Fitness Festival: Walk, Roll & Play…A benefit for Pediatric Orthopaedic Research
Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, NY
Saturday, May 11, 2013
On Saturday, May 11th the Pediatric Orthopaedic Division of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital will hold the Fitness Festival: Walk, Roll & Play…a benefit for Pediatric Orthopaedic Research. This family-friendly day with include activities for kids of ALL abilities at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, NY. Proceeds raised will go to research to help improve the quality of life and mobility of children with orthopaedic disorders. All activities will be stroller and wheelchair accessible.
The Fitness Festival is free for children and begins at 1:00 – 4:00 pm (registration opens at noon). Activities include carnival booths games, fitness dancing, yoga stretching, bean bag tossing, hula hooping, face painting, bubble making, and creating special Mother’s Day Cards! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet fitness experts, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeons devoted to advancing the care of children with conditions such as scoliosis, cerebral palsy, clubfoot, and the prevention of sports injuries through safe play.
The Walk & Roll around the Glen Island Park begins at 2:00 pm. All participants in the Walk & Roll are encouraged to raise funds in advance through sponsorship from friends, family and neighbors. Funds raised will help researchers find new ways to reduce pain, increase movement and improve the quality of life of children with orthopaedic disorders such as spinal deformities, hip disease, cerebral palsy, early onset scoliosis and clubfoot, to name a few of the focused areas of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Orthopedic Research team. Funds raised will allow the work to continue for years to come — to benefit millions of children.