The Fourth Annual Green Lake Walk and Roll presented by the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington continued its streak of amazing weather last Sunday. The sun was unseasonably bright for the late October morning, and the Northeast corner of the lake was buzzing with more than 30 members of the Lynnwood High School Key Club scrambling to set up registration tents and sponsorship tables for the day’s festivities. Across the path next to the boat rental station, a local cover band was hanging their banner reading their name, “Trainwreck.” As soon as the music started playing, people began clogging the registration tables both to the dismay of the Green Lake regulars and the events staff’s delight!
By morning’s end, nearly 300 people from all walks and rolls of life had made a lap around the lake and were filtering into the community center gymnasium for the first-ever Here and Now Project after Party! Offering tasty treats like homemade tamales courtesy of Jesse Magana and plenty of opportunities to connect with a myriad of Washington nonprofits like The Unbroken Foundation and FindingHUP, it is just another positive step towards our goal of creating a thriving paralysis support network here in the Northwest! To top it off, nearly $30,000 was raised to help SCIAW continue its mission!