UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 8 | June
Get In Motion at UBC
Event to raise funds for spinal cord research.
Get in Motion at UBC is the theme of a community event to be held
June 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Koerner Plaza, in support
of the national Rick Hansen Man In Motion Campaign that celebrates
the 15th anniversary of Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour.
It is one of a series of events taking place across Canada to raise
awareness and funds for spinal cord research.
The event features a pledged walk, wheel or ride; a demonstration
of wheelchair basketball; a wheelchair relay race; a dunk tank and
display of research into spinal cord injury.
"With the support of Canadians in communities across the country,
we will find a cure for spinal cord injury. Anything is possible,"
says Hansen, who is president and CEO of the Rick Hansen Institute
Registration to participate in the event is $20. Pledge forms are
available on the Web site at http://madmaxmultimedia.com/rhi/downloads.html.
All funds raised will go to spinal cord research.
Event sponsors include the Alma Mater Society, the Office of the
President, Food Services and other UBC departments.
For more information, contact Alex Bayne at (604) 822-1839.