9, 2006 02:13 PM

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Did you know that one in five Americans has a disability?  For more than 85 years, Easter Seals has been providing services that help people with disabilities gain greater independence.  Easter Seals benefits more than one million individuals and their families each year through one of 550 centers nationwide.

Easter Seals Walk With Me is about putting hope within reach for people with disabilities.  When you walk or sponsor a walker, your participation is an investment that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to live with equality, dignity and independence.

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USTA Florida generated a team of children and adults of all ages, with disabilities and able-bodied, for the Easter Seals Walk With Me 1.5-mile Family Fun Walk May 4 at the Daytona International Speedway.  Together, staff, family and friends raised nearly $2,000 to make a difference in the life of a child with a disability.

USTA Florida’s Walk With Me honorary ambassador Joe (who just turned two,) and his grandmother came out to the Family Fun Walk to enjoy the Thursday afternoon festivities.  Children and adults were kept entertained with games, contests, and plenty of snacks!

Easter Seals Volusia & Flagler Counties, FL, serves more than 4,000 individuals and their families.

 

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