600+ supported those with disabilities at Clearbrook's annual Walk/Run or Roll in Arlington Heights

  • Step It Up runners taking off at the start line.

    Step It Up runners taking off at the start line. Courtesy of Susan Vanden Bos

 
 
Updated 9/26/2023 2:54 PM

Over 600 people participated in Step It Up for Clearbrook on Sept. 23, 2023, raising over $90,000. Clearbrook's fifth annual 5K run or one-mile walk or roll was held 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 the 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 included Arthur J. Gallagher, Bob's Discount Furniture, AutoFX, Rubin Law, the Hoeg Family, Favorite Healthcare Staffing, Enterprise Fleet Management, Ringer's Landscaping Services, Inc., DeFranco Plumbing, Baker Tilly, Educational Environments, Avondale Roofing, Jarosch Bakery, Jewel Osco, Meijer, McDonalds, Original Bagel & Bialy, and Four Napkin Hospitality.

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 the fullest lives possible. Clearbrook provides personalized services for children and adults, as well as community day, employment, residential and clinical services at more than 80 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 89 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into programs and services. For more information, please visit www.clearbrook.org.

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