Eliza ‘Walks the Talk’ with Special Olympics Massachusetts

At Eliza, we envision a world where everyone is engaged in their health and the management of their care. Eliza’s ‘Walk the Talk’ wellness team recently kicked off its ongoing partnership and sponsorship with Special Olympics Massachusetts for 2018. 

During the standing-room-only launch event, Eliza employees heard about Special Olympics’ mission from its regional representatives and from inspiring keynote speaker/athlete Melissa Reilly.

Melissa, a Special Olympics athlete with Down Syndrome, represented the United States at the 2005 and 2013 World Games in alpine skiing. She also has competed in aquatics and cycling for 15 years and was inducted into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame in 2010.  Currently, Melissa is a college student and working part-time in a Massachusetts State Senator’s office.

Eliza’s employees reacted with cheers and some tears to Melissa’s dynamic talk about her accomplishments and challenges, including crowd-pleasing photos of Melissa doing slalom runs down mountains and arm-in-arm with New England Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady!

Eliza looks forward to sponsoring several upcoming events in partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts:

  • The annual ‘Ho. Ho. Holiday Torch Run’ in early December is a fun holiday 5K run/1 mile walk. Please consider making a donation to Eliza’s team, the Mistletoes, to benefit Special Olympics.
  • In May of 2018, Eliza will be the main sponsor of the local Special Olympics Danvers School Day Games, at which Special Olympics athletes team up with area high school students. Eliza employees will volunteer to coordinate team activities for this event.
  • In August of 2018, Eliza will host an on-site bocce tournament with inclusive teams of employees and Special Olympics athletes. Bocce is a long-standing tradition at Eliza and is taken very seriously (in a fun, competitive way). This will be the first time that Eliza and Special Olympics will partner for this event that will also kick off Eliza’s Annual Employee Bocce Tournament.

At Eliza, we are driven by our vision of a world where everyone is engaged in their health and the management of their care, we deliver outcomes that make a difference — for our colleagues, our clients, and the people we serve. The ‘Walk the Talk’ team at Eliza frequently plans activities to engage employees at Eliza in their own health and the health of its community.

To learn more about working at Eliza, please visit our careers page.  


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