As a result of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, numerous people experienced traumatic amputations, spinal cord injuries and other serious injuries. Initially, outside assistance was present in Haiti, but most immediate response organizations have vacated Haiti, leaving massive needs unmet. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and an estimated 10% of Haitians have a disability. The rehabilitation needs in Haiti continue to be extensive. Here's what we have been doing to help.
In late 2013, the Haiti Rehab Project opened a shop in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to provide a work space for individuals with disabilities. In 2014, we trained members of the Team Zaryen Amputee Soccer team to make walkers, canes and other items out of PVC pipe. These are being distributed throughout Haiti to medical clinics, orphanages, and directly to families in need. Members of the Wheelchair Basketball team also started a sewing and embroidery business at the shop. In 2015, our mission group provided woodworking skills training, and with the basketball team, began building mat tables and other items we need to open a rehab clinic in Haiti.
Our goals are to continue to provide skills training programs for those with disabilities in Haiti, to support adaptive sports vital to improving quality of life in Haiti, and to open a rehab clinic so we can reach out to so many individuals with rehabilitation needs in Haiti.
Your participation and donation will go directly toward the goals of the Haiti Rehab Project and positively affect the quality of life of individuals in Haiti. We appreciate any assistance you can give.
The Haiti Rehab Project is an organization whose mission is to support rehabilitation and medical clinics, orphanages, families, and outreach programs for those with special needs in Haiti.
Learn more at haitirehabproject.org and Haiti Rehab Project Facebook page for more information on our work and how you can make a difference.
Event details and schedule
Join us Saturday, September 19, 2015 for the Haiti Rehab Project 5K and Obstacle Challenge. Come race with us to raise funds for those with disabilities in Haiti.
The race will be held at FT Proctor Park. The 5K route will include three trips around the larger loop. The Obstacle Challenge will be approximately 1 mile following the smaller loop with obstacles just off the path. More information at www.haitirehabproject.org
Parking and Arrival Information
Drive to the parking lot at the intersection of Rutger and Ludlow. Registration will be located at the pavilion to the right (east side) of the lot.
9:00- 9:40 a.m. Race day registration and packet pick-up
9:40 a.m. Kids 100 Meter Dash Fun Run for 7 yrs and younger (free race day registration)
9:50 a.m. Wheelchair Division Line up at Starting Line, all other divisions lined up behind them
10:00 a.m. Wheelchair Division Start
10:03 a.m. Run/Walk Start all divisions
10:30 a.m. Additional Obstacle Challenge registration
10:50 a.m. Obstacle Challenge Teams Line up at Start
11:00 a.m. Obstacle Challenge Start (teams of two) in 5 minute intervals until done
Post Race Post Race Party, Chicken Barbeque & Awards Ceremony
2014 Haiti Rehab Project 5K Winners
Men's Division: Eric Kahl
Women's Division: Emily Vallee
Wheelchair Division: Hermin Garic
Who will be this years 5K, Obstacle Course and Combined 5K/Obstacle Haiti Ninja Warriors?
See you at the course!
Haiti Rehab Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support rehabilitation and medical clinics, orphanages, families, and outreach programs for those with special needs in Haiti.
Learn more about our work at www.haitirehabproject.org
Donation Note: This event will be held rain or shine, however, if the event must be cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions or for the safety of participants or other circumstances beyond the organizer’s control, your registration will be considered a tax deductible donation to Haiti Rehab Project, and we will make tee shirts available for pick up. Thank you for the continued support.
Haiti Rehab Project