For the 5th year in a row, local citizens have come together to ensure that adults with developmental disabilities get the critical dental care they need. Our deepest thanks go out to the 150+ runners as well as our sponsors, volunteers, and donors for their support of the May 18th Run~Walk~Smile 5K/1-Mile/10K Chapman Challenge. We appreciate their help in improving the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens. Together we raised more than $15,000 to help fund dental care for individuals served by MDS.

Dozens of area businesses and dentists played a key role as sponsors, and many also walked or ran in the event. We’re especially grateful to our lead sponsors, the Savings Bank of Walpole, PIF Technologies, and Raynor Dental.

We want to give special recognition to Keene High School Interact students who so effectively served as course marshals. This is the fifth year they have worked with us on the race, and their effort and enthusiasm is always impressive. We also want to thank Mark Bodin, president of the Savings Bank of Walpole, for serving as MC and head cheerleader at this year’s event.

Thanks to all who help us in our ongoing initiative to provide better dental care and improved health outcomes for those with disabilities. Together we are making progress, and have been able to provide critical dental services for almost 100 individuals over the past several years. We are grateful for the community’s continued support of the work of MDS and its partners so that people with developmental and related disabilities are able to lead meaningful lives and contribute to our community.

Alan Greene, Executive Director
Monadnock Developmental Services
121 Railroad Street, Keene