CRR Cole Galloway joined 75 other internationally recognized thought leaders at TEDMED 2014, “Unlocking Imagination in Service of Health and Medicine.” Galloway, a physical therapy professor at the University of Delaware, shared the story of the GoBabyGo Program, which has impacted kids and their families across the globe through research, workshops, and grassroots community efforts to adapt off-the-shelf ride-on cars for special-needs kids.
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Despite below-freezing temperatures, 24 hearty souls and one ready-for-a-long-run canine came out to participate in the 16th annual “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New” trail run at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area’s Black Bridge Road parking lot on the last day of 2014.
This year was highlighted by, count ’em, 11 women—coming out in force to share this unique New Year’s Eve day experience for themselves—and a special appearance by self-appointed CEO CRR Matt Robinson. Special thanks to photographer Doug Baker, husband of CRR Diane Kukich, for taking so many good photos (sorry we only had room for a few).
CRR Matt Robinson, self-appointed CEO of the Creek Road Runners was quoted in a University of Delaware article about the state’s Second Youth Concussion Summit. On Nov. 20, close to 50 representatives from the state’s medical community, advocacy groups, the Delaware Athletic Trainers’ Association, school nurses, state politicians, and educators convened at the University of Delaware to discuss the issue. Robinson said, “While it appears protocols are in place at the higher levels of sport participation in the state, there is still a need to promote best practices in the youth sport environment. I hope today’s program is a first step in ensuring that all athletes at every level will be impacted by the best practices being implemented.” CRR Diane Kukich wrote the story. Read the article
On Friday, CRR Steve Goodwin put out a call for a few Creek Road Runners to participate with him in the Ice Bucket Challenge, an individual charity event to support ALS research that has become viral. Each person challenges another person to do the same and/or donate to ALS.
Four others—CRR Becky George, CRR Anja Leefeldt, CRR Mark Deshon, and CRR George Hadjipanayis—answered the call and took the challenge with him on Friday, August 15, at Carpenter Sports Building after a nice run of somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.5 miles, which included the Pomeroy and Hall Trails. See video on Facebook.
This was done in memory of CRR Scott Mackler, who died of ALS. See post. Don’t feel like dumping ice water on your head but want to help those who are struggling with this disease? See info about ALS Philadelphia Chapter Scott Mackler Assistive Technology.