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 Wheel-A-Thon 2014   Accessibility   About
September 20, 2014, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The 2014 Wheel-A-Thon to benefit youth with disabilities will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September. 20, 2014 at Savin Rock Conference Center, 5 Rock St., West Haven
The Wheel-A-Thon is the annual community fundraiser for the Center for Disability Rights’ youth programs. Participants include individuals and teams that raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking or pushing themselves in a wheelchair over a 1.5-mile course along the West Haven shoreline. It is non-competitive, low-intensity and low-pressure. It is geared at raising awareness of barriers in the community that prevent the inclusion of people with disabilities in the every day life of their community. Most of all, CDR's Wheel-A-Thon is about having fun.
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For individuals with disabilities, CDR’s service area extends from Milford and runs up the Connecticut Shoreline to Old Saybrook and Old Lyme; up to Middletown and Portland, and down through Meriden to the lower Naugatuck Valley.
Last year, individuals and members of 10 teams raised nearly $13,500 for CDR’s scholarship program. Each year, money raised goes toward college scholarships for students with disabilities; advocacy with students to improve their education; facilitation services for youth groups; and CDR youth transition services.
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CDR is still looking for participants and sponsors for this year’s Wheel-A-Thon. For information, call Jill at (203) 934-7077, Ext. 21, or visit the Wheel-A-Thon web site at for more information on registering, sponsoring and participating.
This is an event for people with disabilities.
CDR is a membership organization of persons with disabilities that operates a Center for Independent (CIL). Based in West Haven, Connecticut, the Center for Disability Rights advocates for people with disabilities and their issues on a local, state-wide, and national level. We also provide services to individuals and their families, as well as technical assistance and community education to businesses, government, and members of the community. CDR has four sister Centers for Independent Living in Connecticut.
To Savin Rock Conference Center
From New York & West: Take I-95 north to Exit 43. Take right at end of ramp onto Campbell Avenue. Travel 1.5 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard, and turn right. Savin Rock Conference Center is 0.5 mile on left, next to Jimmies restaurant.
From Hartford & North: Take I-91 south to I-95 south to Exit 42. Take right at end of ramp onto Route 162, Sawmill Road. Proceed 2 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard. Savin Rock Conference Center is straight ahead.
From Rhode Island & East: Take I-95 south, and follow directions From Hartford & North.
Center for Disability Rights
764-A Campbell Ave.
West Haven, CT  06516
(203) 934-7077

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