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Race to Rebuild slated for May 30 at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

The WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, along with the Mountaineer Trauma Support Group, invites the community to participate in a special walk/run/cycle/roll event that will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, in conjunction with National Trauma Awareness Month.

This event is part of the American Trauma Society and Trauma Survivors Network’s virtual 5K/one-mile walk/run/cycle/roll event, Race to Rebuild. The initiative supports trauma survivors as they survive, connect and rebuild their lives after a traumatic event.

Participants will gather in front of Milan Puskar Stadium and embark on one of the walking loops near the hospital. The specific route will be determined closer to the event date. Individuals also have the option to complete the walk/run/cycle/roll individually at their convenience.

There is no cost to participate in the Race to Rebuild, and advance registration is not required.

The Mountaineer Trauma Support Group, established in 2019, offers patients and families a supportive environment to connect with others who have experienced trauma. Monthly meetings provide a platform for trauma survivors and their families to share experiences, learn coping strategies and gain peer support.

The meetings are held at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the fourth-floor conference room of the Physician Office Center on the Ruby Memorial Hospital campus. The meetings are also accessible via Microsoft Teams for those who cannot attend in person.

For more information about the Support Group or to join the meetings, email MountaineerTraumaSupport@WVUMedicine.org.