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West Bay RI Strides for Independence

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JOIN US for our ninth Annual Strides for Independence 1k/5k Walk-a-thon .


This event celebrates inclusion, empowerment, and the vast potential of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

Our Strides for Independence Walk-a-thon goes beyond fundraising; it is a movement toward creating meaningful experiences for people with IDD to experience the full richness of life. The theme “Imagine More” underscores our commitment to expanding horizons, fostering relationships, building community connections, and providing engaging activities tailored to each person’s interests, abilities, gifts, talents, and contributions.

Help us reach our $50,000 Goal!

Ways to Engage:

Participate in the Walk-a-thon: Grab your sneakers and join us for a day of fitness, fun, and solidarity. You can register solo or as a team, walking together toward a brighter future.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Showcase your commitment to inclusivity and empowerment by sponsoring the Strides for Independence Walk-a-thon. Various packages are available, allowing businesses and organizations to support a meaningful cause and gain visibility.

Make a Donation: Every contribution matters in our mission to create more opportunities for people with IDD. Donations can be made on our donation site or at the event, fueling programs and initiatives that enhance lives and foster independence.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Goddard Memorial Park, 1095 Ives Rd., Warwick

Registration: Visit to register as a participant or team, explore sponsorships, and donate.


Casey Gartland, Executive Director at West Bay RI, expresses, "We believe in the power of imagination and the limitless potential within each person. The Strides for Independence Walk-a-thon is a platform that showcases the incredible abilities and contributions of people with IDD while creating pathways to a way to a more inclusive and fulfilling future."

Join us in envisioning a world where everyone thrives and dreams big.

Together, we can create positive change!

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