Sunday, September 11, 2011

Super H 5-K Run Walk & Wheel

Are you looking for a family friendly event that supports local individuals with disabilities, including amputation? Do you want to help raise awareness and funds while having fun? Look no further! The Super H 5-K Run Walk & Wheel is just around the corner.

This annual event is the premiere fundraiser for National Rehabilitation Hospital's (NRH) Adaptive Sports Program. This program provides the opportunity for individuals with varying degrees of disabilities to reintegrate into the sports that they loved, as well as providing them with the option and the specialized tools to try new activities. Hand cycling, basketball, rugby, sled hockey and tennis are just a few of the activities provided through the Adaptive Sports Program.

It is believed that participating in sports facilitates the rehabilitation process. Whether for fun, as a tool to build self-esteem, or for competition, participating in a sport activity benefits the patient both emotionally and physically. The program at NRH provides sporting equipment and opportunities for patients of all ages with the youngest participant being six years old.

The Super H 5-K Run Walk & Wheel is a chance to contribute to this worthy community program while having fun with your family or friends. All proceeds stay in our local area. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th at 8:00 A.M. On-site registration begins at 7:00 at Tysons Sport & Health, 8250 Greensboro Drive, McClean, VA. Information about the race including the course map and pre-registration link can be found here.

OPC is proud to support this venture! We are forming a team, and would like to invite our patients to participate. We will cover the entry registration fees for all Team OPC participants. Join us in representing OPC while raising awareness and funds for the Adaptive Sports Program. Please contact Peggy at or call (571) 248 8812 for information on joining Team OPC.

After the race, plan on staying for refreshments, music, awards and family activities. Registration can be completed online or on race day. We hope to see you there!

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