On May 15th, MLCPT joined over 8,000 other central New Yorkers at the NYS Fairgrounds to raise money and increase awareness for breast cancer research at the Susan G Komen "Race for the Cure". The day was colder and windier than expected, but the weather could do nothing to dampen the spirits of those around us. Whether we were speaking with survivors and their families or groups of local youths/volunteers who were there to help in any way that they could, the collective energy at the fairgrounds filled us with a positivity that is difficult to put into words.
To show our solidarity as a team, MLCPT wore our Breast Cancer Rehab shirts that read "We Make BooB
The following weekend, MLCPT rallied together to participate in the 5k walk/run to benefit Charity for Children. For those who may not be familiar with the group, Charity for Children is:
"...a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing financial and educational services to needy families in Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga and Oswego counties with children who suffer from disabilities, diseases and disorders."As one of the leading pediatric outpatient physical therapy offices in the Syracuse area, the staff at MLCPT witnesses first-hand the financial and emotional burden that many families experience in their efforts to do everything that they can for the health and wellness of their children. It was with those personal experiences in mind that we gathered at Green Lakes State Park to walk/run for yet another worthy cause. For the second weekend in a row, the sun chose not to shine, but it didn't prevent the event from being a tremendous success: a total of $10,000 raised for the charity.
The MLCPT team is proud to have spent the last 2 weekends working together to benefit the the CNY community. With a staff that is comprised of 3 cancer survivors and 2 parents of children with special needs, these 2 events in particular held a special place in our hearts and we are happy that we are able to contribute in some way. And although the race events themselves have concluded, the organizations that they benefit continue to provide a valuable service to the community all year long and would be grateful for any contributions that you can afford to give. Should you wish to make a donation please click the links below.