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"Walk & Roll" benefits Methodist Rehab patients

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FLOWOOD, MS (WLBT) - The sky was clear enough Saturday morning for a stroll around Mirror Lake in Flowood.  The Mississippi Swing Band put participants in the mood for the inaugural "Walk & Roll" event, put on by Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

"Walk & Roll" includes patients currently treated at Methodist Rehab, past patients, family members, employees, and others that have the spirit of support.

It includes two trips around Mirror Lake, one mile in total. "Walk & Roll has already raised $32,000 for research that's done at the hospital.

"We're right at 400 donations through bake sales, raffles, individual gifts," says Chris Blount, Director of the Wilson Center at the Methodist Rehabilitation Center. "We're raising money for research we do at Methodist Rehab Center to inspire walking and use of hands, swallowing after a stroke, cognitive and behavioral research."

The Methodist Rehabilitation Center sees 1,300 patients every year at its main hospital in Jackson.

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