Zoe's Race Raises Money for Wheelchair Accessibility Projects

By Staci DaSilva | sdasilva@nexstar.tv

Published 08/28 2016 09:06PM

Updated 08/28 2016 09:06PM

People gathered Sunday at Oakledge Park in Burlington, Vt., for the 8th annual Zoe’s Race.

The family-friendly event is organized by the Howard Center.

People could choose between a 1K run or a 5K fun or walk.

Money raised goes towards home accessibility projects.

The race is in honor of Zoe Nestor who is in a wheelchair after a near-drowning experience when she was 18 months old. She is now 11 years old.

“"The help makes a huge difference, the changes in the house, it doesn't just benefit the child, but it benefits the family, the caregivers that come in to help take care of the child, it makes a huge, huge difference,” said Erika Nestor, Zoe’s mom.

Since 2009, the event has raised more than $160,000.


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