Wilmington University Works to Empower Local Individuals Living with Neuromuscular Disease
Wilmington University Becomes CHAMPION SPONSOR of 2018 Muscle Movement Fnd. Delaware Run for Strength 5k
NEW CASTLE, DE - Wilmington University is a proud CHAMPION SPONSOR of the Muscle Movement Foundation's 2018 Delaware Run for Strength 5k! This event is an inclusive 5k walk/run, which provides the opportunity for local individuals living with neuromuscular disease (I.e., ALS, muscular dystrophy, and muscular atrophy) to cross the finish line with their loved ones and supporters! The Muscle Movement Fnd.'s "Muscle Champions" - individuals living and refusing to lose to muscle disease - inspire local schools, athletes, and businesses to move their healthy muscles to combat muscle disease. By way of adaptive running chairs provided by Fusion Inclusion, Muscle Champions complete the 5k course and cross the finish line; fueled by the power of team! The event takes place on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at Saint Mark's High School.
Why join the Wilmington University 5k walk/run team for this event?!
Coach Brian August and the Wilmington University Baseball Team started their journey with the Muscle Movement Fnd. in 2016! In 2016, they signed 13 year old "Muscle Champion" (duchenne muscular dystrophy survivor), Eddie Hazeldine, to an official Letter of Participation to the team. Click here to view article! At the end of the season, the team successfully helped provide Eddie with a wheelchair accessible ramp for his home; granting Eddie the autonomy every teenage boy deserves! In 2018, the baseball team has signed 22 year old "Muscle Champion" (duchenne muscular dystrophy survivor) and WilmU student, Mike Smith, to their team by way of MMF. The team is excited for another life-changing season this spring! Click here to view article!
In 2017, Wilmington University's Cross Country members participated in the Muscle Movement Fnd. 2017 Delaware Run for Strength 5k! Congratulations to WilmU student-athlete, Miguel Suero, for finishing in 1st place overall at the 2017 5k! Additionally, in 2017 the Muscle Movement Fnd. was invited to Wilmington University's "Pause for a Cause" Event. The event provided the opportunity for Wilmington University's students to obtain accredited community service accolades by way of MMF. The support of the WilmU students was phenomenal and the students were receptive to the strong MMF message - Use your healthy muscles to help those living with muscle disease!
In 2018, the Wilmington University Italian Kitchen also joined the fight against muscle disease. The staff members joined the baseball team and held a t-shirt and bake sale fundraiser to help enhance the strength, autonomy, and quality of life of Muscle Movement Fnd. "Muscle Champion", and the newest member of the WilmU Baseball Team, Mike Smith!
Wilmington University hopes to inspire their students, staff, families, friends, and alumni to join their 5k walk/run team at the Muscle Movement Fnd. Delaware Run for Strength 5k! Please visit the following link to register with the WilmU 5k team: Click here!
If you cannot make the event or would like to donate to the Delaware 5k in honor of the WilmU 5k team, please feel free to contribute with a donation at the WilmU fundraising page: Click here!