Winter Walkabout 2015

$33,311

 

67% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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The Story

EVENT DATE: Feb 21, 2015

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Feb 28, 2015

FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Feb 21, 2015

Registration

$15 per person. Includes Walkabout t-shirt and hot lunch.

Kids ages 12 and under under attend for FREE.

About the Walkabout

The Winter Walkabout is a 3K snowshoe event to raise funds and awareness for Vinland National Center. Music, raffle drawings for great prizes, hot food, and a lakeside bonfire all create a festive event that is fun for the whole family. This event is open to people of all fitness and experience levels. Last year, more than 150 people attended the event. Through the support of snowshoers and sponsors, we raised more than $50,000!

Why We Walk

  • 3.2 million people in the United States live with disabilities as the result of a brain injury; there are 100,000 people living with brain injuries in Minnesota alone.
  • 1 out of 2 people living with a brain injury has a substance abuse issue, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disability. This rate is five times higher than the general population.
  • Every $1 spent on treatment saves society $7 from reduced health care costs, reduced crime, and increased productivity, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Vinland National Center provides much needed services to adults with cognitive disabilities, including brain injuries and learning disabilities. On average every year, 70% of Vinland's clients are individuals living with disabilities due to brain injury. Vinland helps these individuals build full and rewarding lives through a whole-person approach to services, which includes recovery from substance abuse, mental health services, therapeutic exercise, vocational services, and supportive housing. Vinland helps its clients adjust to the "new normal" of a life with cognitive disabilities. Vinland is nationally recognized for being the premier center of its kind.

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Jeff and Julie 2015

Amount Raised:

$855

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Walkabout Donations

Amount Raised:

$31,761

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Outpatient team

Amount Raised:

$330

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Josh's Winter walkabout 2015

Amount Raised:

$240

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Amy's Fundraiser

Amount Raised:

$55

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Larson-Kidd

Amount Raised:

$20

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Flower Lady

Amount Raised:

$0

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Sojourn

Amount Raised:

$0

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Tasks Unlimited

Amount Raised:

$0