DeKalb County RAMP Wheel-A-Thon on Saturday

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This isn’t your everyday rodeo! The RAMP Wheel-A-Thon has become a tradition that takes an ordinary event (like a walk-a-thon) and introduces a disability awareness aspect by focusing on the abilities of people using a wheelchair. The DeKalb County RAMP Wheel-A-Thon will be this Saturday, September 18th and will take place at the RAMP office at 115 N. First St. in DeKalb. Registration begins at 11am.

This year, cowboys and cowgirls will ride off on a two mile course, using a wheelchair to navigate the DeKalb County range. They will encounter outlaws as they face curbs, uneven sidewalks, and probably some tired arms, however; in the end they will gain a greater appreciation for the every day obstacles people with disabilities may face.

Hey Partner, it’s EASY to participate! Just raise funds by asking family, friends and co-workers to support you while you support RAMP! Use a Sponsor Envelope provided by RAMP to keep track of your donations and help you reach your goal. Set up your own personal webpage and e-mail it to all of your contacts to raise additional funds. Turn in your donations at the event and enjoy the two-mile course using a wheelchair provided by RAMP. Feel free to share a chair with your friends or even walk. Teams are encouraged! Free event, just collect funds. Those who collect $50 or more will receive a Wheel-A-Thon t-shirt in addition to other great incentives. Happy Trails! Check out their website for more information.

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