FACE the Challenge Virtual Race

***Jodi Barth, PT CCI at Rock Creek Park’s Ken-Gar Palisades Park, concluding our First Annual FACE the Challenge virtual run/walk event on September 10, 2016.***

We would like to thank all of our participants, donors, and corporate sponsors who helped in making the First Annual FACE the Challenge event a success! 

CONGRATULATIONS to our prize winners: Kimberly Capocasale, Cheryl Edwards and Amy Mitchell - thank you so much for your participation!  We are happy to share that the event raised $17,532 that will go towards research projects to improve facial palsy and TMJ disorder.
Stay tuned for information on our upcoming 2017 FACE the Challenge event that will be listed on this page. If interested in learning more about our upcoming projects please visit our research page.

What is a Virtual Race?
A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself using either your fitbit or any other app of your choice.

What: FACE the Challenge is a virtual race to raise awareness for facial palsy and TMJ disorder.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive prizes provided by the Center for Facial Recovery, Rockville, Maryland. 

When: You can set your very own personal goal and complete your race any time during the scheduled race time. Participant sponsors are asked to donate a minimum of $1 a mile towards their fundraising goal. You can have your friends, family and co-workers sponsor you as you rack up the miles. Or, you can have your family and friends register and walk with you!  We will provide a log to record your steps and your pledges as well as a very cool T-shirt.  Individual and corporate sponsors will be recognized in the event program, on our website and in the Foundation’s annual report.  

Where: This is a virtual event, which means you can participate from anywhere! You choose the course within the week, and you time yourself!

Why: To raise awareness for Facial Paralysis and TMJ dysfunction . The Foundation’s mission is to advance the treatment of two little-understood conditions that are especially difficult to heal—facial palsy and TMJ disorders—through a three-pronged approach: A) Provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and experiences among healthcare providers regarding these conditions; B) Conduct research on a broad spectrum of facial palsy and TMJ disorder treatments and related subjects; C) Educate providers, patients, and the public about these conditions, their significance, and effective treatment options.

Cost: $25 registration fee, which includes a t-shirt and shipping.  To sponsor a participant please click the donate tab above and follow instructions.

For more information please contact Maria McFarland at: m.mcfarland@foundationforfacialrecovery.org