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Achievement Centers for Children raised funds for programs for children with disabilities

Funds raised for Camp Cheerful in Strongsville
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Posted at 1:24 PM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 19:28:36-04

The Achievement Centers for Children held its 26th annual "A Most Excellent Race" at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, to benefit recreational programs for children and young adults with disabilities.

More than 600 runners and walkers took part in the 10K and 5K event, with proceeds going to Camp Cheerful in Strongsville.

Camp Cheerful provides aquatics, horseback riding, day and night camps, as well as large range of recreational activities for more than 1600 children and young adults with disabilities every year.

"A Most Excellent Race" has raised more than $1.6 million for Camp Cheerful, which is now heading into it's 60th year.

The race's presenting sponsor is Majestic Steel USA, with Key Bank, First National Bank, Benesch Attorneys at Law, Omnova Solutions Foundation and Vocon, acting as Olympic sponsors of the event.

This year the race was hosted by Newsnet5.com investigator Joe Pagonakis.

The Achievements Centers for Children are a Cleveland, Ohio based non-profit organization with locations in Highland Hills, Strongsville and Westlake.

The organization provides support, services, and programs that help children with a wide range of physical, emotional, neurological, or developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential in life.

Comprehensive services to children with disabilities and their families are provided through education and autism services, therapy and an Intensive Therapy Clinic, family support, recreation and adapted sports.

Charitable donations help to provide many of these critical services for families, regardless of their ability to pay.

Race results can be found on the Achievement Centers for Children website.