Friends Foundation

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023 (9:30 am)

Disability Pride Color Stride 5k & 1 Mile Run

The Arc Allegany Steuben 240 O’Conner Street Wellsville, NY US 14895
5k and a 1 mile color run (open to all ages) to spread awareness of disabilities; celebrating Disability Pride, honoring the diversity within the disability community, reflecting on issues that people with disabilities are facing, and inspiring action to make the world more inclusive and accessible. The course starts at The Arc Allegany-Steuben and winds through the streets of Wellsville, ending back at The Arc Allegany- Steuben.
SCHEDULE: Check in time: 8:30 a.m.  | 5K Run: 9:30 a.m.  | One Mile Fun Run: 9:40 a.m.
ENTRY: 5k: $25/participant until 6/16; $30 after  | 1 Mile Fun Run: $10/participant until 6/16; $15 after
• Prizes will be awarded for top 3 overall male and female winners, and overall one-mile fun run winner
• Register by Monday, June 5, 2023 to receive a free t-shirt
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CLICK HERE to register online.

CLICK HERE to download a Registration Form (PDF)

People living with a developmental and/or intellectual disability like Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism or Down Syndrome face many challenges in the course of learning, working and living in the community. The Friends Foundation is a resource for those people.

The Friends Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 1995 to ensure appropriate financial resources exist to protect and expand the opportunities available to people who reside in Allegany County, NY and are served by The Arc Allegany-Steuben. The Foundation raises and awards funds to people who have special needs in the areas of education, recreation, community inclusion and self-support. 

Qualifications for Funding:

  • Applicants must be a member of The Arc Allegany-Steuben and receive services from and/or attend programs at The Arc Allegany-Steuben.
  • Applicants must reside primarily in Allegany County, NY and the immediate surrounding area.

Request Process:

  • Requests for funding are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.
  • The Friends Foundation meets quarterly. It takes approximately 30 days for a request to be reviewed and processed, however time-sensitive situations will be expedited.
  • All request applicants will be notified of the Board decision via email.
  • Request recipients who are awarded funding will be asked to provide a follow-up report within six months of receiving funding to show how the funding was used and its results/impact.

Friends Foundation Board Members:

Michael McCormick (President)
Teresa McMahon (Vice-President)
Mike Damiano (Treasurer/Secretary)
Courtney Ashraf
Ashleigh Cline

Contact Us

If you are a person living in Allegany County NY, receive services from the Arc Allegany-Steuben, and need Friends Foundation assistance, please contact Carrie Redman at