Run or walk for mobility for others

Give the gift of mobility to those who have lost limbs this weekend. Rotaract Blue is holding its second annual 5K “Movement” run and walk and proceeds will go toward the Jaipur Limb Project, a Rotary initiative that provides artificial limbs tho those who could not otherwise afford them.

The Jaipur Foot, or Jaipur Leg, is a rubber-based prosthetic leg developed by Masterji Ram Chander in Jaipur in 1969, for people with below the knee amputations. The prosthetic leg was designed to be an inexpensive, water resistant, quick-to-fit prosthetic for victims of land mine explosions. The limb has now been distributed to people in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Trinidad and Tobago. It can be manufactured for less than $30.

Just two of you taking part then, and paying your $15 registration fee ($5 for 5 to 13 year olds) could buy someone their mobility back.

The event begins at 6.30am in Camana Bay, and follows the scenic 5K course through the town centre. It’s a family friendly event and people of all ages can take part, says International Service Director Stephanie Graham. Participants are welcome to walk, run, skip or dance their way through the course – it’s a time to celebrate movement.

There will be water stops sponsored by Kirk Beverages and prizes have been donated by World Gym, Margaritaville, Dolphin Discovery and Duke’s Seafood and Grill.

Please register by e-mailing [email protected]

Please register by visiting, through a Rotaract Blue member or by emailing [email protected]

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