MV Community Services participates in Falmouth Road Race for Third Straight Year
OAK BLUFFS, MA (August 19, 2020) – MV Community Services (MVCS) is excited to announce their participation in the 2020 New Balance Falmouth Road Race At Home Edition. This is MVCS’ third year participating in the Falmouth Road Race Numbers for Nonprofits Program. Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2020 race is being hosted virtually, and participating team members will run or walk a total of seven miles between the dates of August 15th and August 29th.
“I’m truly honored to be part of the Falmouth Road Race Team for MV Community Services,” said Liza May, summer resident and MVCS board member. “This is another terrific opportunity for us to give back to an organization that supports our neighbors here on Island. As the oldest member of the team at 61 and the token “walker” I decided to do something a little different than my teammates. I began on day one with a one mile walk and will build to seven miles on the seventh day and then back down for a total of 49 miles. I hope others will join in support of MVCS.”
MVCS’ fundraising team is made up of 12 Island community members who have raised more than $12,000 with a $15,000 total goal. All funds raised directly benefit the programs and services of MVCS. To date, over $50,000 has been raised for MVCS through the Numbers for Nonprofits program.
“As a year round resident, I feel a strong commitment to helping my Island neighbors who are in need, and giving to MVCS is one of the best ways to do that, said Julia Spiro, Island resident and author. “It is an honor to be raising money for what I believe to be an incredibly worthy, important cause. Now, in particular, so many people within our community are struggling to get by, and I’m proud to know that the money I raise for MVCS will help some of them.”
To learn more or support the cause visit www.charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/mvcommunityservices.
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About MV Community Services:
We are clinicians and social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, case workers, teachers and volunteers. Embracing community in collaboration with police and primary care physicians, the hospital and Island schools. People who share our belief in the worth and dignity of all. Every day we commit our unique experience, expertise and compassion to help our entire community be as vibrant, strong and healthy as it can be. When together we answer the call our community thrives. Learn more at www.mvcommunityservices.org.
About Falmouth Road Race:
The 48th running of the iconic Falmouth Road Race will be celebrated worldwide as a virtual event beginning August 15th – on the birthday of late founder Tommy Leonard – and concluding on August 29th, with runners covering 7 miles in their own neighborhoods any time during that period. With the Falmouth Select Board implementing a “no large event” policy through the end of August, race organizers have designed an experience for everyone to have fun while staying fit and focused on a goal this summer. Almost 10,000 participants are expected in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition. Learn more at www.falmouthroadrace.com.