Have you and your family been looking for something fun and new to do in our community?

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists invites community members to participate in the inaugural “Choose To Move Challenge”.

The event and fundraiser will take place from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9, as participants can choose to do a variety of new activities anywhere, at their convenience, anytime within the community.

October is National Physical Therapy Month, which raises awareness of the value and benefits of physical therapy.

“As part of PT Month, we wanted to create a new event to encourage physical activity while making it fun for the whole family,” Northern Rehab President Ken Olson said in a news release. “We also wanted to create a fundraiser for the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County.

“The VAC provides many important services and programs to promote health, nutrition and mobility for members of our community and this provides a way for Northern Rehab to support the VAC,” he said in the release.

Participants will pick up or download a Choose To Move activity card, which includes a variety of activities to do such as try a new outdoor game or sport, hike in a new park or forest preserve, re-explore your downtown (or a new downtown area), or walk, bike or hike along a lake or river.

Participants are challenged to choose four (or more) activities from the card, take a picture doing one of the activities, then post it on Northern Rehab’s social media or email them with permission to post. Participants then bring their completed activity card to any of Northern Rehab’s four locations to receive a limited-edition event T-shirt (adult and youth sizes available) and be entered in a raffle.

There is no cost for participants; however, in lieu of a registration/participation fee, Northern Rehab invites you to consider making a donation to the VAC; any amount is welcome. Northern Rehab will match donations up to $500. Donations (cash or check) for the VAC will be collected at all Northern Rehab clinic locations and can be dropped off when you pick up your event T-shirt.

For more details and to download the activity card, visit www.northernrehabpt.com/events/ or pick up a card at any of the Northern Rehab locations in DeKalb (Sycamore Road and Lincoln Highway), Genoa and Rochelle. Follow Northern Rehab on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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