History of Laps for Limbs
D'Youville College's Student Veterans Association is hosting its 6th annual Laps for Limbs event in the D’Youville community, at Front Park. The Student Veterans Association has successfully hosted 5 previous events. The inaugural event took place on March 25th, 2012, at St. Francis High School in WNY. Since then, over $33,000 has been raised and over 1,275 miles completed, in support of local amputees.
Funds raised have sent children with amputations from WNY, and their families, to Camp No Limits in Maine. This camp provides the full summer camp experience with adaptive activities, education, and support. Funds have also provided local amputees with home modifications, funded the Disabled Veterans of America (DAV), and supported the Paralympic Triathlon dreams of an Iraq veteran amputee.
The event continues to gain support and add unique and meaningful experiences to enrich our community. In 2016, a POW/MIA ceremony honored Captain Sydney Cole, a WWII POW. We will continue to honor and remember of our nation’s heroes each year, including the welcoming of the American Vietnam moving wall for the 2017 event.