South Bend walk-a-thon raises awareness for disability equality

Dozens of people gathered at Indiana University South Bend Saturday afternoon to walk for a cause.

“March in March” was hosted by Mosaic in Northern Indiana, a non-profit that fights for equality for people with special needs and disabilities.

This month is “Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month,” so the group created a walk-a-thon to celebrate.

Nearly 100 walkers showed up for the event, which was held in IU South Bend’s Student Activities Center.

Mosaic’s first-ever walk-a-thon took place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and homemade cookies were handed out to participants.

“Our big promotion is, why are you here?” Mosaic Community Relations Manager Dean Giudice said. “Our march is for the simple fact that we get up every day and our goal is to support and advocate for people with intellectual disabilities to have all the things that everybody else wants; everything that we want and dream for, they want and dream for.”

Though the event is over, you can still visit Mosaic’s Facebook page here to donate to the organization. 

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