Rutgers legend Eric LeGrand needs our help and we wanted to spread the word, as Sunday will mark the 7th annual “A Walk To Believe” fundraising event for Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The 5K run and fun walk will once again take place at High Point Solutions Stadium with opening ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Online registration is now closed, but you can register the morning of the event, starting at 8 a.m. at the Stadium.
Here is more information from the website:
“Join Eric LeGrand on his mission to get to the end zone - cures for spinal cord injury - at this year's A Walk to Believe. Enjoy a day full of activities including opening ceremonies in Highpoint Stadium with Eric LeGrand, a 5k walk/run/roll, and a block party.”
“A Walk to Believe welcomes all abilities and all ages to get involved and make an impact for the 5.4 million individuals nationwide living with paralysis. Register for the event here and spread the word. You can even create a team page and fundraise together!”
“Proceeds benefit Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Rutgers University Spinal Cord Injury Project, and the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund.”
For full details on the event, click here.
Watching the Rutgers community rally around Eric over the years has been a truly special thing. He has been inspiring not just to Rutgers fans, but the entire world. Our own Cara Sanfilippo spoke with Eric last month about his mission and here is what he had to say about it:
“Christopher Reeve, he always said his goal was to have a world with empty wheelchairs. Since he’s passed on, I feel like it’s my time to do my due diligence and take over. Do whatever I can to raise awareness, raise funds, so we can have a world with empty wheelchairs.”
The fundraising goal for this year’s A Walk To Believe is $125,000 and it’s been reported the goal is more than halfway achieved. It would be a record for the event, so let’s do all we can to help Eric achieve this goal. As of the writing of this article, funds raised were right under $70,000 so far. If you cannot attend the event, you can still donate to the cause by clicking here.
A recent graduate of Rutgers, Dylan Stone, who works for Barstool Sports, created this t-shirt in support of LeGrand. All proceeds for the shirt go directly go to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation as part of the A Walk To Believe fundraising goal. It’s a great shirt and it directly supports Eric’s cause.
I have to thank my homies over af @barstoolsports @DrHipHops for this dope tshirt. https://t.co/WXtQnygpvM pic.twitter.com/pnq4akezg4— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) June 1, 2017
LeGrand continues to inspire the world and he has been a true leader in fighting adversity to better his community. Back in the fall, he partnered with Fox Sports for a series called “Mission Possible”, in which he profiled others who have disabilities like himself and fight to overcome them. He recently won the WWE Warrior Award in early April, just one of many accolades he has accumulated over the years. Of course, LeGrand is the only Rutgers football player to ever has his jersey retired. We are lucky to have such an amazing role model who represents himself with such class and dignity, Let’s do our part to help make Sunday’s event the best one yet! Again, you can donate here.
Only a few more days until @Awalktobelieve! Rain or shine we will be there lacing up and ready to go. #AWTB2017 pic.twitter.com/PQMNHGi0JL— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) June 1, 2017