Thank you for your interest in the second annual Rally for Rebecca 5K Walk, Run, Roll. Proceeds from the event will support the nonprofit organization Help Hope Live, in honor of Plainview resident Rebecca Koltun. Participants are invited to join virtually or in person.
On March 13, 2021, Rebecca, then 21 years old, suffered catastrophic injuries to her neck and spinal cord in a life-threatening ski accident. Today, she remains paralyzed from the neck down.
The cost of Rebecca’s medical care is staggering. She requires round-the-clock care from specially trained nursing staff, as well as regular physical, occupational and respiratory therapies. The equipment she needs just to get through the day includes a custom wheelchair, adapted van, electronic hospital bed and Hoyer lift, and a host of medical supplies – all of which require ongoing maintenance and replenishment. The cost of her care exceeded $1 million in the year after her injury and will likely approach $200-300k/year for the rest of her life. You can find more information about Rebecca’s story and the cost of caring for a spinal care injury here.
From the very beginning, Rebecca's community of family and friends from around the globe have rallied to her support with kindness and generosity. Whether you choose to Rally for Rebecca as a Sponsor, Participant, Volunteer or simply by making a donation, Rebecca, her brother Erik and her parents (Audrey and Scott Koltun), are forever grateful for whatever support you can offer.
Ticket prices will be:
1 - $5.00
3 - $10.00
10 - $20.00
30 - $50.00
Original Artwork: Made by Mouth
Rebecca’s original paintings will be available for sale! For a preview, you can visit her Etsy shop.
Proceeds from both the 50/50 and the art sale will support Rebecca’s Help Hope Live campaign.
* Please come prepared with cash or Venmo to take part in the raffles or to buy paintings.
Top 1 M/F/NB
Top 3 M/F/NB POB residents
Top 3 M/F/NB wheelchair racers
Top 3 M/F/NB Age Groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90 & over.
In Person: Please see the event staff starting one hour before the event start time.
Hurry: Register by May 6 to get a personalized race number!
Virtual: If you don't get your bib in the mail, please use the live chat at elitefeats.com, and we'll send a new one after confirming your shipping address (include an apartment number if applicable)
Plainview Old Bethpage Middle School
Upload your times & photos beginning 5/27 - 6/4
TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE
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HOW TO POST TIMES
1. Cover ground whenever & wherever you'd like!
2. On Start Date visit elitefeats.com/Results - search this event.
3. Search your name - click Update.
4. Enter your time.
5. Optional upload up to 5 photos.
WHEN TO POST
EARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!
LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.
BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to start day. If you register after this, please allow 3-5 business days to receive.
You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!
LAST DAY TO REGISTER AND UPLOAD TIMES 6/4
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at [email protected]
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Donations made in honor of a specific individual, or in response to campaign solicitations, are restricted by region only and do not obligate Help Hope Live to allocate funds towards a specific individual, as the IRS would deem such donations to be private gifts, which are not tax deductible. Clients receive support according to their medical and financial need. Help Hope Live is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Information: 800.642.8399.
A copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the office of the Attorney General by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
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