Sharing Disabled Not Live

Overcome Obstacles with MRI

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$10,000 towards $50,000
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Help us provide a space that encourages and inspires physical activity for all abilities

At MRI, we help our clients overcome obstacles everyday. Now it's your turn. We want you to help us overcome obstacles! How can you help? Well, I'm glad you asked!

  1. COLLECT: Start your own fundraising page and collect pledges from friends, family and coworkers. All proceeds directly benefit MRI.
  2. COMPETE: Come join us on Friday, April 26th between 6AM-2PM and challenge a friend to our obstacle course, or just stop by to learn more about what we do!
  3. LEARN: During our course, you'll have to overcome some of the obstacles our individuals face daily. Afterward, stick around to hear first hand experiences from those we serve.
  4. ENJOY: Hang out for a bit! We'll have Krispy Kreme doughnuts ($7/dozen) starting at 6:00 am and boxed lunches ($7 each) beginning at 11AM. Spend some time exploring our programming, get to know the people served at MRI or watch others compete against the clock and each other for the fastest obstacle course time.

So you're probably asking how all of this works. Good question! It's easy. Simply sign up for your own fundraiser at the top of this page. Once complete, share, share, share! Ask everyone you know to support the cause. Some helpful tips:

  • Share your personal fundraising page on Facebook
  • Send an email to family and friends with a link to your personal fundraiser
  • Hand out a personalized flyer or business card (we'll design and print for you)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Rachel Barter at 217-875-8850 or

The Goal: Our $50,000 goal is based around estimated costs to build a basketball court and other outdoor recreational activities in Meaningful Meadows. MRI wants to provide an inclusive space outdoors that encourages and inspires physical activity for all abilities.

Thank you for supporting MRI and the 800+ children and adults with disabilities we serve in our community. By creating your own fundraiser and collecting pledges, you are directly impacting the lives of our individuals and you'll help your friends feel good about doing good.

Before you start, take a minute to get to know some of the individuals you are helping:

Tony, a MRI Day Training participant, taught himself how to play the piano by ear (he's blind!) when he was just a kid. He now have a part time job entertaining the lunch crowd at the MRI Grill.

Carl, another Day Training participant, has a very caring heart and is always thinking about his friends at MRI. Carl recently received his CPR certification and thought it would be a good idea to get some new AED's in the building. Carl put in his request with Amy Bliefnick, MRI President and CEO, and because of Carl, MRI received a grant from St. Mary's for all brand new AED's throughout the building. Carl feels better knowing that if something happens, we have the latest technology to take care of his friends.

Before coming to MRI Independence Pointe, Elden was completely non verbal. After speech & language therapy, his mom explains, "you would never guess he was ever non-verbal."

Do you know someone who has been positively impacted by MRI's services? PLEDGE FOR THEM!

And last but not least, a huge thank you to our sponsors:

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