1st Annual Save the Day 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run a Huge Success!
Over $19,000 raised for the inclusion of children with disabilities in ALL of life’s activities!
DURHAM, N.C., June 9, 2015 – The National Inclusion Project’s first annual Save the Day 5K was held Saturday, May 30 from the Frontier Building in Research Triangle Park. More than 170 heroes participated in the event to ensure that children with disabilities are included in all of life’s activities.
“The turn-out for our first annual Save the Day 5K was phenomenal,” said Christy Thompson, Director of Community Outreach for the National Inclusion Project. “We raised over $19,000 to help make sure that children with disabilities are included in recreational programs this summer!”
The Save the Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run created by the National Inclusion Project is designed to promote awareness and educate the community about the inclusion of children with disabilities. The Project’s belief that every child can participate, every child can make a friend and every child can succeed was built into each of the details of the race from finding a course that was fully accessible to making sure that everyone, regardless of time or distance, received a race medal for participating.
Sponsors of the event included: Lowe’s Food, Willowdaile Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Triangle Brewing Company, Eschelon Experiences, Marbles Kids Museum, Harris Teeter, Trampled Under Toys, The Cheesecake Factory, Caribou Coffee, Food Lion, US National Whitewater Center, Dr. Jennifer Stasko, the Gitto Family, Coca-Cola, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Pei Wei Asian Diner, North Carolina Theatre, Wake Sports Medicine, Noodles & Company, Durham County Sheriff’s Department, Young & Associates, Chick-Fil-A, Fleet Feet, The Frontier, RTP, Bojangles, and the Jeung Family.
The 2016 Save the Day 5K is scheduled for May 21. More information about this year’s race can be found at www.inclusionproject.org/savetheday.