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Raleigh, NC – It’s time for what is considered the third annual David Can 5k fundraiser, but the event has evolved into much more. It’s a multi-activity family affair to raise awareness about spinal cord injuries, which affect more than 12,000 Americans each year.
The event will include a 5k walk/run, cookout/refreshments, cornhole tournament, prize raffles, sack races and other children’s activities. The event takes place on Sat., Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at Anderson Point Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Just over two years ago, David was on a beach vacation with his two-year-old son and then-pregnant wife when he broke his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. Since that time, David has been an inspiration to his community because of his unyielding effort to fight for his recovery, willingness to share his experience for peer support and spreading awareness about spinal cord injuries and continued positivity. David is a true fighter and example of perseverance to everyone, having earned the superlative of Most Determined/Improved from rehab at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. He was also awarded Patient of the Month at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte.
Estimated lifetime costs for the care of a person with quadriplegia can cost as much as $3 million. Please join us for the David Can 5k Family Fun Day.