Record-breaking turnout at 4th annual Courageous Steps Walk-Run event in honor of Dylan McInnis; final total to be released soon
Sunshine, warm temperatures, and a big crowd of supporters resulted in a record-breaking turnout at the Courageous Steps Project’s 4th annual walk-run on Sunday May 21st at Old Town High School’s Victory Field.
An estimated 225+ people attended the event according to our board of directors and CEO Connor Archer. This number has significantly increased from the year before at an estimated 75.
The event was held in honor of Dylan McInnis, an individual who lived with the challenges of Autism. Dylan passed away last May due to a congenital heart defect. Dylan reminds us all of the courageous steps that he took in his short life.
Supporters from Veazie, Old Town, Orono, Bangor, Hampden, Brewer, Alton, Bradley, and other communities came out today to support this newly-formed non-profit organization that strives to help children and young adults with developmental challenges.
“This year’s walk-run attendance surprised me in many ways” said founder & CEO Connor Archer. “I was taken back when all the cars were filling up the parking lot, and when everyone was busy” added Archer.
Archer was thankful for all the volunteers, fundraising committee members, and board members who made sure that the event was under control.
“There are improvements that need to be made for next year. With hope of getting more teams created, and more sponsors for the event, we should be able to double the amount of teams and potentially double the amount of participants” said Archer.
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Courageous Steps Project fundraiser held at Governor's - 8/9/16
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