Super H 5K Raises More Than $50,000 for Adaptive Sports Teams

October 2, 2018

15TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER DRAWS MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE

McLean, Virginia – OCT. 2, 2018 — MedStar National Rehabilitation Network’s 15th annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel drew more than 200 participants and raised more than $50,000 this year. The race, which benefits athletes who participate in MedStar NRN’s adaptive sports programs, was held in very wet, rainy conditions on Sunday, Sept. 23.

MedStar NRN’s adaptive sports programs enable athletes with disabilities to compete in various sports such as wheelchair basketball; wheelchair tennis; adaptive rowing; sled hockey; quad rugby; Boccia ball; hand cycling, and more.

Funds raised from the Super H race have also enabled all of MedStar NRN’s adaptive sports teams to compete at the national level. Our wheelchair basketball team is currently ranked number 3 in the nation. Additionally, one of our players, Trevon Jenifer, is a gold medalist on the U.S. Paralympic basketball team, while Hallie Smith is a member of the U.S. Paralympic Rowing team. MedStar NRN’s programs range from introductory clinics to elite competitions.

“We sincerely appreciate all of the generosity of our sponsors and those who attended this year’s race,” said Joan Joyce, director of recreation therapy and community relations for MedStar NRN. “Our adaptive athletes are very grateful for all of the support they receive as well as those coming for our fitness classes. It really means a lot to everyone.”

MedStar NRN thanks all of this year’s race sponsors including: Volkswagen Group of America; Reyes Holdings; Darren Star Productions; Streetsense; Tetra Tech; Gregorio’s; Greenhill; Stein Sperling; APTA – the American Physical Therapy Association; National Seating & Mobility Clinic; MedStar Medical Group Radiology; Progressions Salon; NuMotion; Hanger Clinic; Tri-Union Express; ABC Home Medical; Data-Search, Inc; Robert’s Home Medical; District Amputee Care Center, LLC; Hollister; The Super H Family; Elle Leech-Black; Timmie Metz Band; MetroLogo; and Sport & Health, Tysons Corner.

Next year’s race takes place in September of 2019. Stay tuned for information on the date and time.

To contribute to adaptive sports even though the race is over go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K 

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About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. 

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.   

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries. 

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke. 

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org. 

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