Public Health Students

Wheelin’ for Dollars

Several Oregon State athletic teams faced new challenges while completing an obstacle course simulating everyday activities people in wheelchairs face on a daily basis in the annual Wheel-A-Thon in the Memorial Union Quad.

Each spring, the Pre-Theraphy and Allied Health Club provides and opportunity for students to find out.  The club’s popular Wheel-A-Thon event provides three days of activities to raise disability awareness. Wednesday featured local health professionals, Thursday’s racing involved Greek Life and Friday’s session included representatives from Oregon State athletics with participants from the Gymnastic team, the Men’s Soccer team, and the Swimming team.


Participants race around an obstacle course simulating everyday activities that people in wheelchairs face on a daily basis.  Teams of 6-10 participants maneuver through the course as fast as possible in a wheelchair.   Proceeds from the Wheel-A-Thon are split between two OSU programs: the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program, that provides regular individualized exercise for people with multiple sclerosis, and IMPACT, that engages children with developmental disabilities in physical activity.

The Wheel-A-Thon is presented by the Oregon State University Pre-Therapy Allied Health Club.

More information can be found on the OSU Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Club’s Facebook page.