Racing For Accessibility in Burlington, Vt.

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Erika and Zoe

Erika and Zoe

Courtesy of Zoe's Race

Last weekend more than 250 runners participated in the 4th annual Zoe's Race in Burlington. We raised more than $20,000 that will be used to help families make their homes accessible.

The idea for the race was sparked when Erika Nestor began a remodeling project to make her home accessible for her daughter Zoe. Zoe, who is now 9 years old, is in a wheelchair as a result of a near drowning accident when she was 18 months old.

Since the first race in 2009, money raised from the event has helped eight local families make their homes accessible.

Martie and Cathie work at the Howard Center, a comprehensive human services organization, in Burlington.



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