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Second Annual Bryon's Run for Paralysis will begin at Carroll

September 15, 2011

WAUKESHA, WIS.— A 5K run/walk/roll to benefit the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation will be hosted by Carroll University on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. The goal is to raise $15,000 and have more than 400 participants at the event. In 2010, the inaugural event drew 315 participants and raised more than $10,000. Team participation is encouraged.

Bryon Riesch, paralyzed from his chest down after a devastating accident, has worked with Carroll University's health sciences programs and has benefited from relationships developed with students and faculty. Carroll students in the health sciences provide wellness activities across the lifespan for individuals experiencing chronic disease and disability, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy, musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis or general conditions such as heart disease. In partnership with the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, this run/walk/roll will raise money and awareness for individuals with paralysis.

Race registration begins at 8 a.m. at Carroll's Schneider Stadium, 240 N. Barstow St. Students will lead pre-race stretching at 8:30 a.m. The run/walk/roll begins at 9 a.m. and the course will be on the streets surrounding Carroll's campus. The event will be held rain or shine; no refunds. Refreshments will be provided for all participants at the end of the race, and a raffle for door prizes will be held.

To register, visit or visit to print a brochure and mail registration to: Carroll University, c/o Becca Saal, Ganfield 109, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. She can also be reached by fax at 262.524.7376 or email at Make checks payable to Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation. Registration received by Sept. 23 will ensure a race-day T-shirt. Pre-registration entry fees are $25 or $60 for a family. Day-of registration is $30 each.

For more information, contact Janet Curtis, the foundation's director of marketing, at 262.391.1533 or


Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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