Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.

— The Crisostomos Family
We Walked the Walk!

Executive Director Carolyn Keel and family are ready to Walk for Rimland!

The 5K Walk for Rimland fundraiser took place on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00am. We were thrilled to have 28 walkers participate this year on a warm but pleasant and sunny summer day.

Staying the course

The course started at Rimland’s headquarters in Evanston and took walkers west on Dempster and then through the picturesque Skokie Sculpture Park. Next, we headed north all the way to Oakton, which was the turnaround to bring walkers back to our starting point. Beyond walking and talking together in the fresh air and sunshine, the event also included a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction with prizes, including tickets to see the Beach Boys later this summer at Ravinia, Chicago Cubs tickets, and a golf package at the Evanston Canal Shores golf course.

On the trail

Each walker received a Rimland 5K Walk t-shirt and a Potbelly boxed lunch after the walk. Many thanks to everyone who participated in a great day for Rimland!

Uncle Sam Wants YOU…to Walk for Rimland

Rimland’s major fundraiser of the year, the 2018 5k Walk for Rimland, will be on Saturday, June 23rd at 10am. We are so excited to host this event and are hoping for a great turnout and pleasant weather. Tickets, along with specific pricing information and ways to donate if people are unable to attend, can be found online here.


Walk for Rimland 2018

These boots were made for walking for Rimland

We are excited to announce the return of a much-loved event from the past.  We  invite all of our families and the Rimland community at large to come and participate in the 2018 edition of Walk for Rimland, to take place June 23, 2018.  This will be our major fundraiser this year, so come one, come all!  More details will follow and be sure to check for more details on our website in the weeks to come.  We can’t wait to see all of you at this fun-filled, family-friendly Rimland tradition!