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On Sunday September 23, join Mary Cariola and Rochester Clinical Research for the 2018 Walking on Sunshine event.RCR is a Diamond Sponsor and several of the RCR team will be there in support. Each year, RCR walks on “Team David” in memory of former staff member and Patricia’s husband, David Larrabee. Patricia Larrabee, Founder and CEO of RCR, is the Chair on the Board of Directors of Mary Cariola Children’s Center and the RCR staff are avid supporters of this annual fund raiser.

Mary Cariola is a private, non-profit agency and is regarded as a leader in providing education, residential programs and other services for individuals with disabilities. The Center was the first in the nation to have a sensory room, and opened the state’s first group home for children and youth with significant behavior management needs.

The walk will raise funds to support over 500 children and youth with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs. With the support from the community, Mary Cariola will be able to purchase specialized adaptive equipment, provide individualized assistance for our residents, support our non-funded music therapy department and navigate daily challenges for every student and family with the help of licensed social worker.

Registration for the walk begins at 9:30AM with an Opening Ceremony starting at 10:15AM. The walk will be held at Veterans Memorial Park located at 3100 Atlantic Avenue in Penfield, NY. If you decide to register, you can choose from a short Family Friendly Walk or a longer Wellness Walk. Activities include live music, family activities, raffles, team mascots, team photos, kickoff breakfast, celebration lunch and much more. Register for the event here.