Skeleton Skedaddle helps raise money for UM program

Posted at 8:27 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 10:28:49-04

MISSOULA – Dozens of families carried the spirit of the Halloween through the rain on Sunday to take part in the Skeleton Skedaddle.

Although the rain may have dampened their clothes, it did not affect their spirits as they took part in the 5K fundraiser.

The University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science hosted the fun-run to raise money for a trip to a national conference.

Families and students in costumes weathered braved the cold weather to run around the Oval and campus to raise money — and in the spooky spirit of Halloween, many ran in costume.

Event chair Tessa Nekelbeak says that the event is a way to show the importance of physical therapy.

We’re trying to kind of promote physical therapy little bit more out in the community because it’s kind of something that a lot of people don’t know very much about,” Nekelbeak explained.

“So, we’re trying to get people together have a good time…get people exercising and help promote physical therapy and support our program!” she added.

The University of Montana Physical Therapy School organized a fun-run to raise money for a trip in July to the Physical Therapy Combined Section Meeting in Washington DC.