Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore has announced that Conor Pellinger of Berlin will serve as this year’s ambassador for their inaugural “Walk With Me & 5K Fun Run Salisbury.”
The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., at the Salisbury Elks Lodge No. 817, located on Churchill Avenue in Salisbury.
“We were thrilled that Conor was asked to be the Ambassador for the inaugural Walk With Me event in Salisbury,” said Donna Pellinger, Conor’s mom. “We are excited to help raise money for Easterseals so they may continue providing vital services to those on the Lower Eastern Shore.”
Nine-year-old Conor, who has been receiving Children’s Therapy Services since he was 2 years old, and his twin brother, Will, can often be found reading a book and singing along to their favorite songs.
Not surprisingly, the twins spend a lot of time together and thanks to the services provided at the Easterseals therapy center in Salisbury, Conor is meeting his developmental milestones.
“We love Easterseals and are so thankful Conor has been able to continue with his therapies there,” said Tom Pellinger, Conor’s dad/
“Conor is thriving at school and life thanks to his therapies and the support he receives from his family, teachers, and friends. He has made tremendous strides because of the therapies at Easterseals. We would not have access to all of the resources Conor needs to progress without Easterseals.”
When Conor started receiving therapy he was barely able to hold up his head and needed support sitting up. Therapists worked diligently to help strengthen his core so he could become more independent.”
Raising funds in the Salisbury area is critical to address the need for services for local children, according to Mark Granger of Salisbury, an Easterseals board member.
“Last year, Easterseals subsidized the cost of therapy services for each child served in Salisbury by approximately $895,” Granger said. “Fund-raising events, like ‘Walk With Me,’ help raise vitally needed funds to continue supporting the children and families of our community.” Registration for this year’s walk event is available at walkwithme.org/salisbury.
For more information, contact Missy Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.