Run Walk & Roll Recap

The 3rd Annual Run Walk & Roll was held Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 8:00 AM to noon at the Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, NC. The event raised over $47,000.

Read how a young volunteer, John Allen Atkins, was preparing for the event!

The 5K run or 1 mile walk or roll, held each spring, benefits children with disabilities, their families and caregivers by supporting TelAbility and its programs.

Joshua Alexander, MD, a pediatric rehabilitation physician (physiatrist) at the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, is the founder of TelAbility, which provides comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered care to children with disabilities across North Carolina, and offers education, training, and peer support to their parents and providers.

TelAbility saves families and providers thousands of dollars every year by offering free educational opportunities for parents and providers, by supporting therapists who participate in telemedicine consults, and by providing targeted, credible and reliable information through the TelAbility website and online resource directories.

The event offers many ways to get involved: participants may donate, volunteer, join an existing team, or organize a team as a team captain.

"People come out for a good time to raise money for a great cause," says Elizabeth Gersuk, DO, who served as a 2011 team captain. "And if you need some extra motivation, seeing the smile on these kids' faces as they cross the finish line is priceless!"

Related stories:

Read our story about John Allen Atkins, a young volunteer who got the word out to support last year's event in 2011!

You also may view a story about Team Tristan Rock Star, from the 2010 Run Walk & Roll.