BeneFIT Bridgewater and Chester Shoe Drive for Charity
This Spring many exciting things our happening at BeneFIT Physical Therapy! Online we are 5 weeks into our “Couch to 5k” blog series, your go-to resource for physical therapist approved exercises to get anyone ready for their first, fifth or even fifteenth and beyond, 5k run this Spring.

 *****Chester’s Spring Stampede*****

In Chester,NJ, BeneFIT PT is participating in Spring Stampede 5k Course and Color Fun Run, on Saturday May 16, 2020. Spring Stampede is a USATF certified timed 5k that benefits the Educational Foundation of Chester. Here is the link to register for the 2020 Spring Stampede.

Registration ends May 13th! See the info pictured below for dates, deadlines and location!

 

**** Izzy’s Infantry Charge Towards a Cure ****

We are also participating in Izzy’s Infantry 5k Run/1-Mile Walk to Fight Childhood Cancer, Saturday May 30, 2020 . This will be at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ. In it’s second year in Bridgewater, Izzy’s includes a USATF certified timed 5k race, a 1-mile Family Fun Walk, and a Kids’ Dash for children under 10 years old.
Every week on our blog and social networks there are 5k exercises and activities. When you visit either of our clinics, Bridgewater or Chester, you can test your 5k knowledge with a fun trivia test as well!

 

Izzy’s gave us a $5 off code to share with our patients and friends of BeneFIT Physical Therapy. To  use our code for $5 off, enter BeneFIT when registering online. Participants who sign up by April 3 will be guaranteed a race shirt. Individual participants can sign up here:
https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Bridgewater/IzzysInfantryChargeTowardsaCure

 

For groups registering together as a fundraising team, use this link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/69234/BecomeFundraiser
The code is per registrant so even if several people sign up together, they will each get $5 off.

 

At both BeneFIT PT clinics in Bridgewater and Chester, NJ we are running a shoe drive for charity and donating the shoes to Soles4Souls, www.soles4souls.org, a charity that collects and distributes shoes to people in need around the world.

In Chester the drive ends a few days after the Spring Stampede, shoes will be collected the day of the 5ks at our booth as well. Check out our Instagram post about the Shoe Drive for Charity! Important note, the instagram video states the drive ends on May 18. May 18 is the last day to drop off shoes in Chester and for entries to count towards raffle tickets at our Chester Office. You can still drop off shoes at our Bridgewater clinic until May 30 and enter the Bridgewater raffle.  We will collect shoes at our booth at not only the Spring Stampede but also at out tent at Izzy’s Infantry.

 

**** Important Update**** : In light of CoVID-19 preventative precautions,keep all child and adult size shoe and sneaker donations in a bag or box somewhere that you can easily grab once things have gone back to normal. Social distancing is a great opportunity for Spring Cleaning!😎🤷‍♀️👞👟🥾🥿🛍👍
 
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✨SHOE DRIVE FOR CHARITY ✨⁣ ⁣ Calling all friends & family: thinking about throwing out old shoes for some spring cleaning? No need- stop into BeneFIT to donate them today! ⁣👟👞👢👡🥾👠🥿 ⁣ Each donation= 1 raffle ticket to win a prize. Donate as many shoes as possible, for charity AND for a greater chance to win. Two winners will be selected May 18th! ⁣ All shoes will be donated to @soles4souls , an organization providing shoes for those in poverty and creating jobs for many. ⁣ All members of the community are welcome, not just patients! ⁣ ⁣ Let’s do it!! 🎈💯💪🏼🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️ #charity #shoedrive #shoedrivefundraiser #soles4souls #benefitpt #benefitptnj #physicaltherapy #springcleaning #donate #donation

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For every pair of shoes or sneakers donated at the Chester clinic, BeneFIT PT will match $1 to the Spring Stampede. For shoes donated at the Bridgewater clinic, BeneneFIT PT will match $1 per pair of shoes to the Bradley Gardens Volunteer Fire Department to help them repair their firehouse after much of their building was destroyed by fire ant infestation.

 

 

Along with that, each pair donated equals one raffle entry for the donor! The winners of both locations’ raffles will be announced the week after each 5k.

 

At both races, BeneFIT PT will have tents and tables set up to give out water and quick massages during your run!

 

Any participant in Izzy’s Infantry or Spring Stampede can come in for a free physical therapy screening. Please call our office in Bridgewater, 908-203-5200, or at our Chester location, 908- 879-5700, to make an appointment.

 

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Are you participating in our Couch 2 5k Series or planning to run a 5k this spring?! If you have any pain, come right on in! • BeneFIT is now offering free screenings to anyone currently training for a 5k. Don’t let any pain stop you- let us help you get through the race! Contact our office at anytime and ask how to schedule your free screening! Also, make sure to follow our Couch 2 5k series on social media while preparing for your race! https://benefitpt.com/physical-therapy-blog/ 🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️ ⁣ #benefitpt #benefitphysicaltherapy #benefitptnj #feelthebenefit #bridgewaternj #chesternj #nj #newjersey #somersetcounty #running #walk #weekend #fitnessmotivation #fit #lifting #warmup #stretch #stretching #exercise #health #fun #friends #family #5k #physicaltherapy #rehab #running #runnersofinstagram #stretch #yoga #screening #freescreening

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We look forward to seeing you in the clinics and at the races! Have questions? E-mail us at info@benefitpt.com to let us know how we can better BeneFIT you!