On April 26, 2014, The Kennedy Center at Mercy staff took part in their very first 5k. The team, aptly named, Knee’d 2B Hip, was started as an initiative to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle while also having fun. The Glow 4 It Fox Cities 5k run/walk benefited The Arc Fox Cities, Inc. and took place along the SCA Friendship Trail in Neenah, WI.
This was a fun opportunity to help raise awareness of the Kennedy Center Sports Medicine program and to help a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth and adults with differing abilities. Many local businesses helped to sponsor this event. One major sponsor was Affinity Health System.
We had eight members of The Kennedy Center participate in this event. The walk/run began at dusk, and the after-celebration continued on into the night. The trail was lit up by the Knee’d 2B Hip team sporting glow face paint, necklaces, glasses and of course, our custom hot coral t-shirts! We definitely stood out amongst the crowd even after the sun went down!
The 5k run/walk season has just started, and The Kennedy Center’s Kneed 2B Hip team is extremely excited to participate in our next event!