2013-05-29T02:59:46Z – RT @santana_steph: I may run the Nike women’s half marathon 1 day.


Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014

Tidewater Physical Therapy as well as its Newport News Tidewater Performance Center are satisfied to declare which its individuals plus customers donated 150 pairs of aged sneakers because piece of a effort to aid raise income for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The collection efforts were inside help of Erin Padgett, PA-C, a Physicians Assistant at the Orthopedic & Spine Center inside Newport News.

Padgett is an avid athlete plus fundraiser training for an stamina run with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Team inside Training (TNT) System.

In exchange for training plus help, TNT participants raise funds for remedies towards blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, plus myeloma.

Part of Padgetts fundraising included function for Green Sneakers, that collects aged plus utilized tennis boots to offer affordable footwear to folks inside need all over the world.

For each pound of boots which Padgett accumulated 1,135 pairs total, weighing inside at 1,600 pounds Green Sneakers may donate 50 cents to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Tidewater Physical Therapy as well as the Tidewater Performance Center are proud to aid Erin achieve her objectives, mentioned Paula Lumsden, Marketing plus Communications Coordinator with Tidewater Physical Therapy. We look forward to using Erin inside the years to come because she continues her training plus her philanthropic efforts.

Lumsden called Padgett plus her efforts, really inspirational.

I began team inside training last spring whenever I desired to run my initially full marathon Padgett mentioned. I lost a surprisingly close family friend, Stacy Philips, at age of 19 following being diagnosed with a uncommon tumor called a Thymoma. She place up an incredible fight, nevertheless inside the finish the cancer claimed.

Padgett plans to run the Nike Womens Half Marathon inside Washington, DC inside April.

During my lengthy runs it was pretty inspirational to consider Stacy, Padgett mentioned. When I thought my legs can no longer go about, I considered her challenges and just how she fought with everything she had whilst wearing a smile. I cant imagine how numerous mornings she woke up plus didnt wish To face the pain your day had to bring. If she not gave up plus persevered about then I, a healthy 28-year-old, can run 26.2 miles inside her memory. I continue to run inside her memory plus all numerous others that have lost the battle to cancer.


Founded inside 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy is an independent, outpatient bodily therapy practice with over 25 clinics inside southeast plus central Virginia plus 2 Performance Centers, placed inside Newport News plus Gloucester.