TINTON FALLS, NJ – Find those sneakers, pre-register and safely donate online for The Arc of Monmouth’s 12th Annual Step Up For The Arc Walk, set for Saturday, May 15, 2010. A fun filled day is planned for people of all ages at Liberty Park II in Tinton Falls, which is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served by the Lodges of the 17th Masonic District: Asbury Jordan #142, Caesarea #64, Durand #179, Matawan #192, Monmouth #172, Navesink #9, Ocean #89 and Olive Branch #16.

The walk will take place in conjunction with The Arc of New Jersey and 19 other chapters of The Arc across the state. Our statewide sponsor is Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. On a local level, The Arc of Monmouth’s Gold Sponsors are the Anabel Foundation and IPPC Poets Pharmacy Inc. The Arc of Monmouth would like to thank all sponsors, both state and local, for their generous contributions.

Walkers may choose to walk as little or as far as they wish. Registration begins at 9 AM, and the walk starts at 10 AM.  There is no fee to register but a donation of $40 gets you an official walk tee shirt.  Participants can dedicate part of the Walk to someone special! A $50 donation will get his/her name displayed on the route of the Blue Ribbon Mile in addition to being placed on the dedication display board.

To pre-register, contact The Arc of Monmouth’s development department at 732-493-1919 or visiting www.arcofmonmouth.org.  Set up your own fundraising web page to email to all your friends, family and co-workers at www.firstgiving.com/arcnj. Click on the “Get Started” button, choose The Arc of Monmouth, and you can collect donations safely online and reach people around the world!

The Arc of Monmouth serves more than 1,700 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families each year with education, vocational training, residential services, health care, supported employment, recreation, social services and advocacy.