Schwartz Center for Children and Citizens~Union Savings Bank to ‘Push Beyond Limits’ at the New Bedford Half Marathon
In an effort they are calling ‘Pushing Beyond Limits’, representatives from both organizations will be running to raise awareness of the Center and how it is helping children with special medical and developmental needs from across Southeastern Massachusetts.
Runners will be pushing children who attend the Center along the course, which traverses and showcases the city of New Bedford. The race, which has been rated one of the top 25 half marathons in the country by Runner’s World magazine, is hosted by the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.
“The New Bedford Half Marathon is an elite race in which the best in the world of running compete” said Mary Hodgson, CEO of the Schwartz Center “We are so excited to team up with Citizens~Union Savings Bank to help children with disabilities to participate in this event and unleash their athletic spirit.”
“We’re delighted to be given the opportunity to showcase the Schwartz Center and our employee volunteers will proudly help the children push beyond limits ordinarily set for them.” said Nick Christ, President and CEO of Citizens~Union Savings Bank.
The Bank recently merged with Bank of Fall River and now operates fourteen branches in the following communities: Fall River, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Dighton, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea and Tiverton, RI. In addition Citizens~Union also offers a wide range of financial services including investment management, trust services, and insurance and brokerage services to consumers and businesses.
The Schwartz Center for Children is a nonprofit organization with offices at 1 Posa Place in Dartmouth, MA. It has been serving children with a variety of special medical and developmental needs from birth to age 21 in Southeastern Massachusetts since 1947. Services include a Day School, Early Intervention Program, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Regional Consultation Program, Pediatric Specialty Clinics, and a variety of other programs.