ASE Loves: The Kessler Foundation

On October 21, 2012, the Kessler Foundation’s 11th Annual Stroll ‘N Roll (and RUN!) will take place at Brookdale Park in Montclair, NJ. The mission of this event is simple, to change lives for people with disabilities. ASE is so excited to be working with such a great foundation to help improve the lives of those with disabilities. This event “helps individuals in wheelchairs take their first steps, stroke survivors communicate and navigate their surroundings, people with multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury recall memories and improve daytime function, and prevents further affects of disability. It will also help expand grant funding to organizations that create or promote job opportunities for people with disabilities. Lastly, your participation will help fund the New Jersey division of ThinkFirst–an injury prevention program that educates students, grades K-12, on the consequences of spinal cord and brain injury and simple safety practices to adopt to avoid injury.” If you don’t know much about the Kessler Foundation, it is “the largest public charity in the field of disability. Its rehabilitation research discovers treatments to improve the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.” Stroll ‘N Roll (and RUN!) is a fun-filled family day that includes exhibition booths, food, music, and kid-friendly activities. You may walk, roll, run or rollerblade around the park. This year, they have USATF certified 5K and 10K courses for runners and wheelchair racers. In addition to the races, there is a family-fun 5K (the stroll ‘n roll). For more information on how Kessler Foundation improves the lives of people with disabilities through rehabilitation research and expanding employment opportunities, visit the Kessler Foundation website.

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