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Walkathon 2024

This year, Project Independence will be inviting champions for the rights of people with developmental disabilities to run, walk or roll at its 15th Annual Walk for Independence to help launch National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Funds raised from the walk will help support the organization’s Independent Living, Supported Employment, and Day Program services that assist more than 600 adults. Check back for more details! 

Walk 2023 Update

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, Project Independence held its 14th Annual “Walk for Independence” at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, and walkers for helping to support our programs for people with intellectual disabilities in Southern California! Our sponsors included The Costa Mesa-based Daily Pilot newspaper, and U.S. Bank.

Everyone had a great time with friends and family, enjoyed goodie bags and prizes, and visited local exhibitors, all while getting some great exercise! Orange County Supervisor Foley participated in the walk and even assisted with arranging for some tree debris removal blocking the path. We are excitedly preparing for next year’s 15th Annual Walk and we may have some fun surprises that we will announce next year!

We’d like to thank the City of Costa Mea for creating this fabulous video of the walk that also gives a nice overview of what Project Independence does!

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Adults with developmental disabilities and their families celebrating at Project Independence's Annual Walk for Independence

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