2014 Our House, Inc. 5 Miler

I had the pleasure of being a part of the Our House, Inc. Annual 5 Miler again this year.  Having run this race a few years back, I can definitely say that taking pictures is much easier than running!  This race is an annual event that has been taking place the first Sunday of May for the last 12 years.  All proceeds go to Our House, Inc. which is a great organization that I have been working with for many years.  This year, John Elliott of CBS News was on-hand to be the master of ceremony.  John has been volunteering his time with Our House over the past two years and he is an amazing guy – very down to earth and a genuine, caring individual.    John kicked off the 5 mile race with the Mayor of Summit and later called the Everybody’s A Winner race for Our House clients.  It was a great day!   Here is some more information on Our House as well as a link where you can learn more as well as find out how to get involved or donate.

Founded in 1980, Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Their first home opened in 1980 in Summit, NJ, and they have steadily grown to 27 residences throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Morris Counties.

The goal of Our House, Inc. is to promote a high quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Services are designed to be flexible, in order to meet each individual’s unique needs. A strong emphasis is placed on enhancing community involvement and participation, as well as helping individuals develop meaningful connections to community life. Individuals are encouraged to make independent choices about their lives, with support from trained and caring staff.

More information on Our House can be found here.  


DeFabio Chiropractic Spine abd Sports Rehab has been a long-term supporter of Our House!
20140504-IMG_8835 20140504-IMG_8839 startJohn getting the racers excited. 20140504-IMG_8876 20140504-IMG_8879 20140504-IMG_8887 20140504-IMG_8897 20140504-IMG_8905 20140504-IMG_8931

Lot’s of volunteers helped make this race a huge success! finish

The race for first place went down to the wire.   20140504-IMG_8939 20140504-IMG_8942 20140504-IMG_8948 20140504-IMG_8956 20140504-IMG_8978 20140504-IMG_8995 20140504-IMG_9198 20140504-IMG_9200 20140504-IMG_9211

Everybody’s A Winner Race. 20140504-IMG_9225 20140504-IMG_9230 20140504-IMG_9236 20140504-IMG_9267 20140504-IMG_9303 20140504-IMG_9309 20140504-IMG_9319 20140504-IMG_9374 20140504-IMG_9436

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