Eversource, Easterseals walk and run kickoff breakfast held Thursday
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MANCHESTER — The 18th annual Eversource Walk & 5K Run for Easterseals is kicking off with a breakfast Thursday at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
The breakfast is open to returning team captains as well as to new individual and corporate team captains who would like to fundraise and take part in the walk and run.
"Easterseals is one of the largest human service agencies in New Hampshire, helping more than 26,900 individuals with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the communities where Eversource delivers energy every day," said Easterseals President & CEO Larry Gammon. "Over the past three decades, Eversource employees have strongly embraced the work we do at Easterseals NH and we are honored to partner with them on this event."
The 2016 walk raised more than $260,000 and had more than 2,500 participants.
The money raised helps Easterseals provide services throughout the Granite State, including: autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services.
"Easterseals NH is vital to ensuring that thousands of our neighbors receive the support they need to attain success every day," said Bill Quinlan, president of Eversource Operations in New Hampshire. "Eversource has supported Easterseals for many years because we believe in its mission and its value to the community. We’re looking forward to another great event this year!"
NH1 News and WBIN are the lead media sponsors for the event and Millennium Running supports race management.
The event will be emceed by Charlie Sherman. It runs from 7:30-9 a.m. and can be watched on the NH1 News live stream from 8-9 a.m.