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Crowds at TeWinkle ‘Walk for Independence,’ to help adults with developmental disabilities

Crowds at TeWinkle ‘Walk for Independence,’ to help adults with developmental disabilities

  BY SARA CARDINESTAFF WRITER  OCT. 3, 2022 5:22 PM PT Locals laced up their shoes Saturday and headed to Costa Mesa’s TeWinkle Park to “Walk for Independence,” an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Project Independence, which helps adults with developmental disabilities live, work and play as self-sufficiently as possible. Now in its 13th year, the walk funds programs that assist people with daily living skills, help them find and retain employment and accomplish errands and other vital activities. Clients and supporters walk around the park site, having solicited donations from friends and family members for their effort. Director of Development Todd Eckert said Saturday’s event was a bitRead More

13th Annual Walk for Independence funder set for Oct. 1 in Costa Mesa

13th Annual Walk for Independence funder set for Oct. 1 in Costa Mesa

Nonprofit Project Independence's walk at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa will help launch National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Nonprofit Project Independence invites champions for the rights of people with developmental disabilities to run, walk or roll at its 13th Annual Walk for Independence, set for Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8 AM in-person at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa to help launch National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Union Bank is the lead sponsor and the Daily Pilot is the media sponsor. Funds raised from the walk will help fund the organization’s Independent Living, Supported Employment, and Day Program services that support moreRead More

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OC Marathon

May 3, 2020

Join us again this year at the Orange County Marathon. We will be cheering on all the runners including our teams from Project Independence at the award-winning Water Station Mile 23. Come join us for the fun!

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Walk for Independence

September 12, 2020

SAVE THE DATE! Walk for Independence 2020 will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Tewinkle in Costa Mesa, CA.Do not miss this wonderful event where the Project Independence family gathers with family, friends and community partners to celebrate a year of achievement through independent living, work and day programs and confidence building through fun with the Access 2 Adventure Program. Coffee and muffins at the ready as well as your free marathon t shirt.

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