25th Annual Dash for Dignity

The 25th annual Dash for Dignity is coming up in just a few weeks, Nov. 17 to be exact. The event which is not only sponsored by Dallas Medical Center but it will also take place on their campus from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Achieve is a nonprofit organization which “Serves more than 600 adults with severe intellectual, physical, and/or mental health disabilities annually from Dallas County and surrounding areas”  according to their website. Through their Community Employment Placement Program, Achieve offers adults with disabilities intensive support, training, and guidance. All with the end goal of being hired by local businesses and companies and experience job success. Their mission as stated on their site is “To empower adults with disabilities to ACHIEVE their highest level of independence and employment.” The way that they are able to achieve this is through two main programs: Community Employment Placement and Work Center/Vocational Training.

The Dash for Dignity event is an event that helps directly benefits the organization so they can continue to serve and help hundreds of people. Dash for Dignity includes a 5K certified race, One Mile Dignity Parade, street carnival, and a health fair. There will be bounce houses, carnival games, and many more activities. If you get hungry, don’t worry, there will be plenty of food trucks on hand to keep you going. There will also be a “Touch a Truck” area where children can tour a fire truck, police car, ambulance, and even a medivac helicopter!

Mike Doocy of Fox 4 Sports will be the master of ceremonies broadcasting live from the event. The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 people, so make sure to get there early and join in all the festivities. And of course, stick around for all the finishing medal ceremony as well as live music.

If you would like to be part of Dash for Dignity, there is still time to sign up and volunteer, or be a sponsor or team captain. It is a great opportunity to participate in a fun event that helps reach not just our immediate community but thousands more through the extensive media coverage. If you would like to be involved, contact Kathi Sebastian at ksebastian@cdcdallas.org. But if you cannot volunteer the day of the event, don’t worry, you can be part of it by sponsoring a child to walk in the parade by clicking here.

 

To find out more about Dash for Dignity, visit Achieve’s website where you can see the complete schedule of events and links to sign up and volunteer. You can also find out more about Achieve and the amazing work that they are doing.

 

Oscar is a Cedar Valley College graduate in Music Recording Technology. He enjoys listening and working on all different genres of music, but having been born in Colombia, salsa music is his favorite. He loves soccer and baseball. He enjoys discovering and sharing new and off-the-beaten-path food places as well as traveling the world with his wife and 2 boys.

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