The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family friendly, non-competitive one mile walk featuring an interactive festival and adaptive health fair, that raises awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrates the accomplishments of those living with Spina Bifida and the challenges it brings. It will be Saturday, October 21st from 10am-1pm at Keeley Park in Greensboro, NC.
It is coordinated by The Spina Bifida Association of the Carolinas (SBANCSC) that directly supports and connects communities in North and South Carolina. We put our mission into action in tangible ways – providing resources, aid, connections, and a strong voice for our constituents behalf. SBANCSC:
Builds Valuable Community Networks
Offers Educational Programs
Provides Special Assistance Grants
Empowers Local Leaders
Expands Awareness of Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect that is associated with life. Approximately 166,000 individuals in the United States have Spina Bifida. It’s a type of neural tube defect (NTD) that occurs when a baby’s neural tube fails to develop or close properly – the literal meaning for Spina Bifida is “split spine.” Typically occurring within the first 28 days of pregnancy while the neural tube is forming, Spina Bifida often occurs before a woman knows she is pregnant.
Commonly referred to as the “snowflake condition” of birth defects because no two cases are the same, Spina Bifida can range from mild to severe. The severity depends on everything from the size of the opening to the location on the spine.
We would appreciate any type of media coverage for this event that you could possibly provide. We would also love the possibility of one of your on air talents to MC/host our event as well.