Kessler Foundation Celebrates Stroll ‘N Roll (and RUN!), Featuring Eric LeGrand
Monday, October 8, 2012 • 6:05pm
Kessler Foundation celebrates its 11th Annual Stroll ‘N Roll (and RUN!) to benefit people with disabilities on Sunday, October 21st at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair, N.J., beginning at 8 a.m. Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, Miss N.J. Teen U.S. Kendal Barrett and Miss Wheelchair NJ Kim Biglin are this year’s event ambassadors.
Runners and wheelchair racers may compete in USATF-certified 5K or 10K courses, while others can stroll or roll in the family-fun 5K around Brookdale Park. The Kids Activity Zone will offer carnival games, snacks, face painting, balloon animals, Ronald McDonald and a photo booth. Information Alley will feature exhibit booths from local businesses, sponsors, and disability service representatives. Celebrities and public officials will attend.
Barrett, who will sing the national anthem, is a member of the Foundation’s new Youth Advisory Committee, which has been busy raising money and building teams for Stroll ‘N Roll (and RUN!), while earning community service hours.
All proceeds from Stroll 'N Roll (and RUN!) support Kessler Foundation’s rehabilitation research, disability employment initiatives, and the N.J. chapter of ThinkFirst—a national injury prevention program for kindergarten through high school seniors.
For more information and online registration, visit KesslerFoundation.org/SNR.
About Kessler Foundation
Kessler Foundation is one of the largest public charities in the field of disability. Kessler Foundation Research Center focuses on improving function and quality of life for persons with injuries of the spinal cord and brain, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other chronic neurological conditions. Kessler Foundation Program Center fosters new approaches to the persistently high rates of unemployment among people disabled by injury or disease. Targeted grantmaking funds promising programs across the nation. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, people recovering from catastrophic injuries and stroke, and young adults striving for independence are among the thousands of people finding jobs and training for careers as a result of the commitment of Kessler Foundation.
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