The Association of Horizon is an organization with hundreds of volunteers, that provides opportunities for adults with and without physical disabilities to socialize, interact and learn from one another. Although Horizon has existed for many years, the current organization was formed in 1991 in response to a cut in funding that kept adults with disabilities from attending the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp. Horizon has since successfully produced Summer Camp Programs for adults with a wide range of physical disabilities including Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis.
Over the years, as the organization has grown, so have the programs Horizon offers. Monthly planned outings are growing in popularity and include events like Fall Weekend Camp, the Chicago Wolves hockey game and Shop with a Friend. Horizon funds its activities primarily through fundraising events, private donations and grants. A few of our successful fundraising events have included: The Golf Outing, A Spaghetti Dinner, local restaurant fundraisers and Bowl for Horizon.
Horizon is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board oversees the direction of Horizon and is in charge of all business related to the organization. The board works in conjunction with several committees.
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