Valentine’s Day Run Helps Raise Funds And Awareness To Those With Disabilities

The Morris County Board of Freeholders proclaimed Sat., Feb. 13, as Cupid’s Chase 5K Race Day in Morris County in support of an annual fundraising effort by non-profit Community Options in support of people with disabilities.


The mid-winter running event was set to take place on Valentine’s Day weekend in Morristown starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13.


“Community Options is already making a difference by providing residential and employment support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and dual diagnoses,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.


The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomed all to Morristown and Morris County to participate whether a runner, walker, rollers in wheelchairs and even baby strollers to help raise money to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.


Community Options is a nonprofit agency that works to provide housing, support services and advocacy assistance for people with disabilities nationwide. Based in Princeton, Community Options has offices in Morristown and operates with the belief that all people – regardless of disability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice, and self-determination.


Cupid’s Chase 5K is an annual event sponsored by Community Options to raise funds and awareness for their mission of dignity and choice for those with disabilities. The very first Cupid’s Chase 5K took place in 2009, with more than 600 participants in Princeton, and was so successful that Community Options decided to make it a national event.


This year, it was set to be held in 30 towns and cities across the nation, including Morristown.


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For information on disability services in Morris County, visit:

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