This fundraiser is to raise money for the Wheelchair Sports Program at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.
My good friend Keith Newerla is the Wheelchair Sports Coordinator at Magee Rehab. Shortly after meeting Keith, I started helping him repair wheelchairs for his basketball team.
Keith, who is in a wheelchair, and I often exercise in Valley Forge Park together, which is less then a mile down the road from our neighborhood. I jog and Keith takes his handbike.
When Keith asked if I was interested in running to raise money for Magee's Wheelchair Program, I said absolutely. I have run in the Philadelphia Rock n Roll Half Marathon and the Broad Street Run 10 Miler the past two years.
I chose to participate in the Philadelphia 8K. My goal is to raise $600 for the wheelchair program!