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Press Release: 2nd Annual Inclusion Walk Benefiting Brighton Center at Morgan’s Wonderland

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

 Brighton Center plans lots of surprises this year as they rev up for the 2nd Annual iWalk to support Inclusion

Designed to accommodate children with and without disabilities, the Inclusion Walk (iWalk) is a great opportunity for family, friends and co-workers to come together to walk in support of every child that has ever been an inspiration to others. iWalk has already raised just under $3500 and over 234 registered walkers, all ready to have fun while supporting a great cause. Last year’s event generated more than 800 participants and rose over $20,000 for the nonprofit, a huge success for its first year. This year the bar is set higher as Brighton hopes to raise $25,000 and have over 1,000 walkers! This one mile iWalk event will showcase the power of inclusion and celebrate the unique abilities that ALL of us bring to our community!

This year, Brighton is pulling out all the stops to give children and families a fantastic experience. There will be celebrity walkers including the Spurs Coyote, Shelly Miles, Miss San Antonio, April Ancira and many more. including Miss San Antonio Isabella Radamon as well as secret celebrities, fabulous prizes, free breakfast tacos for all registered walkers, games and activities provided by local children and family nonprofit agencies, face painting and MORE! Participants also get discounted access to Morgan’s Wonderland following the event to continue the fun!

The Brighton Center must raise more than $1.2M every year to maintain its programs for children with disabilities and their families. 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 Brighton Center looks to expand in the next 3-5 years with a renovated campus and the addition of programs to include summer and after school care for children with disabilities, the success of iWalk is a crucial piece to the Brighton puzzle. The organization plans to grow and improve iWalk every year to not only bridge the funding gap for their programs, but also as an opportunity for the community to celebrate inclusion and showcase all people of all abilities.

About the Brighton Center: Throughout San Antonio and Bexar County, Brighton Center provides developmental and education services to children with disabilities and/or developmental delays from birth to age 22, along with family and community education. With a holistic, family-centered approach, we offer child enrichment and development through a child learning center, home based therapy services, counseling, case management, family support services and more. By strengthening and transforming a child’s abilities, their home environment, and parental attitudes and capabilities, we seek to empower every child we serve with the necessary knowledge and skills they need to prepare for a bright future.

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