March 20th Chosen for Annual Walk-n-Roll for Spina Bifida
Olympia, Washington (Press Release) February 10, 2010—The Spina Bifida Association of Washington State (SBAWS) is gearing up for their annual “Walk-N-Roll” event as part of the National Spina Bifida Walk-N-Roll. The Walk-N-Roll will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Rainier Vista Park in Lacey, Washington.
Registration for the walk opens at 9:00am with a special program 10:00am and the walk itself beginning at noon. The Walk Route will be contained within this beautiful, flat Lacey park. Anyone interested in raising pledges, offering donations or volunteering for the walk can visit www.sbaws.org and click on Walk-N-Roll or call 360-888-7701 for walker registration information.
By joining others in the Walk-n-Roll for Spina Bifida you are adding your voice to the thousands in support of better tomorrows for those with Spina Bifida.
To lend a helping hand contact one of the Co-Chairs:
Heather Logan 360-888-0782 Heather_Logan@juno.com, or Krystal Monteros 360-888-7701 firstname.lastname@example.org or the SBAWS Office at email@example.com
Our Emcee Janet Harding Miss Washington 2008
Krystal Monteros, Ms Wheelchair Washington 2010, SBAWS Secretary & Board Member
Aaron Fotheringham--A young man with Spina Bifida will demonstrate his talents of “hardcore sitting” and his wheelchair back flip, the first person ever to do this. His performance is a once in a lifetime event that you won’t want to miss! Make sure you’re there! See his amazing abilities on line.
Others scheduled to attend:
Ed Kennedy, Chair of SBAWS
Chris Morris, Executive Director of South Puget Sound Parent2Parent
Meg Paulsen, Ms Wheelchair Washington 2008 title holder and current SBAWS board member
Brooklynne Adams, Ms. Thurston County 2009
Tammy Wilber, Ms. Wheelchair Washington Coordinator
Over 250,000 Americans are in the Spina Bifida community. More than 180,000 people in the United States are currently living with Spina Bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect. Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect that happens in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column doesn’t close completely. There are 60 million women at risk of having a baby born with Spina Bifida. Everyday, an average of 8 babies are born that are affected by Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine. Each year, about 3,000 pregnancies involve these birth defects.