What a special weekend for everyone at the John Volken Academy. It was the 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Vancouver – 10 k and half marathon. Families from all over came to support their loved ones and run together for TEAM VOLKEN. It was the first time many of the parents had seen their loved ones in the program since they had dropped them off at the Academy. The reunions were amazing, families were pleasantly surprised to see the dramatic changes in their loved ones, and there were many smiles and hugs.
It was a beautiful day for a run at the Seawall at Stanley Park, ive music along the way to kept the runners motivated throughout the run. At the finish line runners were handed medals to commemorate their accomplishment, and all TEAM VOLKEN runners were treated to a pasta party at the TEAM VOLKEN tent. The weekend event was truly memorable, and was greatly supported by family friends and community. Special thanks must be given to everyone who donated to TEAM VOLKEN – with all of the support we were able to raise $100,874! Without a doubt next year will be an even bigger success and we hope to see you all out there again!