HMEA, Inc. - Horace Mann Educational Associates, located in Franklin, MA and serving over 110 communities, provide innovative services in school, at work, and at home for nearly 3,800 children and adults with disabilities such as Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other behavioral challenges. The services are individually designed to meet the unique needs of each person served and their family.
For the 14th year, the community will be coming together for HMEA's Annual Independence 5K Run and Walk held on SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 at EMC2 on Constitution Boulevard in Franklin.
The event kicks off with a USATF certified 5K course run starting at 9 am, followed by a family friendly and flexible 5K Walk that follows at 11 am. In addition there is a kids “fun run” that starts at 12:30 pm.
Games, activities, free food and great entertainment throughout the day for all to enjoy.
The family-fun event has numerous activities available for kids such as “touch a truck” – a 150 foot ladder Franklin fire truck, police displays, a wood shop building sponsored by the Home Depot of Bellingham and so much more. Special guests include the mascots Wally the Green Monster, Nibbles Woodaway, and the Cardi Furniture Bros “NiRoPe.” In addition, this year’s entertainment highlights boast The New England Revolution Slyde and The Battalion, Studio Two – a Beatles Tribute Band, Irish Step Dancers, Hot Rods, Clowns and even a Dog Show!
The day’s events feature a special “Dreams Come True” raffle which contains high-end items such as a Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® Music System, a one-week RCI timeshare to anywhere in their world-wide catalog, four complimentary 1-day Park Hopper passes to Disney World Theme Parks, 4 Red Sox Tickets, complimentary one night stay in a Luxurious Room in the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel, and much more.
HMEA, Inc. is anticipating that this year will be another successful event and hope that the community will continue to help champion its' mission of promoting the values, dreams and potential of people with developmental disabilities through education, support and life experiences.
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