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Event pairs children with and without a disability to to complete a race together as a team, using modifications if necessary.
SWIM: Children complete the swim by swimming alongside their buddy, by being pulled in a raft by their buddy or swimming with a noodle or kickboard.
BIKE: They complete the bike portion on an adaptive bike or pedaling a standard bike alongside their buddy.
RUN: To complete the run portion, children can be pushed in a wheelchair or jogging stroller. Athletes with disabilities who are able can jog or walk any part of the course, including across the finish.Race Distances:
Swim: 50 yards/ 2 laps
Bike: 0.75 mile
Run: 0.4 mile
kristin & Avery's Christmas Smiles
We met Teddy a few days before Christmas at Bronson Children's Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At age 8, Teddy had beaten cancer and was ready to ride a bike but his chemotherapy had left him weak and he had some balance issues. That's when his friend and fellow cancer survivor, Avery Kushion stepped in. Every year Avery and his twin sister Kristen, (with the help of their Mom & Dad), organize what is known as Avery & Kristen's Christmas Smiles. The family collects toys at their local school and relies on donations from the community to provide gifts for children who have to be hospitalized over Christmas. Last year alone they collected over 1200 gifts!