Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 Step to INSPIRE
Supporting those with stroke and brain injury
5K Run/Walk/Roll with shorter courses available
Registration and pre-event activities begin at 8 a.m.
5K and .5 mile events start at 9:30 a.m.
Wolfe Park s 3700 Monterey Drive s St. Louis Park, MN
Registration fee: $35 for adults; $15 for children age 12 or younger.
Early Bird Registration (prior to Sunday, September 8): $25 per adult; $10 for children age 12 or younger
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Official start time for runners
9:40 a.m. Official start time for walkers
10:30 a.m. Post-race celebration and awards
Silent Auction will be held during the event.
Step to INSPIRE is a 5K Run/Walk/Roll (with shorter courses available) that raises funds and awareness for Park Nicollet’s award winning INSPIRE Program. Jeff Passolt, FOX 9 News anchor will be our master of ceremonies. Bring your family and friends, and join us in this opportunity to raise much needed funds in support of stroke and brain injury awareness, education and outreach. All early bird registered participants receive a t-shirt and are encouraged to raise additional funds for the INSPIRE program and create teams. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime! You can see the 2012 event photos here.
The INSPIRE vision is a community where stroke awareness is 100%, it is where stroke and brain injury survivors find resources and purpose while supporting each other. INSPIRE offers support groups and educational opportunities to stroke and brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers. INSPIRE also builds community awareness of stroke risk and symptoms while providing access to the Neurological Learning Center, an informational library for those affected by stroke, brain injuries and other neurological disorders. Stroke Survivor Karen Bjorgan was highlighted in the monthly magazine, Minnesota Medicine.http://www.minnesotamedicine.com/Portals/mnmed/May%202013/PulseMay2013.pdf
Money raised supports Park Nicollet’s INSPIRE Program vital programs addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of a long term recovery from stroke and brain injury, including:
- Support Services
- Continuing rehabilitation after formal therapy is complete through groups
- Patient and family education
- Community Outreach
- Neurological Learning Center
- Scholarships used to assist stroke and brain injury survivors as they use our program to continue recovery efforts
To learn more about this event, including volunteer opportunities, call Karen Bjorgan at 952-993-6789 or email Karen.Bjorgan@parknicollet.com.
Create your own fundraising pages to raise funds as an individual, team or donate to a participant. Your donation is tax-deductible. See if your company has a Matching Gift Program (it can easily double your donation). Our Tax ID - number is 23-7346465.