We Like to Move It, Move It: Join Us for the “Walk It Out” Step-a-Thon!

Team Magee is excited to host its Walk It Out fundraiser for the 5th year in a row! The 24-hour fundraiser takes place from 3 p.m. on Friday, April 13, until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Located at Magee Riverfront (1500 S. Columbus Blvd.), we will have current and former patients walk on either the Therastride treadmill, the lokomat robotic treadmill, or a standard treadmill. The time slots will be 45 minutes long with each participant bringing us a few steps closer to our 24-hour stepping goal! Each patient can have a buddy, such as a friend or family member, walk beside them for support on a standard treadmill. Walking breaks are encouraged, but the goal is to always have at least one treadmill going at all times.

What should you expect at this event? The Riverfront will be filled with energetic music, a mouth-watering food selection, and a chance to mingle with your favorite Magee staff. Whether you are on the treadmill or just coming to hang out, it will be a blast to cheer everyone on! The purpose of this event is to enjoy a day of fun and exercise at Magee Riverfront. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a chance to win numerous prizes.

Why should you donate or attend this event? Magee is one of the members in the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) affiliated with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. All proceeds from the event will benefit Magee’s Locomotor Training Clinic and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, with the goals of developing therapies to promote functional recovery and improving the health and quality of life for people living with paralysis. There are nearly 1 in 50 people living with paralysis today.

For more information on how to volunteer or sign up for a walking slot, please contact Tara Adams at tadams@mageerehab.org or Erin O’Donnell at eodonnell@mageerehab.org.

To make a donation for the event, please visit our fundraising website here. There, you can:
1) Register a personal donation page to allow others to sponsor you,
2) Donate to a friend’s existing page, or
3) Donate to the general fundraiser.

We would like to thank the generous businesses who donated raffle items, including: Wegmans, Eagles, Philadelphia Film Society, Temple University, Helium Comedy Club, Wawa, Troegs Brewery, Stephen Starr’s Continental Midtown, Gourmet Gift Basket, Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Longwood Gardens, Le Virtu, Noord, Barcelona, Stogie Joes, The Bottle Shop, Metro, Olive Garden (donated by Mary Grimming), Chick-Fil-A, Pinsetters, Eight and Sand Brewery, Fandango, Maison 208, Tria, Tuna Bar, Royal Boucherie, Schulson Collective, Stephen Starr Restaurant, Target, Preston and Steve, Res Ispa Café, Lunacy Brewing Company, Lakshmi Hair Studio, Ajee Wilson (USA Olympian), Di Bruno Bros, and Double Nickel.

Also, a special thanks to all the individuals who raised money or donated food/raffle items!

Guest author: Tara Adams, Physical Therapy Aide, Magee Riverfront

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