4,000 Runners Expected at 16th Annual Cooper Norcross Run SundayLast Edited:
CAMDEN, NJ—On Sunday morning, November 5, 2017, the Ben Franklin Bridge will close to allow more than 4,000 runners and walkers to participate in this year’s Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event.
Presented by AmeriHealth New Jersey, the popular charity run has raised nearly $5 million for Larc School since its inception.
The 10K run and two-mile bridge walk benefits Larc School, located in Bellmawr. It starts at 8:30 a.m. at the toll plaza at the Ben Franklin Bridge in Camden.
Serving students with a wide range of moderate to severe disabilities, the school depends on the proceeds of the run, which enables the Larc School to purchase items that truly help these children make great strides in learning how to speak, walk, and perform other daily activities.
“Each year, Cooper and the Norcross Foundation support Larc School because we understand the importance of a good education for these children,” said George E. Norcross III, chairman of the board at Cooper.
“Larc School is a special place and the teachers do an amazing job helping their students develop a love of learning.”
“The Larc School’s dedication to serving students with a range of disabilities at no cost to families is commendable,” said Mike Munoz, market president for AmeriHealth New Jersey.
“This organization’s mission is truly in line with AmeriHealth New Jersey’s mission of empowering individuals to reach their maximum state of wellness, and we are proud to be a part of this annual event to support Larc School.”
“It has been amazing to watch the support for our school, and the programs we provide for these children, continue to grow each year through this Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event,” said Susan Weiner, executive director of Larc School.
“Our sponsors, participants, and volunteers always go above and beyond to make this an exciting day for everyone; and, from our children, we say thank you.”
Since 1968, Larc School, a non-profit organization located in Bellmawr, Camden County, NJ, has provided educational, therapeutic, recreational, and life skills and work readiness services to hundreds of children ages 3-21 with moderate to severe disabilities throughout five counties in the South Jersey region—and, at no cost to the families.
To learn more about Larc School, go to larcschool.org.
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