USATF Certified, 5K Chipped Timing, Event Shirt, Placement Medals, Live Music, Mini Therapy Horses, Food and Much More!
Cant make it? Register as a "Virtual Runner" to build a page and fundraise.
Each participant will receive a RW&R reusable race packet bag and eco- friendly event shirt made from sustainable cotton and polyester from recycled plastic bottles.
(shirts guaranteed until 4/1).
You deserve to show off the impact You've made....
To secure your shirt, the fundraising goal must be met by March 30th. Note, your fundraising shirt will be in placement of your event shirt, not in addition to. Applicable to individuals ONLY.
Those that reach $250+ after March 30th will be mailed a prize after the event.
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Marklund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
With three residential locations–the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin– We are currently home to 174 residents.
The Marklund Day School, with locations in Bloomingdale and Elgin, and soon to be Geneva - is a State Board of Education Licensed Therapeutic Day School that partners with area school districts to serve children with multiple medical needs, learning, emotional and developmental disabilities, and those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. The Day School currently serves 72 students from 35 districts. The new Geneva facility will allow us to serve 66 more students.
At Marklund, many of our residents and community clients are non-ambulatory and have severe cognitive deficits due to genetic disorders, complications during pregnancy and delivery, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, to name a few. Others acquired disabilities during infancy or childhood through tragic accidents. Many have complex medical problems that require 24-hour skilled nursing care and regular therapy interventions.
At Marklund, we focus on every person’s unique abilities, offering our residents and community clients safe, happy lives filled with goals, achievements and purpose.
The “Marklund Standard of Care is not covered by the State of IL, leaving us a service gap of approximately $8,500 per individual, per year. We need your help to close this funding gap!
100% of net proceeds from this event will be applied toward this gap in funding, to support Marklund’s residential programs and services.