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11th Annual Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10K
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The 11th Annual Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10k (fact sheet attached) will be held on Memorial Day, May 30th in Ridgewood, NJ.  For more information, please contact Angela Smith at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 973-324-8448.

Thanks very much,
Angela Smith
Race Director
Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10k

Please note:  My phone number changed to 973.324.8448

Angela A. Smith, M.A.
Research Coordinator
Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Laboratory
Kessler Foundation Research Center
300 Executive Drive, Suite 70
West Orange, NJ  07052
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: (973) 324-8448
Fax  : (973) 324-8373


 Kessler Foundation Presents

The Eleventh Annual Wheelchair 10K


Kessler Foundation presents the 11th Annual Wheelchair 10K, the wheelchair division of the Fred d’Elia Ridgewood Run held annually on Memorial Day. 

About the Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10K

At 8:40 a.m. on Monday, May 30, 2011, wheelchair racers from around the country will kick-off the series of seven events that comprise the Fred d’Elia Memorial Day Ridgewood Run.   With the support of the North Jersey Masters, the Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10K has grown to one of the largest 10K’s in the country.  Other event sponsors include: Park Ave BMW; Global Risk Consultants; Marriott® Residence Inn; Ridgewood Running Co., and EZ Ride.

About the WheelBlazers

The event will also include members of the WheelBlazers, a racing team sponsored by the Kessler Foundation.  The team, which is open to individuals of high school age or older, provides individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in an organized team sport.  

Instruction/coaching is provided for wheelchair racers at all levels of experience, novice to elite.  Disabilities may include, but are not limited to: spina bifida, spinal cord injury, post-polio, amputations, and non-progressive neuromuscular disorders.  Practices are held once a week from April through September at Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, NJ.  Trained volunteers are available for assistance and new members are always welcome.

About Kessler Foundation

Kessler Foundation, established in 1985, is one of the largest public charities supporting people with physical disabilites. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of people with physical disabilities by raising, managing and distributing resources  to support Kessler Foundation Research Center, its cutting-edge research facility and by supporting the efforts of other non-profit organizations that serve individuals with disabilities. Kessler Foundation Research Center conducts a range of research initiatives designed to improve function and quality of life for people with disabilities caused by spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other chronic neurological and orthopedic conditions. Kessler Foundation also supports programs that promote the employment of people with disabilities through its Program Center’s “Transition to Work” Signature and Community Employment Grants. The Foundation’s Special Initiative Grants support educational programs like “ThinkFirst”, an injury prevention program aimed at children and teens. Kessler Foundation has a full-time staff of 90 individuals, divided between two locations in West Orange, New Jersey. Visit us at