New York Medical College

Community Connection Race for rehab

D.P.T. students host most successfual Race for Rehab to date

The 8th annual Race for Rehab hosted by students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program the School of Public Health was an unqualified success, despite drenching rains on race day, October 1. One hundred and twenty participants, including 25 Achilles Track Club (ATC) athletes, braved the wet weather to participate in the race, which raised $6,000 for the ATC, a world-wide organization that encourages people with physical challenges to participate in running events, regardless of speed, level of ability or age. It was the most money raised for ATC since the Race for Rehab began, bringing the total amount donated to $31,000.

The race was organized by second-year D.P.T. students, led by Cassandra Catalano and Meghan Slemenda, with the support of Anthony M. Sozzo, M.A., M.S.Ed., associate dean for student affairs and director of student activities and student financial planning, and faculty advisor Janet Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., assistant professor of practice and director of clinical education in physical therapy. The race included a certified 5K route, and for the first time, a certified 10K route. Local Girl Scout Troop 1151 from Pleasantville, N.Y., also helped out by lending a hand at the food and beverage table and many local citizens and vendors contributed to the event’s success with generous donations.