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Monarch Joins Law Enforcement Officials in SO Torch Run in Dare County

Six people from Monarch joined their neighbors and law enforcement officials during the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics recently in Dare County.

This is the first time in 18 years that Dare County participated in the event, which unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics in North Carolina. Each summer, officers carry the Flame of Hope across the state in The Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh.

The 2,000-mile, 15-day Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies in North Carolina.

 Monarch is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership and is CABHA certified. An affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States, Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525.

Media contact: Natasha A. Suber, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  (704) 986-1582.

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