This fall, Belmont Physical Therapy students worked in conjunction with the Sara Walker Foundation to organize the annual Sara Walker Run. The event consists of a 5K, Kids Fun Run, and worship service honoring the work that God has done through the Sara Walker Foundation in memory of Belmont Physical Therapy alumna Sara Pigg Walker (’03).
Sara was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011, and the first run was organized to assist in fundraising for her medical expenses. Since then, the run has been the primary fundraiser for the Sara Walker Foundation, which supports various missions to bring healthcare aid and the love of Jesus to those in need overseas.
Belmont Physical Therapy students volunteered to create balloon arches, plan obstacle courses, participate with the kids, check in participants and more. Sara’s former classmates met with current Belmont students after the run to highlight the impact the Belmont DPT program has had on their lives and to encourage them to live meaningfully.
Read more about Sara’s story, the Foundation and ways to support at sarawalkerfoundation.org.