In an effort to raise money and awareness for disabilities and inclusion, Yachad is participating in the Miami Marathon – Sunday, January 31 – in which there will be thirty runners and ten Yachad members.
“Yachad,” the flagship program of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), provides unique social, educational and recreational programs for individuals with learning, developmental and physical disabilities with the goal of ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life.
The marathon precedes by a day the beginning of NAIM, Yachad’s North American Inclusion Month, a period specifically designated to raise awareness and develop sensitivity of what it means for those who live with disabilities, and how to include them in the larger community.
With the slogan, “We’re Running Hand in Hand,” Team Yachad is a warm and dedicated training program that will help runners complete the ING Miami Marathon or ING Miami Half-Marathon and will raise money for the program. The race also provided opportunities for work with a professional trainer, a certified coach with the Road Runners Club.