2nd Annual Race for the DREAM 5K Walk/Run is Coming

August 30, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
August 30, 2017 - Davison, MI - Ireland's Dream is pleased to announce that registration for their 2nd Annual Race for the DREAM 5K Walk/Run is now open on Active.com. This race has some unique features not seen in other similar races. Participants are encouraged to run in their pajamas, and can even win a prize for the best pajamas! Medals will be awarded in multiple categories. They are also the creators of the exclusive Cerebral Palsy Swagger, where those participants with cerebral palsy, and their caregivers, open the race activities with their own walk/run. It is truly inspiring for all those who attend! The race is slated for September 16th, at the Jack Abernathy Park in Davison, MI. Start time is 11am.

Cerebral palsy is a common movement disorder caused by brain damage at birth. Cerebral palsy is the single most common childhood disability. It affects about 500,000 children in the United States, according to cerebralpalsy.org. Children with cerebral palsy often have difficulty gaining access to therapies that significantly improve their quality of life, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, stem cell therapy, ScoliSMART scoliosis therapy, Cuevas Medek therapy, and neurofeedback therapies. Since health insurances typically do not cover these therapies, many families cannot afford such treatment. Ireland's Dream, a local 501c(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicates to raising money to help children with cerebral palsy gain access to such therapies.

Ireland's Dream was founded by Dr. Megan Strauchman, a local physician and mother to a daughter with cerebral palsy. According to Dr. Strauchman, "many patients and their families cannot find or afford the therapies that seem to help most. Moreover, Ireland's Dream helps families find the financial means to receive such treatments, through grants, donations, and less-known health insurances." The ultimate goal of Ireland's Dream is to build an independent medical center where all of these therapies may be received under one roof, where people can receive these treatments for little or no out-of-pocket cost.

For more information on the Race for the DREAM, or for more info on how you can help Ireland's Dream, you can contact Dr. Megan Strauchman at info@irelandsdream.com. You can also visit their website, irelandsdream.com, or their Facebook page at facebook.com/irelandsdream.

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