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Wingspan serves over 100 persons with disabilities. They are all ages, abilities and personalities . Their homes reflect their interests, tastes and favorite things.

For nearly 40 years Wingspan has provided the best of care and the warmest of environments for all who live in our 24 homes.

Betty, one of our long term residents turned 101 in February, 2013. That says it all... We provide lifelong care and support for individuals with disabilities or elders. They live long and happy lives under Wingspan's wing. But they need our help and yours to provide things that are not funded.

On the morning of Saturday, September 21, 2013 We're holding our annual Made in the Shade Walk, Run, Roll fundraiser at Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun! This is a very fun event and all funds raised by Wingspan go directly to the people we serve. As the title states, you can walk, run, or roll the 5k (three mile) trail around Lake Calhoun. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event start time is 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast snacks, coffee, and water are provided before the race. A celebration follows the walk with a lunch, water, and fun music by the Moss Piglets. T-shirts are given to participants who collect $25 or more in pledges. Everyone registered will also receive a race number. To pre-register go to

If you can't join us, we hope you'll support Made in The Shade by sending a gift to Wingspan by supporting my walk. All proceeds raised by Wingspan directly benefit the people we serve. Each Wingspan home decides how to use the funds they've raised. Some of the items purchased last year include Wii Fit equipment, home repairs, furniture, and even help with vacation funding.

To give now, simply choose the "Donate" button on the right side of this page and then choose the Made in the Shade project.

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