This August marks our second annual Run, Roll & Stroll marathon fundraiser. This virtual event is our biggest fundraiser of the year! This event allows participants to tailor the activity to their own wishes and abilities. Register by choosing the distance: 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon. Then, plan how to complete the challenge – rolling, walking, running, soccer drills, obstacle course, kayaking, etc. Choose the location, the event day(s) between August 6th and 27th, and even fun attire and companions (dog, cat, iguana, action figure, balloon animal, etc). The chosen distance can be completed all at once, or spread it out over several days. The point is to get moving and have fun! Take pictures, record times, and return back to the registration site to enter the results. Your entry free will come with a t-shirt, medal, digital swag, bragging rights and a charitable donation to Kids In Motion Therapy Clinic (KIMTC).
Run, Roll & Stroll 2021 Results
Last year’s Run, Roll & Stroll was not only super fun, but successful! We had over 130 participants plus multiple additional sponsors and donors, which brought our grand total for the event to over ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! It was awesome to look through the pictures participants posted, and see everyone having a good time getting moving for a great cause. We have five prize categories, including Most Creative Outfit, Most Unique Race Companion, Most Unique Race Course, Most Creative Finish Line, and Most Interesting Way to Complete the Distance. More information to come on this year’s prizes!
How the funds are used
By participating in the Run, Roll & Stroll, you’ll be helping kids get the intentional care that they need with special equipment purchases, for both the physical classrooms and the travel kits as therapists make house calls. You’ll be helping KIMTC keep the staff roster growing to help take on more kids as well as filling in the gaps for low income families. Every dollar matters for these kids. The impact that you are making will truly last a lifetime.
The need in whatcom county
There is a great need for physical, occupational and speech therapy for children in Whatcom County. There are children in our community who are living with neurodevelopmental disorders that need such therapies in order to reach their full potential and live their life to the fullest of their abilities. Unfortunately, there are long wait lists, high costs, low insurance reimbursement rates, and other barriers and obstacles. This is where the heart behind the mission of Kids in Motion Therapy Clinic comes in. The mission of Kids in Motion Therapy Clinic is to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy for the children of Whatcom County and surrounding areas who have neurodevelopmental disorders. Kids in Motion is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering home based and clinic based therapy services to support the development of successful strategies for daily living. Children receive quality intervention and caregivers are empowered to help children meet developmental milestones.
How to get involved
There are many ways to get involved with this year’s Run, Roll & Stroll! To sign up to participate in the event, click the “Register” button below. Don’t forget to invite a few friends and family members to do it with you! If you would like to contribute to the cause but don’t have time to complete the fun run, click the “Donate” button! If you would like to help sponsor our event, you guessed it – click the “Sponsor” button! If you have any questions about the event, please contact our event coordinator Katrina Jones at email@example.com for more information. Stay tuned for prizes & contest categories you won’t want to miss! Can’t wait to “see” you out there!