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A fundraising event benefiting survivors of brain injury through Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia. While the race occurs in Roanoke at River's Edge North along the Roanoke River Greenway, you are welcome to participate anywhere virtually. Proceeds support survivors of brain injury throughout Southwest Virginia and parts of Central and Southside Virginia.
Check out www.BISSWVA.org for more information about Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia.
1 in 30 people in Virginia have a disability because of a brain injury. Some causes include traffic accidents, falls, heart attacks, strokes, sports injuries, or illness. While many people receive good care in the hospital, most find once they are home, they lack supporting resources. This is even more true for the many who already have limited means.
Fortunately, BISSWVA is here to help turn tragedy into hope! Not only is BISSWVA here to fill the huge need of support during a challenging time, BISSWVA provides this support free of charge for survivors of brain injury and their families. This happens thanks to the support from the state of Virginia, localities, organizations, individual donors, and event participants such as yourself!
BISSWVA main area of support is through case management. Case managers assist survivors in becoming more independent, achieving their goals, and reintegrating into their communities through volunteer/job placement, life skills, education assistance, and support programs. Coordinating supportive services can empower survivors and families to again become involved in their communities as they return home, to school, to work, and to life.
Here's an example of the service you are supporting: a participant of case management expressed interest in living on his own following an operation, a stint in a rehabilitation hospital, and while living with family. After a lot of research, Linda, our case manager, was able to locate an accessible and affordable apartment! She was also able to help provide a love seat, television, and a table through outside funding sources.
Our participant has been overjoyed with his new place, which was made possible through donors and event participants such as yourself!
Staff from the Headstrong Brain Injury Support Group and the Brain Injury Center of Carilion are providing wonderful support, including with volunteering their time.
Friday, March 10th noon to 5 pm
RunAbout Sports, 3635 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
Saturday, March 11th, 7AM - 7:45 AM
River's Edge North, 210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
There are winner medals for the top three in the following categories (Male and Female):
Overall, 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Results will be posted after the event on our timer's website: https://www.runroanoke.com/