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Florida Special Olympics

Florida Special Olympics

FL Special Olympics Two of our Florida teams recently supported the Florida Special Olympics fundraising efforts by participating in the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run. Three Corizon nurses participated on behalf of Apalachee and Jackson Correctional Institutions, in support of a fellow employee whose daughter was a participant at the state level of the Florida Special Olympics.

To additional Florida employees were part of a large group of runners who participated on behalf of our Reception and Medical Center (RMC) in Lake Butler, FL. The Torch Run is a long-distance run/walk that extends through 300 Florida law enforcement agencies. Each year, over 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1500-mile relay through 67 counties.

Polar Plunge for MI Special Olympics

Polar Plunge for MI Special Olympics

A Corizon Health Physician’s Assistant recently decked out in his best Duck Dynasty gear, along with other Michigan DOC employees from the Chippewa East facility, and participated in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. The Chippewa team has taken home the award for “Best Costume” in the past, and this year took home the award for “Most Donated,” raising over $2000 for the cause!

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Our Virginia Regional Team recently took a PLUNGE into the Atlantic Ocean as part of a fund-raiser to benefit Virginia Special Olympics. Braving 30 degree temperatures (and even colder water temperatures) the prison-striped group walked arm-in-arm into the frigid water! Over $1.1 million dollars was raised for Special Olympics Virginia, with at least $100 coming from each Corizon participant. Thanks to the VA Team for very literally ‘taking the plunge’ for a great cause!