SOAR's Eagle 5k Run/Walk

Event Date

Sat, Oct 25, 2014


Waynesville, NC

About This Activity

October is national ADHD awareness month. During this time local organizations work together to bring awareness and support to people living with ADHD. ADHD is not a disability or a disease but simply a different way of learning, interacting, and processing. Over 11% of school aged children are diagnosed with ADHD yearly.  This astonishing statistic is on the climb and has averaged a 2% increase every four years. When listed as a percent,it is very easy to dismiss this statistic, however this same statistic means that 834 school aged children are living with ADHD in Haywood County alone. Can we afford to dismiss that many children’s’ difference in learning?

SOAR is a summer camp and boarding school for children with ADHD that has been tucked into Balsam for the last 37 years. Our mission is providing adventure based wilderness programs and experiential education services to school-aged youth in the community. We believe these students flourish when they are encouraged to focus on their strengths in an experiential setting as well as encourage our students to develop and utilize strategies which enable them to compensate for those challenging characteristics of LD and AD/HD.

The course will take you through scenic downtown Waynesville with an out and back route.

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