Latham Centers’ Inaugural Donkey Dash 5K Road Race at Hog Island Brewery on May 19th

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ORLEANS, MA: Are you ready to dash with the donkeys? Latham Centers is hosting its first  DONKEY DASH 5K on Sunday, May 19th. This family-friendly road race will start at 10:30 am and finish at Hog Island Brewery in Orleans.

Latham Centers’ therapeutic donkey program (also known as Asinotherapy) is a unique part of Latham’s vocational and therapeutic programming. Students and adults at Latham regularly care for and interact with our six therapy donkeys under the guidance and supervision of Donkey Trainer, Kris Thompson.

Funds raised at this event directly impact students and adult residents at Latham through contributions to programs like Latham Works and Community Volunteers, which promote confidence, self-worth, and agency in our many residents. The Donkey Dash will also help fund Latham’s meaningful and hands-on educational curriculum and enrichment opportunities. This event hopes to raise awareness about Latham Centers’ role in providing the best care and education for our residents here on Cape Cod.

Many will remember Latham Centers’ unique and fabulous Donkey Wedding in May 2019, when two beloved therapy donkeys, ESTHER AND ESAU, tied the knot. “Not only does The Latham Centers’ Donkey Dash 5K Road Race honor the donkeys’ 5th wedding anniversary,” says Heather Kelsey, VP of Advancement, “but it will raise funds to support the critical work that our staff does daily.”

Register at before March 31st to take advantage of the “Early Bird” discount.

Are you interested in sponsoring, donating, or volunteering for this new event in some capacity? Contact Jackie O’Connor, Director of Advancement. O’Connor says, “We can’t wait to see everyone out and about for this unique new event hitting Cape Cod that supports Latham’s incredible work!”

More about Latham Centers: Founded in 1970 in Brewster, MA, Latham Centers, Inc. is a nationally accredited treatment program providing therapeutic, residential, educational, recreational, and vocational services to individuals with complex needs. Latham provides a nurturing environment where vulnerable children and adults can feel safe, recover from past traumas, and receive individualized education, treatment, and therapies.  To learn more about other Latham programs that will benefit from funds raised at this event, please visit their website.

Media Contact: Jackie O’Connor, Director of Advancement, Latham Centers, Inc. 508-470-5358