The Pre-Therapy & Allied Health club at Oregon State University hosts the Wheel-A-Thon in an effort to provide funding for the IMPACT and MS Clinic programs. These programs pair up students from Oregon State with children and adults with disabilities to participate in physical activity. The Wheel-A-Thon itself is an annual fundraiser that aims to raise awareness for individuals with disabilities within our community. It is a timed 10-minute obstacle course where teams of 4-10 participants maneuver through the course as fast as possible using wheelchairs. All donations will fund adaptive exercise equipment, athletic wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts for swimming areas, and a new elevator lift at Dixon Recreation Center that will help support those with disabilities. The goal of these donations is to make the children and adults feel less disabled by society and more empowered with accessibility.
All donations benefit the MS Clinic (Multiple Sclerosis Clinic) and IMPACT program (Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today) on campus. The MS Clinic connects community members diagnosed with MS with student volunteers twice a week to work on an individualized exercise program. The IMPACT program matches local children with disabilities with OSU students who interact and lead the children in a variety of activities once a week.
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Stay tuned for Wheel-A-Thon 2019 updates!