5K & 1 Mile Honorary CP Walk
The Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes is more than a race – it’s a celebration of cerebral palsy (CP) warriors and all those living with physical challenges.
Join us for an inspiring day along the Buffalo Waterfront. Individuals of all abilities are invited to participate, including those with wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. Creating this welcoming, supportive community has helped the Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes grow from about 100 participants in the first year to over 700 at our last event (in 2019).
For a unique twist, you can choose to wear ankle weights to simulate what it may be like for someone living with CP. As our foundation’s largest annual event, every dollar raised offers opportunity and hope to individuals and families living with CP.
Event detail and registration
The next Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes 5K and 1 Mile Honorary CP Walk will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Check back soon for event details and registration information.
We will continue to follow New York State and CDC guidelines and will adjust plans to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being.
The annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes is held at Wilkeson Pointe at the Buffalo Outer Harbor. Our scenic course will take you along the waterfront on the bike path. After the race, stay and enjoy the rain gardens, sculptures, and beach. You can also stop by Long Boards Paddle Company for paddle boards and kayak rentals, or cool off with a drink and food at the Consumer’s beer garden.
As part of our commitment to inclusion, our smooth bike path race course is fully accessible for wheelchairs and other supportive devices.
why we walk, run, and roll
Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability for children – one that can make talking, walking, and other everyday tasks a monumental challenge. Yet there is no federal funding for CP research. But with your help, we can give hope to those affected by this forgotten disability.
Proceeds from the Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes are used to bring a cutting-edge physical therapy approach – the Symptom Recovery Model – to Western New York. We do this by awarding grants for individuals to receive therapy. In just a short period of time, local families are already seeing life-changing results from this PT model.
Zest for Life Fundraising
Our inspiration-driven fundraiser, Zest for Life, is about the virtue of courage and embodying positive energy through motivating challenging tasks. Those who have zest exude enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.
The Zest for Life campaign fundraising effort empowers all individuals – from any walk of life – to improve quality of life for someone living with Cerebral Palsy. Whether or not you participate in the race, your donation – and your story – makes a difference. Receive the feeling of zest within for helping others.
Check back soon for information on how to sign up and form your team.
The Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes wouldn’t be possible without generous sponsors.
If your business or organization is interested in joining the fight against CP, contact us for information.
Thank you to our 2020 sponsors: