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Support NCIL: Become a Runner Today for the 2018 ADAPT FUN*RUN

Dear Friends,

Once again, NCIL is participating in the annual ADAPT FUN*RUN and you can join us! This year’s FUN*RUN will take place Sunday, May 13, 2018; 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern at Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC.

2018 ADAPT FUN*RUN Logo - Activism Through the Ages - Fun Run For Disability Rights – Graphic features a wheelchair, running shoes with the universal symbol of accessibility on them, and stars.The FUN*RUN is an annual fundraising event hosted by ADAPT, where people pledge to walk, jog, run, or roll a certain amount of laps around Upper Senate Park in Washington DC. Each participant gets their own fundraising page for people to sponsor them and the proceeds go to the organization that the person chooses to support.

Here’s how you can support NCIL through the FUN*RUN:

  1. Visit
  2. Click “Register for a FUN*RUN” at the top of the page.
  3. Log in or create an account.
  4. In the section labeled “Please select a FUN*RUN”, select “ADAPT FUN*RUN 2018 For Disability Rights – Activism Through The Ages!! (Washington, DC, 05/13/18)”.
  5. In the dropdown menu “Organization I am supporting” select “NCIL”.
  6. Select walk, jog, run, roll, or virtual from the “I am able to” drop down menu. If you are unable to attend the FUN*RUN in person, please select “Virtual”.
  7. Click the estimated number of laps you will do.
  8. Click submit, and you’re done! Share your FUN*RUN page so that people can sponsor you and support NCIL!

If you are a CIL that would like to participate in the FUN*RUN, you can support NCIL while also raising money for your CIL! 

Here’s how:

  • Email Bob Kafka at with the name of your Center so it can be listed as an option for runners to select when registering. Tell him that NCIL sent you!
  • Ask your staff and supporters to register for the FUN*RUN and select your Center as the organization they are supporting.
  • That’s it! 25% of the money raised will go to your CIL, 25% will go to NCIL, and 50% will go to National ADAPT.

If you are a runner (virtual or in person) who is supporting NCIL, or a runner for a CIL supporting NCIL through the process above, please email Cara Liebowitz at and let her know. This will make tracking donations a lot easier for everyone!

You can also sponsor a runner who’s supporting NCIL.

NCIL Staff FUN*RUN Pages:

We’re grateful for your support and hope to see you at the FUN*RUN!

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