Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) Annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit young people with disabilities. The Wheel-A-Thon is a fundraising and community awareness campaign to benefit the youth programs and activities of the CDR and its partners.

The 2017 Wheel-A-Thon will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 5 Rock St., West Haven. Registration and pizza is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The ceremony starts at 6:45 and ends about 7:10 when the walk begins. Awards to walkers will be distributed from 7:45-8 p.m. There will be live entertainment throughout.

Visit our flickr page for photos of last year’s Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities.

Wheel-A-Thon participants can walk, roll in a wheelchair or ride a bicycle along a 1-mile route. You can register and participate as an individual or you can form a team with your family, friends and co-workers. To register to participate, visit the “Participate” page.

Visit us on Facebook or friend CDR on Facebook, and like Wheel-A-Thon on Facebook, too! Thank you.

The money raised during the 2016 Wheel-A-Thon went toward seven scholarships, two summer Self-Empowerment Camps and advocacy with students to improve their education.

Just like in 2014 and 2015 CDR supporter Robert “RJ” Alling was the top individual fundraiser in 2016 and we’re hoping for good things from him again.

Individuals who were not part of a team last year but who raised at least $25 for young people with disabilities participated on the CDR Wheel-A-Thon team “Pogi’s Posse.”

The top 2015 fundrasing teams were:

1) Rolling Bones (Irene Puccino)
2) Meredith’s Minions (Meredith Taylor); and
3) Sandy’s Steam Rollers (Sandy Roberts).
The winner of the Team Spirit Award was FourWheelLoggers (Geri Kamm)

Other major supporters included the N&D Sports of North Haven (with 29 walkers this year!), and West Haven Community House.

A Great Big ‘Thank You!’ to All of Our 2015 Corporate Sponsors!

The Center for Disability Rights Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Young People with Disabilities is a fundraising and community awareness campaign to benefit the youth programs and activities of the CDR and its partners.

Money raised in 2014 funded the following:

  • 3 college scholarships for students with disabilities;
  • Advocacy with students to improve their education;
  • Facilitation Services for youth groups; and
  • CDR youth transition services.