Walkathon Sponsor Spotlight: AvalonBay Communities

AvalonBay provides distinctive apartment living experiences in New England, the New York City metropolitan area, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Seattle, and California. The company has sponsored BluePath’s Walkathon since its inception in 2017; we admire their team’s deep commitment to supporting local communities.

AvalonBay community supervisor Sefa Leston has firsthand experience with BluePath’s mission of providing life-changing autism service dogs as Sefa’s son Alexander works with autism service dog Ike.

“Our world was very small before Ike,” shares Sefa.  “Once Alexander started exhibiting elopement behavior, we were anxious and afraid to venture into crowds at amusement parks, the beach and street fairs. Even at school he would try to run for the exit. Once we received Ike, our world became big again. With Ike by Alexander’s side, we could enjoy family time without being afraid of Alexander taking off or putting himself in harm’s way.”

AvalonBay: These three core values define our behavior and guide our decisions: Spirit of Caring; Commitment to Integrity; Focus on a Continuous Improvement. We feel so strongly about Spirit of Caring that we dedicate the entire month of May to this value.  All year long, AvalonBay associates are encouraged to give back to their communities, but in May, charitable activities and events are at the heart of us. AvalonBay communities are pet friendly and offer a special WAG program for our 4-legged residents.  Learn more here.

AvalonBay Community Supervisor Sefa Leston and family cross the finish line at the 2019 BluePath Walkathon.

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