Monday, September 23, 2013

Ruby Tuesday Too - Wheel-a-Thon 2013

A nice morning after a very rainy night before. Photo by Patti
Along the course with a hint of red on the banner. By Patti
Ruby Tuesday Too is back as we scramble to find the favored hue of red. I found mine yesterday morning on the beach walkway in West haven CT at a fundraiser for our local disability rights non-profit, CDR, the Wheel-a-Thon. It is a walk and/or wheelchair roll; not competitive but to raise awareness about disabilities as well as funds for college scholarships. And for those who try to ambulate via wheelchair on the route  - even the strongest individual has to strain to push a heavy (40 lb/18 kg) hospital style wheelchair along broken pavement. But fun was had by all on a beautiful morning by Long Island Sound. Fun and awareness go hand in hand...see Patti's Newspaper Blog Post for more pics of the event...

6 comments:

Jim said...

Terrific post. Very interesting.

Lina Gustina said...

Great event at a wonderful place.

http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2013/09/red-hat.html

DrillerAA09 said...

Few people realize that virtually all of us will be temporarily or permanently disabled at some point in our lives and that an accessible world is a better world. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

mypoeticpath said...

yes, very interesting! happy Ruby Tuesday.

mypoeticpath said...

yes, very interesting! happy Ruby Tuesday.

edenhills said...

What a great event!