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 4-8 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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EVERYONE! We are pleased to announce that this year is the 25th anniversary of the Wheel-A-Thon! For TWENTY-FIVE YEARS this event has been raising awareness for individuals with disabilities and donating all funding to programs that allow for children, youth, and young adults with disabilities to pair up with students at OSU to engage in physical activity.
We want YOU to share this experience with us. Please, make a team and participate in a 10-minute course with obstacles that individuals with disabilities face every day. Ask your coworkers, ask your children, ask your friends, ask your family, ask anyone and everyone if they’d like to make a team! There will be a grand prize of $100 and other gift cards from various businesses to the team who can get the most laps.
Oregon State University’s men’s and women’s basketball team will be participating from 12pm-1pm to show their support! Make sure to come and watch your favorite players compete!
If you are unable to participate but wish to still show support by donating directly to these programs, donate here:https://www.gofundme.com/wheelathon2019