|Fundraiser to support people with paralysis|
|Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff|
What if you lost the ability to walk? There are an estimated 70,000 people in the Seattle area with some form of paralysis.
Many were active, able-bodied individuals before being affected with a spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury or degenerative illness such as multiple sclerosis.
Pushing Boundaries, a non-profit organization providing intensive exercise therapy to people with paralysis, is gearing up for its 3rd annual Walk A Mile in My Shoes, to encourage a month of movement and raise awareness and financial support for the organization.
The Walk a Mile in my Shoes celebration of movement will take place July 1 – 31, 2012. Challenge participants will be able to earn mileage by walking, running or hiking. Contestants will keep track of their miles and inspire friends and family members to match their miles for tax deductible donations that will support Pushing Boundaries.
The challenge will culminate with a Final Mile Celebration on Sunday, August 5, from 11-1 at Grass Lawn Park in Redmond. In addition to walking a final mile together and group activities, other organizations such as Seattle SLAM, Outdoors for All, Sammamish Rowing Association’s Adaptive Rowing and many others will be on hand.
All proceeds from the event will support the exercise therapy programs provided by Pushing Boundaries to people living with paralysis. For more information or to register to walk, visit the Pushing Boundaries website at www.pushing-boundaries.org.