2nd Annual iWalk for Inclusion Walk Draws over 1100 People and Raises $35k
On Sunday, August 16th, Brighton Center held its 2nd iWalk for Inclusion at Morgan’s Wonderland. The iWalk generated nearly 1,100 participants and despite the FREE price tag, the community came together and raised $35,000 for the nonprofit. Event participants enjoyed 1 mile walk around the scenic lake at Morgan’s along with celebrity walkers, Brighton swag, breakfast tacos, shaved ice, activities from community partners, face painting and more! The iWalk showcased the power of inclusion with friends, family, and co-workers coming together to walk in support of every child that has ever been an inspiration to others and celebrate the unique abilities that ALL of us bring to our community!
The Brighton Center must raise more than $1.2M every year to maintain its programs for children with disabilities and their families. The iWalk would not have been possible without the generous spirit of our sponsors and volunteer groups. Thank you to H-E-B, The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, Nustar, Child’s Play Therapeutic Homecare, Flamingo Rey’s and Walgreens sponsoring this year’s event. Thank you to Frost Bank “A” Team, The Winston School, Brighton Center staff and Board members, and all of the other volunteers who donated their time. Proceeds from the 2nd Annual iWalk benefit Brighton Center programs to continue providing supports and services for children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in San Antonio through early childhood intervention, early childhood education, and parent education and advocacy training. Equipping parents. Empowering children.
As the organization looks to expand in the next 3-5 years with a renovated campus and addition of programs to include summer and after school care for children with disabilities, the success of iWalk in the future will become a crucial piece to the Brighton puzzle. Brighton will be looking for ways to grow and improve iWalk in 2016 in hopes that the event can play a larger role in bridging the funding gap for the organization, all while bringing awareness to the community about the power of inclusion and encouraging others to value people of all abilities.
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