Walk to Victory Over Paralysis next weekend

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on October 13, 2016

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is holding its annual Walk to Victory Over Paralysis walkathon on October 22.

Eight NeuroRecovery Network centers across the country will be participating to help raise awareness and funds for paralysis. For 12-24 hours, individuals living with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis will be participating in the event through the use of a body weight support treadmill (BWST). The BWST is part of the locomotor training offered to help those living with paralysis improve their motor skills. The participants are supported by a harness and suspended over a treadmill, while specially trained therapists move their legs to simulate the motion of walking. Supporters, staff, caregivers, and other friends of the NRN will be joining alongside the participants on the treadmill during the event.

You can get involved by donating to a site of your choice and help them get closer to their goal! We will be broadcasting the event on Facebook Live starting Saturday at 9 A.M. EST. Be sure to tune in and live post/tweet during the event using #Walk2Victory.

Proceeds will benefit each of the NRN sites and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Help us raise awareness and funds for spinal cord research and help us achieve victory over paralysis.

Make a donation today.

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