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 Drive in Costa Mesa from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration opens at 7:30.


Sponsors are now being sought. Interested parties can contact Todd Eckert at or 714-549-3464 or 877-444-0144.


“Please come and join us for food, fun, games, dancing, t-shirts, health fair and a wonderful farmers market,” said Project Independence CEO and President Debra Marsteller. “Proceeds go to Project Independence to help people live and work as valued members of our community. It will be a tremendous day of prizes, fun and camaraderie.”


“We hope to receive wide community support for our Walk for Independence and Health Fair from our many friends and business associates who appreciate the importance of the work Project Independence does for people with developmental disabilities,” said Board Chair Judy Cole. “We’re looking forward to a great turnout on September 24.”


Walkers can register at, at Project Independence’s Costa Mesa office (3505 Cadillac, Suite O-103), or at the event. Goodie bags, snacks and event t-shirts are included in the registration fee.