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The 2017 Laps for Limbs Raises Over $20,000

DYC Student Veteran Association Raises Over $40,000 at Laps For Limbs Community Weekend

Buffalo, New York – June 1, 2017 – Over 100 participants joined with the D’Youville College Student Veterans of America at the sixth annual Western New York Laps for Limbs event on April 30, 2017. Participants walked, ran, and rolled through Front Park, and despite stormy conditions the event raised over three times the amount ever donated at past Laps for Limbs events.

This year’s event began with the opening of the American Veteran Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall and continued through a Grit 'N Wit obstacle course, a charity dinner, and the running of the Laps of Limbs.

“I want to thank all those who donated their time and their resources to make this event a success,” said D’Youville College SVA President Ryan Hill-Falkenthal, “Watching everyone come out to run – regardless of the rain, hearing the kind words from everyone who visited Front Park throughout our time there, or seeing fellow veterans stare respectfully at the traveling memorial wall, reminded us of what a great community we have and what your support means to us all.”

Laps for Limbs is an ability-focused, community organization that raises funds and awareness for local children and veterans with amputations. The inaugural Laps for Limbs took place in 2012 in Hamburg, NY, and, to date, the event has raised over $73,000 and participants have run over 1,000 miles at the events.

The recipients of this years donations are Camp No Limits and a Korean War veteran in need of a prosthesis following amputation – each will receive $10,000.

2017 Laps for Limbs By the Numbers

Amount Raised: $40,000

Amount Donated: $20,000

Participants: Over 100!

Miles Run: 314

View the Events

Check out some of the highlights of the 2017 Laps for Limbs or view the entire albums for all D'Youville College events at the D'Youville College Flickr Page.

An onlooker examines the traveling memorial wall.

A Traveling Tribute to Veterans

Veterans and members of the public came to Front Park to view the American Veteran Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall.

The American flag hangs from two fire engine ladders.

Old Glory at Front Park

A giant US flag hung above the opening ceremony attendees – suspended from the ladders of two fire engines.

D'Youville College President Lorrie Clemo addresses the opening ceremony attendees.

A Message From President Clemo

D'Youville College President Lorrie Clemo addressed the opening ceremony attendees at Front Park.

James Borzillieri runs with a flag during the Laps for Limbs event.

Running with Pride

James Borzillieri carries a flag as he runs the Laps for Limbs course.

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Grit 'N Wit participants run through the obstacles.

Grit 'N Wit

Runners braved rain, mud, and obstacles to overcome the Grit 'N Wit course.

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A flag rests among flowers.

Dinner For a Cause

A charity dinner was held on the D'Youville College campus.

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