500+ supported those with disabilities at Clearbrook's annual walk/run in Arlington Heights

  • One of Clearbrook's individuals had a blast visiting all of the "Experience Clearbrook" tents. Juliann Carlson

    One of Clearbrook's individuals had a blast visiting all of the "Experience Clearbrook" tents. Juliann Carlson

Updated 9/23/2021 8:48 AM

Over 500 people participated in Step It Up for Clearbrook on September 18, 2021, raising over $85,000. Clearbrook's third annual 5K run or one-mile walk was held in person at Cronin Park in Arlington Heights. Participants could also choose to complete the run/walk virtually.

Step It Up for Clearbrook is one of the nonprofit's largest fundraisers. The support of the participants means that Clearbrook's 8,000+ adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to everything they need. This includes personalized services, centrally located and well-maintained facilities, activities, transportation, clinical services, and so much more.


Clearbrook would like to thank the sponsors who made this event possible, especially the Presenting Sponsor, TerSera Therapeutics. Additional event sponsors include: RTC, Enterprise, Active Alarm Company, Rubin Law, Pace, Dugan and Lopatka, AutoFX, Barry and Mary Ellen Masek, Mainstay, Delta Dental, and Favorite Healthcare Staffing.


Clearbrook is home, a family, to over 8,000 children and adults impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities. We support them, and their families, by providing support across the lifespan, helping them to live their fullest lives possible. Clearbrook provides personalized children, community day, employment, residential and clinical services at more than 60 locations in 160 communities throughout the Chicagoland area and is the largest provider of home-based services in the state. We're proud of our deep expertise that spans six decades, allowing us to care for an array of unique needs. We're more than just a nonprofit, we are family, friends, a job, a way to give back, home. Employing more than 900 people, we're proud to report that 92 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into programs and services. For more information, please visit www.clearbrook.org.

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