A Virtual 5K Race to Benefit Children with Special Needs
As stated by Ms. Karen M. Clay, “Play is such an Important part of the developmental process, and we feel it is aligned with the mission of FAAST to help families that do not have the resources to purchase expensive adapted toys.”
The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology is Excited to announce the 2017 FAAST 5K! This 5K is a fundraising effort to benefit children with special needs across Florida. The Mission of FAAST is to improve the quality of life of all Floridians with disabilities through access to assistive services and devices. The Money Raised will be used to purchase these toys to be distributed to children receiving services from one of the six Regional Distribution Centers.
Adapted toys are specially manufactured products designed to meet the unique requirements of children with disabilities. These toys can be expensive for parents who already have a huge load to bear with all of the other requirements their children need.
This 5K is a “Walk, Run, or Roll” Virtual Race that will take place from September through the end of October. A Virtual Race is one that is run anywhere and on your own time, so anybody can participate in it. You can participate by walking your dog, running errands, using the treadmill, or running another 5K!
“The concept of the virtual race goes hand-in-hand with the philosophy of assistive technology…” says Karla Morris, FAAST Co-Chair, and event organizer.
Registration for this event is $25 with ALL proceeds going to the purchase of adapted toys!