Run and Walk Event Honors Physician’s Son Injured in Diving Accident

“Chasin’ the Challenge” is a run-to-walk in honor of Chase Mann and to benefit NTAF-South Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund. A 5K trail run (2:00 pm) and a 3k trail walk (2:30pm) will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the WakeMed XC/Soccer Park in Cary.  For more information and to register, go to and click Chasin’ the Challenge under Featured Events.

Chase is the son of Larry Mann, MD, and Debra Mann of Raleigh. He suffered a paralyzing diving accident while in the Bahamas on a church mission trip in June 2010. The accident confined him to a power wheelchair and astronomical costs for day-to-day care, special equipment and unending rehab. Chase is a 2010 graduate of Broughton High School, where he excelled in cross country and track.


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