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During the NYC Marathon we had the chance to meet with our friends from New Zealand at the CatWalk Trust
-- "dedicated to raising funds to support the body of scientific opinion which says a cure for spinal cord injury will be found."
This year their founder, Catriona Williams, who was spinal cord injured eight years ago, participated in the marathon. Before hand they wrote this to us:
Catriona continues to treasure a letter Christopher sent her at the time of her accident. In it, he told her she would always be the same person, no matter what. She has kept that letter, framed, in her gym room for eight years. I am sure he would be proud of how far she has come.
Her team of 25 all finished the race, raising over $285,000.
We just heard form them again this week. They had a wonderful idea, a national campaign they call Get Black on Your Feet
. It involves selling branded black socks through New Zealand’s largest supermarket chain. It's a joint venture between The CatWalk Trust, The New Zealand Spinal Trust and The New Zealand Rugby Foundation.
Awareness and fundraising. Brilliant!
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