Our goal for the event, is to make it possible for all children that have Spina Bifida in West Virginia, to be able to attend Mountaineer Spina Bifida Camp.
Andrew “Drew” Humphreys battled his whole life with Spina Bifida. He was a strong member of the community and he benefited from The Mountaineer Spina Bifida Camp. Drew attended the camp for ten years where he developed self-esteem, social skills, and self-reliance while he participated in recreational and social activities. Drew passed away due to complications of Spina Bifida, and Drew’s Day was created in his memory by Alyssa Lawson, a classmate and family friend. The proceeds from Drew’s Day provide scholarships for West Virginia children born with Spina Bifida and make it possible for them to attend the camp. Mountaineer Spina Bifida Camp was Drew’s, and other campers who have since passed away, favorite place to be. We would love to see these children have the opportunity and joy to make life-long memories and friends.
Mountaineer Spina Bifida Camp was founded upon the belief that there should be a place where the children around West Virginia, with Spina Bifida, could meet with their peers and not feel secluded or different. The camp is held each year at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV. Campers participate in various activities such as: swimming, wheelchair hockey and baseball, crafts, campfires, fishing, and even a prom. The camp is run solely on monies from companies and private donations. Campers are only charged a small, flexible fee based on the family’s income. The biggest expense for the camp is insurance. With supplies, room + board, food, and insurance, the total expense per camper is about $1,000.
Raised since the event began in 2007
13th Annual 5K Run, Walk, Stroll & Roll
April 6th, 2019 at “The Loop,” St. Albans
8:00 AM Pre-Registration
9:00 AM Race Begins
Each participant raises funds for children with Spina Bifida in West Virginia. You can register with us today or you can register with us on race day. If you would like your participation timed, you must register as a runner. Awards will be presented after the race.
Awards will be given for first and second place, both women’s and men’s in each of the age categories listed below.
- Under 14
- 15 - 19
- 20 - 29
- 30 - 39
- 40 - 49
- 50 - 59
- 60 - 69
- 70 and Over
Awards will be given for the overall best time for a male and female walker.
Stroll & Roll
Stroll with your baby/child or roll along in your wheelchair. Stroller and Wheelchair categories will have an overall first and second place winner
Show your support and register to participate or volunteer in this wonderful event.
Follow the above link. Upon registering a free account, select Drew’s Day in the upcoming races.
Download and fill out the registration form above. Send the form and registration fee* to:
534 New Goff Mountain Rd.
Charleston, WV 25313
*The registration fee is $20, $25 the day of the race. Please make checks payable to Mountaineer Spina Bifida Camp
Please contact us if you would like to volunteer for the event on April 6th. We could always use a helping hand!
Can’t make it to this year’s event? Donate at any time. We greatly appreciate any amount you can contribute.
You can make your contribution payable to Mountaineer Spina Bifida Camp and send to:
534 New Goff Mountain Rd
Charleston, WV 25313