On October 16, 2010, the Rutgers football program suffered the biggest loss in program history — a history that dates back to the very first college football game. Covering on a kickoff, defensive lineman Eric LeGrand collided head-on with Army returner Malcolm Brown, fell to the turf and was unable to get up. He’d suffered a catastrophic spinal-cord injury that left him unable to move any muscles below his neck.
But anyone who knows anything about Eric LeGrand knows about his spirit, his unflappable optimism and his drive to help find a cure for spinal cord injuries. And the following summer, the very first A Walk to Believe was held on the Rutgers campus. Hundreds of walkers lined up sponsors to cover a 5k, with the proceeds benefiting Eric and research programs. Each year, the event has grown, and it has raised thousands for organizations such as the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
And this year brings the biggest …Read More