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Raise Awareness for People with Disabilities; Run the Morristown's Cupid Chase 5K ; Feb 13

TAP INTO article online by MORRISTOWN STAFF | February 10, 2016 | article.pdf

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morris County Board of Freeholders has proclaimed Saturday, Feb. 13, as Cupid’s Chase 5K Race Day in Morris County in support of an annual fundraising effort by non-profit Community Options in support of people with disabilities.

The mid-winter running event will take place on Valentine’s Day weekend in Morristown starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13.

“Community Options is already making a difference by providing residential and employment support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and dual diagnoses,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes all who are coming to Morristown and to Morris County for this outstanding event.’’

Runners, walkers, and rollers in wheelchairs and baby strollers are invited to help raise money that will make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities

Community Options, a nonprofit agency that works to provide housing, support services and advocacy assistance for people with disabilities nationwide has offices in Morristown and Princeton.

Cupid’s Chase 5K is an annual event sponsored by Community Options to raise funds and awareness for their mission of dignity and choice for those with disabilities. The very first Cupid’s Chase 5K took place in 2009, with more than 600 participants in Princeton, and was so successful that Community Options decided to make it a national event.

This year, it will be held in 30 towns and cities across the nation, including Morristown, and also Glen Rock, New Brunswick, Pennsauken, Princeton, and Seaside Heights in New Jersey.