We’re just over a month out from the Fifth Annual A Walk To Believe! We’re gearing up for a really exciting year, and look forward to celebrating our fifth year alongside the our supporters. Whether you’ve been there since day one or are just joining us for the first time, we thank you for your continued support, inspiration, and spirit.
This will be the first year that A Walk To Believe features a 5K run, and we are proud to announce that we are certified and sanctioned by USA Track and Field! As a USATF sanctioned race, we are committed to follow national and international rules and regulations of the sport and to provide a safe environment for the participants and spectators. For more information about USATF, visit their website.
In addition, volunteer forms have been added! More events means that we need more help than ever, so please check out the volunteer page to see the ways you can lend a hand!
Thank you, and we’ll see you before you know it!
We’re happy to share that the course maps for the 2015 A Walk To Believe 5K Run and Walk are now available! This is the first time that A Walk To Believe has had a certified 5K course for runners, so we’re more excited than ever! Head over to the course maps page to take a look!
Great news! Registration for the 2015 A Walk To Believe is officially open!
The 2015 event will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. For complete event details, including registration costs, pledge and donation information, and team formation, please visit the registration page or walk information page.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing another great year together!
From the beginning, A Walk To Believe has been an organization about family – about bringing people together, whether related or not, for a shared purpose and vision. Since our organization started in 2010, we have built our own community, our own family of believers, and we are continuously touched and humbled by just how far we’ve come without losing sight of how far we have to go.
We were very excited when Billy Luzzi, a high school senior in North Carolina, reached out to A Walk To Believe President Arlene Gonzalez to interview her about A Walk To Believe’s vision, mission, and involvement in spinal cord injury research.
On December 14, Billy and two of his classmates organized a fundraiser of their own, a cookout that raised around $500.00 for A Walk To Believe. We want to not only thank Billy and his team for an incredibly generous donation, but congratulate them on their success and hard work. We continue to be inspired by our supporters’ continued dedication not only to our organization, but to our mission of finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.
Thank you to Billy and his friends Kelly Barnhill and Copeland Spell! Congratulations on a job well done!
Watering Seeds Organization is teaming up with AEG Worldwide to create the first wheelchair division in the Nike 3ON3 basketball tournament! They are seeking wheelchair athletes to participate in the tournament. This is a really cool event. Details can be found at the flyer below. Help us spread the word!
We’re happy to announce the top fund raisers for the 2014 A Walk To Believe:
Top Individual Fundraiser
Remy Stern: $12,000
Highest-Raising Team of 2-9 People
Team 52: $1,600
Team Captain: Gavin Maguire
Highest-Raising Team of 10+ People
O’Connor Davies: $6,900
Team Captain: AJ Montalto
Congratulations to all of our winners! Many thanks to them and to everyone who worked so hard to raise money and make this our most successful walk yet!
WOW. WOW. WOW.
Thanks to your continued generosity, hard work, and support, A Walk To Believe raised more than $65,000 from our 2014 event alone. That’s more than we’ve raised in the past three years combined, far exceeding our 2014 goal of $52,000.
Because of you, we can continue the work towards quality-of-life initiatives, therapies, and research for the more than 5.6 million people living with paralysis. Because of you, we can continue to promote Eric LeGrand’s mission and mantra to BELIEVE. Because of you, we can keep chopping until we reach the end zone – a cure for spinal cord injury.
We are truly humbled and invigorated by your generosity of support and spirit. We hope you’ll stick by us as we continue this journey.
We will announce the top fundraisers and awards very soon. For those who have asked, we are still (and always) accepting donations.
Thank you, again, for staying with us and making 2014 such a memorable and successful year for our organization and those we support. We’ve only just begun!
The procedures and details for the 2014 A Walk To Believe are now available! You can download the procedures (.pdf) at this link. They include information about parking, scheduling, and the tailgate where we will celebrate Eric LeGrand’s graduation!
Additionally, due to high demand, we are extending the registration deadline to this FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST. You have a few more days to tell your family and friends to join us and celebrate Eric’s graduation this coming Saturday! Although online registration will close, anyone can register in person at the event this coming Saturday. Check-in and registration begin at 8:00 AM. We will be accepting credit cards at registration.
Please note that only participants who have registered online prior to the event are guaranteed their requested t-shirt sizes and quantities. On-site registrants are eligible to receive t-shirts, as well, but they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sizes and quantities are limited and available while supplies last.
If you have any questions before the walk, please feel free to contact any of our volunteers using the e-mail addresses listed on the contact page. We are happy to help.
Thank you so much for your continued support. This is going to be our biggest walk yet and we are so excited for you to join us in congratulating Eric on his college graduation! We’ll see you on Saturday and, as always, keep believing!