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Team LADACIN 5K runners
Jun 11, 2018

Team LADACIN 2018 Runs New Jersey Marathon to Benefits People with Disabilities 

Team LADACIN 5K runners

Team LADACIN 5K runners

For the ninth consecutive year, Team LADACIN, comprised of 22 family, friends, supporters and staff members of LADACIN Network, ran in the New Jersey Marathon to show support and raise money for people with disabilities. The Full and Half Marathon and a Four-Person Relay were held on April 29, and a 5K run was held on April 28.

Joseph Walker, formerly of Rumson, coordinated and established Team LADACIN after running the New York City Marathon for four years, raising money in support of LADACIN. He then brought his efforts and energy to the New Jersey Marathon, where he has raised funds for the agency for the past eight years that total close to $400,000.

Walker’s brother Conor has attended the Schroth Center of LADACIN Network for education and therapy services for 23 years, and several Walker Family members and friends participate in the race each year. Conor and Joseph’s mother, Denise Walker of Rumson, hosted an annual postrace fundraising party at the Headliner in Neptune. This year’s event, including both the race and the after-party, raised over $30,000.

Team LADACIN full and half marathon runners

Team LADACIN full and half marathon runners

LADACIN Network, a multi-faceted nonprofit, offers a comprehensive array of lifetime programs to infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays, including child care and pre-school, early intervention, school programs, adult day programs, vocational training, supported employment, residential options, and respite programs.

For more information about LADACIN Network, call Luisa Vroman, Director of Development and Community Relations at 732-493-5900 or visit ladacin.org.