The 2K Run, Walk, Stroll for CP will return to Palmetto Bay’s Coral Reef Park for the third year on Sunday, Mar. 11.
The event originated as “Samantha’s Purpose” and its mission was to increase awareness and understanding of cerebral palsy and to bring families, community members and children of all abilities together while giving back to the community. The village added this event as a part of its special events calendar two years ago.
The event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the park, 15200 SW 77 Ave., is organized by the Village of Palmetto Bay and Councilmember Karyn Cunningham, who has a personal passion for cerebral palsy awareness because her nephew, Cameron, has CP.
“I am proud of the commitment of the village to create meaningful opportunities like this one for residents of all abilities,” Councilmember Cunningham said. “This year I am very excited that we will be unveiling an expression swing which has been purchased using some of the money that we raised at last year’s event. My goal this year is to be able to raise enough funds to dedicate an accessible sensory garden in Coral Reef Park.”
Cerebral palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while a child’s brain is under development. Cerebral palsy primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. About a half million children under the age of 18 currently have cerebral palsy.
There still are affordable sponsorship opportunities available for the event.
To register to run, walk or stroll visit www.123formbuilder.com/form-3392597/Run-Walk-Stroll-2K-For-Cerebral-Palsy-2018, or for information call Village Hall at 305-259-1234.