Parrott staff take part in brain injury fundraiser
Monday, December 3, 2018
KINSTON — Parrott Academy’s unique “Miles for Meaning” fundraising race, an annual fixture for four years, ended on a high note on Nov. 17.
Faculty member and race coordinator Leslie Lewis of Greenville explained the event’s origin.
“We started this race in 2015 to show our love and support for Mitzi Moye, a dear friend and co-worker,” Lewis said. “She suffered a traumatic brain injury that summer after being hit by a car while she was out for her morning run. The doctors and therapists in the Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at Vidant worked to get her back out on the road running again.”
During the past four years, faculty, students, and families at Parrott who participated in the 5K race and 1 mile walk/run have raised more than $40,000, most of it donated to the Inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at Greenville’s Vidant Medical Center.
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