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Media Advisory: Spinal Cord Injury BC to take on Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge – part of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is excited to be the first organization to enter a team in to the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge that includes people who use wheelchairs. The 2012 Scotiabank Half-Marathon & 5K race will permit people with physical disabilities such as spinal cord injury to participate in the 5K portion of the event using mobility aids such as wheelchairs and hand cycles.

SCI BC team “Walk n’ Rollers” Captain Brad Jacobsen is excited that SCI BC is able to enter a team and fundraise in the Scotiabank 5K Charity Challenge race this year. “The opportunity to raise money and awareness for our organization while taking part in such a great community event benefits more than just our staff and the people that we serve” says Jacobsen. “The community at large learns to be more inclusive when sharing in activities that allow people with physical disabilities to challenge themselves side by side with their family, friends and neighbours. We look forward to Walk ‘n’ Rolling with the other teams!”

Click here to join team Walk n’ Rollers and raise funds for SCI BC.

Click here to make a donation to a team Walk n’ Rollers

For more information contact: Shelley Milstein, Manager of Events, Marketing and Volunteer Program 604-326-1222.

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