Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — Friendship provides living accommodations and rehabilitation for seniors here in Roanoke, but more than that, they provide connection.
During this challenging time when so many may be experiencing isolation, their team decided to organize an Outpace COVID-19 virtual run and walk to encourage movement and community support.
The virtual event kicks off today on National Senior Health and Fitness Day and ends on June 2nd. Proceeds will be used to help offset the costs of Friendship’s efforts to help ensure the health, safety and well-being of everyone at their campuses during the Coronavirus pandemic.
There are several ways to participate in Outpace COVID-19. Participants may run or walk 19 or 1.9 miles during the week, or participants may take 19 “steps” to help overcome the challenges of COVID-19. Examples of steps include making 19 calls to check in on family and friends, sewing 19 face masks for essential workers and residents, writing 19 notes to loved ones, or other creative ways to show support.
Registration is $25, and all participants will receive a t-shirt and other prize opportunities. To participate, click here. If making an online donation is more desirable, online gifts may be made, here.