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Ninth annual “Run, Walk and Roll Race” to be held Sept. 24

September 21, 2016 by Amy Holcombe

GREENVILLE— A year after being struck by a car while out for a run, Mitzi Moye, 59, will join racers for the ninth annual “Run, Walk and Roll Race for Rehab” on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Moye has been running the same route where she lives in Maury in Greene County for the last several years. One morning last June while out for a run, Moye was hit from behind by a car going more than 55 miles per hour. Among her injuries, her C1 vertebrae was broken in three places, her left arm was mangled, and she had staples in her skull and leg. Moye spent the next 12 days in a coma at Vidant Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit.

“I am excited for this race because as I see people from therapy, amputees and others, running alongside me. It reminds you that you’re not alone,” said Moye. “To be out there participating, I know that we are all ultimately on the same team.”

“I am excited for this race because as I see people from therapy, amputees and others, running alongside me. It reminds you that you’re not alone,” said Moye. “To be out there participating, I know that we are all ultimately on the same team.”

Moye continues to recover and improve through physical, occupational and speech therapy with the help of specialists at the Vidant Health Rehabilitation Center.

“When I began inpatient therapy, I couldn’t talk,” Moye explained. “I have now been with the same occupational therapist, who is also a hand specialist, since December; he has a feel and a touch and knows what to do to push me – the collaboration between him and the doctor who is rebuilding my arm has been crucial to my success. They have a shared interest in giving me the best care.”

Net proceeds from the race will benefit programs and services at the Vidant Health Rehabilitation Center.

Since 1977, the rehabilitation center has offered a wide range of integrated inpatient and outpatient programs. Through both a 75 -bed inpatient rehabilitation center and four different outpatient locations, specialized care is provided for adults and children with stroke, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, orthopedic injuries, and neuromuscular disorders.

Go to www.runtheeast.com or call 252-847-0207 to register or for more information.

WHAT: “Run, Walk and Roll for Rehab” 5K, one-mile fun run/walk and 100 yard kids dash

WHERE: Registration is at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. 6th Street, Greenville, N.C.
Racecourse will run through downtown Greenville and East Carolina University.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24
Registration: 7:15 a.m.
Race starts: 8:30 a.m.

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