The Nolensville Running Club is hosting their 4th annual Miles for Amelia, which is a run/walk event, on Saturday, June 25 at the Nolensville Park.
Miles for Ameila is organized by the Nolensville Running Club to benefit the organization, Tucker’s House. All proceeds benefit the non-profit group that helps families that have children with disabilities to make their homes wheelchair accessible, safer and an environment where a child can be as independent as possible. There will be a picnic, potluck, fun walk/run and a silent auction. You can come and walk or run or just hang out and eat!
Amelia Fleming was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and her family faced physical challenges while living in their Nolensville home. They didn’t know if they’d have to move or make major renovations in order to cater to Amelia’s needs. The Flemings partnered with Tucker’s House initially to help raise funds for the family to stay in the same house and to have it retrofitted – Amelia needed a bathroom and bedroom with maneuverability while in her wheelchair. The runners raised $20k at the first Miles for Amelia.
“We are very excited about this fourth annual event,” Sunny Rosenbalm, the Executive Director and Founder of Tucker’s House said. “Because we helped Amelia and made such a difference in her life, the running club wanted to continue.”
Rosenbalm said she enjoys that the runners come to this event, rain or shine. “Megan Brazil, the event coordinator puts forth a lot of effort,” she said. “It’s a labor of love. Even Amelia’s father will be at this event as a runner.”
She also likes to see that not just the families of the medically fragile children come out to support this event, but friends and caregivers come out as well. “We usually serve about 30 children and their parents/caregivers every year in the Middle Tennessee area,” she said. “But this year we had 35 applicants by the first of April. That translates to over 100 people this year. With every child, there’s at least 5,000 to 8,000 lifts every year, which can lead to back and shoulder injuries. As these children keep getting bigger, their parents are getting older, and they can often need help.”
Participants can pay either a flat rate of $25 per person or $50 per family, or gain sponsors to support them per lap. Over the past three years, NRC has raised over $41,000 for this cause. Proceeds may be turned into Tucker’s House before, during, or after the event. To donate before or after the event, please visit www.tuckershouse.org. Click “Donate,” specify the amount of your donation, and add “MFA” under comments.
Download the registration form at www.nolensvillerunningclub.com or contact Megan Brazil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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