I’m really looking forward to getting together with friends this weekend. On Saturday, a group from Westcoast Brace & Limb is participating in the “I Will Inspire” 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk/Wheel. Team Westcoast is a mixture of people at all athletic abilities: we will have staff members as well as many patients. I think this event will be a blast, because we will all represent many different challenges. But what brings us all together is our determination to not let those challenges interfere with our adventures, athleticism, activities and social events.
The “I Will Inspire” event is organized by the New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club, partnering with the I WILL Foundation and the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. It starts at 8:00 a.m., February 18th, at Telecom Park in Tampa and is hosted by Florida Orthopaedic Institute. The 5K chip-timed race is designed for athletes of all abilities, whether running, walking or wheeling! Beneficiaries of the event include Operation Helping Hand and the I Will Foundation.
The number of people participating on Team Westcoast promises that there will be someone finishing their run, walk or wheelchair race at the same pace and time as you will. This is one of the only events where wheelchairs, walkers and hand cycles all participate together. Come out and enjoy fresh air, friendships, sunlight and the great feeling you get when you know you are making a difference for others. For more information and to register, look for “I WILL Inspire” on www.active.com. Hope to see you there!