Stroll & Roll for Disabilities, a fundraiser for the Omaha Institute, goes digital | Stay life



The crowd begins the hike at the Walk & Roll for Disabilities in 2018. This year’s fundraiser, a virtual event, takes place on Sunday.


KENT SIEVERS, THE WORLD HERAL

The Walk & Roll for the disabled is more like Walk, Roll and Zoom.

The annual fundraising campaign, in which participants walk and roll in wheelchairs or adaptive bicycles, will be converted to a virtual format this year.

The event, hosted by the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, raises funds for adult recreational programs at the Munroe Meyer Institute.

The virtual event takes place on Sunday with an 11 o’clock zoom presentation. In the run-up to the event, attendees will be encouraged to take a walk or share pictures on the event’s Facebook page.

“It will definitely be a different experience,” said Mary McHale, chairman of the board of directors of the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities.

The virtual session, which will last approximately an hour, will be a presentation by Dr. Karoly Mirnics, director of the Munroe Meyer Institute, as well as performances by bands, clowns, people dressed as Star Wars characters and other entertainers.

Over the past several years, the event has drawn around 350 hikers and scooters, McHale said. So far, around 200 have been registered. Organizers hope to raise approximately $ 25,000 through the event.

The money raised will be used for the adult leisure program at the Munroe Meyer Institute. Programs include clubs that focus on cooking, arts, cycling, and gardening. Other offerings include art classes, acting classes, and swimming.

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