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SRVS Kids & Families 2016 Bunny Run



The 20th Annual 5K Bunny Run and Family Fun Run / Walk supports SRVS Kids & Families. Go the distance and support SRVS Kids & Families by forming a team, running or walking as an individual, making a pledge and coming out to show your support. Awards will be given in 15 age categories, plus 1st place in overall open, master, grand master, and senior master. Bring your children to see the Easter Bunny, play games, and go on an Easter Egg hunt! This is one of the flatter race courses in Memphis and it is a USATF certified course, so here is your chance to get your name in the Tennessee State Record books! This race takes place around the Cancer Survivors Park, located at 701 Perkins Extd in Memphis. It starts at the entrance of the park.  Parking is in and around the park. All children who finish the fun run will get a finisher ribbon!

Entry Fees:

$10 Children with Special Needs Age 11 and Under

$15 Children Age 11 and Under $20 MRTC Members (Pre-Registration Only) 

$25 Pre-Registration (For Non-MRTC Members)

 $30 Race Day Registration (All Registrants)

Early Bird Registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m., March 14, 2016, to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registrants after this date are not guaranteed a T-shirt. Register online by visiting SRVS Kids & Families, Inc. is a program of SRVS that provides family-centered services to address the unique abilities and challenges of young children with disabilities. All proceeds from the Bunny Run 5K assist SRVS Kids & Families in continuing its commitment to nurture, educate and equip children with special needs, and their families. Your participation will make a difference. THANK YOU for your support! For more information, please contact Karen Dunn at 901-312-6853 or  



If you're interested in volunteering for SRVS Kids & Families Bunny Run, contact Cheryl McCaskill at

 Thank you to all our sponsors to date!    


Posted by SRVS PR at Friday, February 5, 2016 | 0 comments
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DSP Appreciation Week 2015

SRVS and other Disability services providers across the country   celebrated and honored our Direct Support Professionals from September 13th -19th. The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) announced that members of the U.S. Senate reintroduced Senate Resolution 245 designating the week of September 13th as "National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week." Senate Resolution 245 recognizes Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for their  commitment to supporting individuals and promoting community-inclusion for individuals of all ages with disabilities. This year's resolution marked the eighth consecutive year of recognition by the U.S. Senate.

"Today, we have the opportunity to recognize the millions of direct support professionals who provide essential services to individuals with disabilities, to thank them for their commitment and dedication, and to express our appreciation for the critically important work they do every day throughout our country," said Senator Ben Cardin of  Maryland. "Each Direct Support Professional brings us closer as a nation to achieving the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act of full community participation for individuals with disabilities. These dedicated professionals work tirelessly every day of the year providing skilled and compassionate supports to individuals with disabilities."The week kicked off with various SRVS Directors and Managers providing lunch for their Direct Support Professionals and concluded with all DSPs receiving a $25 gift card.

Special thanks to all DSPs for your continuous dedication and commitment to the agency and the individuals we support.

Posted by SRVS PR at Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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17th Annual Spirit of SRVS held

The 17th Annual Spirit of SRVS, presented by Sedgwick and Wanda and John Barzizza, entertained more than 800 guests at the Hilton Memphis on Saturday, August 1. The event grossed more than $190,000 through ticket sales, auction items, sponsorships and donations.

More than 30 restaurants and vendors were present and gave guests a variety of delicious appetizers, desserts and wines to taste. The Company d Dancers performed for their 14th time. SRVS Star Performers rocked the house with a dance to "Uptown Funk," and SRVS Kids & Families graduate Rachel Mast gave a special presentation entitled “I Love My Life.”

A ‘spirited’ bid battle took place in the live auction over Lisa Dick’s commemorative artwork, “Making the World a Bigger Place,” with the winning bid going for $6,500. Due to the battle, Lisa Dick offered to paint an additional commemorative artwork to the second highest bidder, if he agreed to match the winning bid. The offer was gladly accepted.After a brief intermission, the auction floor was cleared away to reveal a dance floor for patrons with a concert by the band, The King Beez. The band kept many on the dance floor well into the night.

Special thanks to sponsors, auction donors, community volunteers, Spirit of SRVS Chairs and Committee Members, SRVS Board of Directors, SRVS staff and people supported.

Posted by SRVS PR at Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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