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Step Up for The Arc Walk & 5K Raises $80,000

Residents from Duquesne 2 Group Home Walk t-shirts.

The Arc, Ocean County Chapter hosted their 22nd Annual Step Up for The Arc Walk and Inaugural 5K Race on Saturday, May 18th at the Jersey Shore BlueClaws with 600 registered participants raising over $80,000 to benefit programs and support services for people with disabilities.

Step Up for The Arc is an inclusive community event to raise awareness and acceptance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with 100% of the proceeds supporting The Arc of Ocean County’s residential, vocational, and family support services.

“This is our most successful Step Up for The Arc event,” said Laura Williams, Executive Director. “We have more community sponsors, walk teams, runners, and volunteers than ever before. We couldn’t be more grateful for the support of Ocean County!”

The Arc teams are raising funds for wish list items special to their programs. The Silverton Superstars are planning a trip to Disney World for the group home and Journeys and Discovery Friends want new Chromebooks for their day program.

The Arc, Ocean County Chapter supports 1,000 individuals with disabilities and their families with housing, job training, employment supports, transition services, transportation, support coordination, clinical supports and services, and recreation.

To donate to the 2024 Step Up for The Arc Walk and 5K please click here and follow us on social media @thearcoceancounty to see how your dollars make a difference.