McCandlish Lillard is proud to have been a Silver Sponsor for The Arc of Northern Virginia's Team Challenge Virtual 5K and Distance Walk. The Team Challenge brings together companies and the community to raise important funds to sustain and strengthen the Arc's vital programs, services, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Attorney Elizabeth Gray is a Board member of The Arc, and shared the following:

"I am so proud of the fact that McCandlish Lillard has joined the Team Challenge. As you might imagine, we have a group of employees who LOVE to walk and run, participating together in events such as this brings our team closer together. We’re afforded the opportunity to accomplish a goal together that has nothing to do with our day-to-day work.  We cheer each other on. We celebrate our successes. We brag about our achievement to co-workers after the event.

Yet we never lose sight of the reason the event exists to begin with. The benefits to our company and our team are great, but they pale in comparison to what it means to support the mission of The Arc of Northern Virginia. We live here. Our employees and families call this region home. We know how important that sense of community is to the health and well-being of everyone who lives here. We understand that people with an intellectual or developmental disability deserve to feel that sense of belonging, of safety, health and happiness. By supporting the programs and services of The Arc of Northern Virginia, we play a role in bringing that goal of full inclusion just a little closer.

That's why we sponsor the Corporate and Community Team Challenge. It's a win for McCandlish Lillard, it's a win for our employees, and it's a win for the community in which we live. Thank you for this chance to be a part of the awards presentation today, and a special thank you to all the other teams who joined us to "Go the Distance for People with Disabilities.""