Nana Snow, a Kelly B. Todd committee member, said she has been involved with the annual Kelly B. Todd walk for the last three years, and it brings her a lot of enjoyment to work with the kids.
“You may start out thinking you’re helping the kids,” Snow said. “But then you realize that they are helping you. It makes you appreciate your own children more.”
The event, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, has been a community fixture for the past 19 years, and it gives the residents of Muskogee a chance to see how the Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center is helping kids.
According to the website, the KBT Center was founded by David and Beverly Todd in 1975. Their son, Kelly, had cerebral palsy, and it made David and Beverly aware of how much a facility was needed for physical therapy.
This year the KBT Walk will take place at Civitan Park in Muskogee, and will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to play games, listen to music, and enjoy great food as well as activities like horseback riding, inflatables, and balloon creations. There is no charge for the event, however the KBT Center is asking for donations.
Snow said that the main focus of the event is to bring kids with disabilities together with kids that don’t, and increase their awareness of disorders like cerebral palsy.
“Some of these kids don’t want help in different areas,” Snow said, her voice filling with emotion. “You just have to try to work with them, and let them do things by themselves. We want to educate the community on what we’re doing.”
There is a chance of rain on Saturday, and Snow said if it rains too much, they would have to reschedule. If an attendee is questioning the weather, they should call the KTB Center at (918) 683-4621, and listen to the recording, which will give them details about the Walk.
If you go
WHAT: Kelly B. Todd Walk .
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Civitan Park.
COST: Free, but taking donations.