3rd Annual We Can Run, Walk & Roll 2013
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Inspired by: Father and son, Dick & Rick Hoyt, otherwise known as Team Hoyt. If you know anything about the Hoyts, you know their story is one of extraordinary human commitment and compassion.
The values of commitment and compassion are more than words described in a definition or found in Columbus Community Hospital's mission and vision statement. They are actions that reveal our character. Team Hoyt’s real life story reminds us why we chose healthcare as a profession, or should we say, why healthcare chose us?
In Rick Hoyt we see the very face of the patients who come to see us. We see the potential they CAN achieve with someone committed to be behind them, giving them life and encouragement and abilities they couldn't achieve without someone’s commitment to them. In Dick Hoyt we see his inspired and inspiring human commitment to his son. Dick Hoyt’s commitment carried Rick all the way to his graduation from high school and his college degree from Boston University.
Compassion moved the younger Hoyt, at age 15, with Cerebral Palsy from birth, to desire to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a paralyzed Lacrosse player who was injured in an accident. Rick and his father Dick have never stopped running since. Along their inspiring journey for over 30 years, they have competed in literally more than 1,000 races, including several marathons and IronMan™ triathlons, and moved literally millions of people to see the potential of commitment and compassion. Their message is simple yet inspiring: "Yes you can."
We hope this Event is meaningful for every entrant, every volunteer and every spectator.
This year’s proceeds will again go towards bettering our community by allowing people of many ages to further gain access to recreational mobility devices. Many children and adults are limited due to their disability and may not be able to safely ride a bicycle, hindering participation in family and other social outings. AmTryke (pictured below) is a type of adapted bike/tryke that requires a fitting and assessment for customization to meet the needs of each person to allow them to independently participate in recreational activities like biking. Columbus Community Hospital will become a fitting site for the bikes/trykes. If you are interested in the AmTrykes, please contact Wiggles and Giggles Therapy for Kids at 402-562-3341. Proceeds will also be used to help individuals purchase these customized recreational devices if they cannot afford it. Learn more about AmTryke at: http://bikesandtrykes.webs.com
This Event was brought to you by the therapists and staff of Columbus Community Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department, Premier Physical Therapy and Wiggles & Giggles Therapy for Kids™.
LOOK FOR INFORMATION ON THIS WEBPAGE AND ON FACEBOOK ABOUT THIS EVENT. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS!
HOW TO TRAIN FOR AN EVENT LIKE THIS including information for beginners, walkers, novice or intermediate runners by CCH’s Todd Henggeler, Certified Personal Trainer, Cardiopulmonary Rehab (click here)
DIABETES & EXERCISE information on how to integrate both into a healthy lifestyle, by Mary Jo Burkhardt, BSN, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator for CCH. (click here)
NUTRITION AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE by CCH’s Lacey Zarek, RD, LMNT (click here)
Contact Information: The We Can Run, Walk & Roll 5K & 1 Mile Event planning committee includes Doug Janssen, PT, DPT, Jill Zaruba, OTR/L, and Haley Bidroski, PT, DPT, as well as several CCH staff volunteers; for information or any questions, contact:
Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-562-3339
Jill at email@example.com, 402-562-3338
Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-562-3324
Have questions? Click here to go to our FAQ's page.
To see the Rehabilitative Services webpage for information about the Therapy we provide, click here.
Click here to read the Columbus Telegram’s story on the AmTryke.