Date: May 12, 2015

Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development

Bello Machre Announces new Every Step Counts 5K Run

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: Bello Machre proudly announces that it has added a new 5K Run to its ever popular Every Step Counts Walk and Bike Fundraiser to benefit people with developmental disabilities. The Every Step Counts event will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Dr. Robert T. Ireland, President and CEO, stated, “The Bello Machre Every Step Counts family fun event just got bigger with the addition of our new 5K run. It’s a great way to have fun while supporting a great cause.”

We are looking for runners, walkers, and bikers to participate in this great event. Please register today – This fun event is for the whole family with a moon bounce, a clown, face painting, music, and complimentary food and beverages. The event also promotes education and awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community. Every Step Counts will assemble hundreds of walkers, bikers, and runners at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, with a goal to raise over $150,000.

We encourage each walker, biker, and runner to get people to sponsor their Every Step. Participants raise money by having friends, family, and business associates sponsor them to walk, bike or run. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Anne Arundel Community College. For more information – visit the Bello Machre website or call or email Andrew Schuerholz at 443-702-3024 / .

Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. We are a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel Country, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. Our commitment is to provide loving care, guidance, and opportunity – a lifetime of care. Many of the people we serve live in our 56 community homes located throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Bello Machre also provides help and support to hundreds of children and adults in their own homes. The Ray of Hope Program offers assistance with expenses such as specialized summer camp, physical therapy and adaptive equipment. Trained and caring staff also provides residential respite care, during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations—24-hours a day – seven days a week. Bello Machre is there to help with whatever is needed, empowering people with developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.