OC Marathon Water Station

2022-08-09T02:17:37+00:00November 10, 2021|Event Updates, Stories|

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped man our water station at the OC Marathon on November 7th! And thank you to or sponsors Union Bank (sponsored Project Independence’s water station at Castaway Park) and Team Rubicon and the OCMarathon!


2022-08-09T02:17:56+00:00September 29, 2019|Event Updates|

Funds raised enables organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, September 24, 2019 – By the time the last of the walkers and volunteers left TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa at the end of the 10th edition of Project Independence’s Walk for Independence, September 7, more than $60,000 from 120 donors was raised.  The funds support programs the nonprofit provides for people with developmental ...

Walk For Independence Sponsors Announced

2022-08-09T02:18:00+00:00July 11, 2019|Event Updates, Press Releases|

SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR TENTH ANNUAL  PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK FOR INDEPENDENCE Sept. 7 event will enable organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, June 3, 2019 – Union Bank and Mitsubishi Electric have stepped up to be among key sponsors of the 10th edition of Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence’s Walk for Independence that celebrates independent living for people with developmental disabilities throughout Orange County. ...

Project Independence gearing up for walk fundraiser

2022-08-09T02:18:12+00:00June 29, 2017|Event Updates, In the News|

June 29, 2017 |  The Daily Pilot Project Independence, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities, is looking for sponsors and gathering teams in preparation for its Walk for Independence on Sept. 9. The event at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa will support the nonprofit. For more information, contact Todd Eckert at todd@proindependence.org or (714) 549-3464.

Virgen’s View: Costa Mesa man, who is autistic, prepares to run his sixth OC Marathon

2022-08-09T02:18:14+00:00May 4, 2017|Event Updates, In the News|

From Daily Pilot byby Steve Virgen Contact Reporter. On most Saturdays, Marcell Bassett will ditch his running shoes and run on his bare feet. His toes crush into the sand. He prefers to train for the OC Marathon on the beach. He says the work helps with his posture and strengthens his stride. He wants to be ready, and he believes this will help. This applies to a marathon race, but it ...

7th Annual Walkathon and Health Fair Enables Nonprofit Project Independence To Build A Community One Step At a Time

2022-08-09T02:18:18+00:00September 2, 2016|Event Updates, Press Releases|

Supporters, friends and clients of Costa Mesa, California-based Project Independence, a nonprofit organization with programs and services that enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities, will again don their walking shoes, apply sunscreen, grab their water bottles and participate in the 2016 edition of the Walk for Independence and Healthy Living program on Sunday, September 24.   The fundraising event will take place at Tewinkle Park at 970 Arlington ...

Walkathon 2016 Signage Group

2022-08-09T02:18:19+00:00August 28, 2016|Event Updates|

In the days and weeks before our Annual Walk for Independence, many of our favorite people gather with compassionate enthusiasm and a broad range of artistic skills to create signage and banners to decorate the event. This year was no exception. Pens, paints and poster board were put to good use at the Project Independence headquarters in Costa Mesa. Annie Negrete assembled her very-extended family who brought lots of laughter ...

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