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20TH Annual SRVS Kids & Families Bunny Run a Success

SRVS held its 20th Annual SRVS Kids & Families 5k Bunny Run and Family Fun Run March 26 at Cancer Survivors Park in Memphis. WREG-TV Meteorologist, Jim Jaggers, and 92.9 ESPN Radio Personality, Brad Carson, co-hosted the event. The highlight of the event was the 5K and Family Fun Run. The day included activities such as children’s games, balloon art, face painting, an Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, food trucks and awards.

   

The event brought in over 550 registered runners/walkers and raised over $25,000 for SRVS Kids & Families, a program that provides family-centered services that address the unique abilities of young children with special needs. For  30 years, SRVS Kids & Families has been providing these services to the Mid-South. For more information about the programs and services, please visit www.srvs.org.

   

Posted by SRVS PR at Friday, April 8, 2016 | 0 comments
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SRVS Kids & Families 2016 Bunny Run

JOIN US AS WE EMPOWER CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ONE 'HOP' AT A TIME 

 

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 www.BunnyRun.RacesOnline.com. 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 karen.dunn@srvs.org  

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

If you're interested in volunteering for SRVS Kids & Families Bunny Run, contact Cheryl McCaskill at cheryl.mccaskill@srvs.org.

 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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