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Physical Therapy Students, Faculty Hike in Support of Garrett’s “Hero” Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Belmont Physical Therapy students and faculty gathered at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park in Brentwood to support Garrett Sapp and his family for Garrett’s “Hero” Run, an annual 5K event to raise money and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Garrett—who the event is named for—is the son of Belmont DPT alumna Amber Sapp (‘05) and her husband Randy. Each year the Sapp family organizes this event to raise money for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization that is solely devoted to ending Duchenne. 

Throughout the past several years, DPT students have shown their support by heading to Maury County Park in Columbia to participate in Garrett’s Hero Run; however, this year—like the past two years—the run took place as a virtually held event. While Garrett and his family could not be among the participants, Dr. Christi Williams, associate professor with the School of Physical Therapy and fellow 2005 DPT alumna, rallied supporters together for a “hero hike”, inclusive of superhero garments, to keep the support and love for Garrett and the Sapp family high. 

With more than 30 students, faculty, and friends (furry ones alike) that participated in Garrett’s “Hero” Run, the Belmont PT family raised over $1,000.

Interested in supporting Garrett and PPMD? Donations are still being accepted. Together, we can end Duchenne!

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