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Heels & Wheels 5K Returns to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital on May 1

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has announced the return of the Heels and Wheels 5K Race & Fun Run to its White Plains campus on Sunday, May 1. The event takes place rain or shine and is open to walkers, runners, hand cyclists, and wheelchair athletes of all ability levels.

Heels and Wheels begins and ends on Burke’s beautiful 61-acre campus (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) and features a 5K race for adults and a fun run for children ages 4-9 as well as inclusive activities for wheelchair athletes.

Burke’s Director of Development Elizabeth Walsh is excited to see the iconic event return to campus after a three-year hiatus. “We are grateful to resume this signature event and welcome the public to our campus,” she said. “At Burke, we encourage people of all abilities to reach their potential and live full and meaningful lives. Heels and Wheels provides an opportunity to meet new people and see Burke’s mission in action while enjoying the beauty of the campus in the spring.”

Registration for the 5K is $25 for adults, $10 for youth runners under 14, and free for children 4 and under. These discounted rates are available to those who register prior to April 28. Online registration can be completed at: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/56823/heels-and-wheels. Registration packets can be picked up beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event. The 5K starts at 9:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with the run commencing at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be available at the finish line.

Heels & Wheels is open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend and cheer on the athletes. Volunteers are also needed to help in areas such as registration and water stations and to act as traffic guides. Please visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/56823/heels-and-wheels/volunteer.

The event will feature the Jenny Lewis Memorial Award. This award is given in honor of Jenny Lewis, Burke’s former Chief Development Officer, who passed away in 2015. It will be bestowed upon the volunteer who best exemplifies Jenny’s generous and giving spirit.

Proceeds from Heels and Wheels benefit Burke Rehabilitation’s Adaptive Sports and Fitness programs. For more information, please visit www.burke.org or call (914) 597-2847.

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. Burke also offers community-based therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex. For additional information, please visit burke.org.

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