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Eversource Walk & 5K Run for Easterseals NH returns on June 6

Hundreds are expected to lace up in downtown Manchester for children and adults of all abilities

Manchester, NH, May 29, 2024– Easterseals New Hampshire is renewing its partnership with leading energy provider Eversource to power change and independence in the community. On Thursday, June 6, more than 1,000 participants will lace up and hit the streets of downtown Manchester for the 26th annual Eversource Walk & 5K Run for Easterseals NH, which starts and ends at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Teams, individuals, and families are expected to gather at the park at around 4 pm for Wellness Alley, where there will be assorted vendor tables, food trucks, face painting, and opportunities to take in views of the Queen City from the Eversource bucket truck. Easterseals NH Senior Director of Human Resources Heath Hooper will also reprise his role as the event’s DJ and emcee to keep the atmosphere fun and lively. A shotgun start to the race will follow park festivities at approximately 6:20 pm.

Proceeds from the Walk & 5K Run benefit Easterseals NH’s core programs, which consist of thoughtfully integrated services and on-the-ground supports to thousands of individuals of all ages and abilities annually, including children, adults, seniors, and veterans. To register, go to: eastersealsnh.org/events/eversource-walk-5k-run.

“We are so fortunate to have had Eversource as a longstanding partner to present this great event with us over the years,” said Maureen Beauregard, President & CEO of Easterseals NH & VT. “We are stronger and can achieve so much more together, which of course allows us to make even more meaningful differences in the lives of the individuals we serve. It’s going to be a great day.”

Last month, Easterseals NH held a kick-off breakfast to provide race team captains with the necessary tools to recruit additional event attendees. The team that raises the most funds will be awarded a table for eight at the agency’s Annual Celebration in November, while the top three individual fundraisers will each receive gift certificates to Runner’s Alley.

Since 1998, Eversource has teamed up with Easterseals NH to collectively raise more than $3 million for the agency’s programs from its Walk & 5K Run, including more than $140,000 from last year’s event.

“Our employees are always excited to support and participate in the Eversource Walk & 5K Run for Easterseals NH, which is a wonderful community event to help advance Easterseals’ leading programs to ensure that all Granite Staters and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities,” said Doug Foley, Eversource New Hampshire President of Electric Operations. “Eversource volunteers, walkers, and runners are looking forward to partnering together once again to make this year’s event the most successful yet, and we encourage Granite Staters of all ages and abilities to join us and Easterseals on June 6.”

The event is sponsored by Eversource, presenting sponsor, with Mint, PROCON, Inc., and Sheehan Phinney.

About Easterseals NH & VT

Established in 1936, Easterseals NH & VT provides exceptional services to ensure that all people of all abilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. Throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, the organization serves the diverse needs of about 18,000 children, adults, seniors, military personnel, and veterans with a wide range of abilities and needs each year. The organization does this through comprehensive, outcome-driven services and programs covering early intervention, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, family and physical disability services, substance use treatment, and care coordination.

For more information, visit eastersealsnh.org or follow us @EastersealsNH on Facebook.

About Eversource

Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2024 and recognized as a Five-Year Champion, appearing in every edition of the list. Celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, Eversource is New Hampshire’s largest electric utility, serving nearly 535,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns, and also supplies water to approximately 10,300 homes and businesses in eight communities. Eversource is proud to be recognized as the #1 contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,900 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like a first-in-the-nation networked geothermal pilot project, solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system.

For more information, please visit eversource.com, and follow us on XFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit aquarionwater.com.

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