The Betty Carlton Beer Mile Benefiting I GOT LEGS is a 1 mile race that will take place on December 15, 2018. Proceeds will go towards I GOT LEGS’ ReEnabled Racing Circuit and I NEED LEGS programs. Both programs are designed to give people with disabilities a platform to raise awareness and the necessary funds for their specific individual needs.
To learn more about the I GOT LEGS mission CLICK HERE
Who is The Betty Carlton?
The Betty Carlton is the name of I GOT LEGS’ founder, Adam Gorlitsky’s, ReWalk robotic exoskeleton. Betty after his late grandmother, Betty, and Carlton, after Carlton Banks from his favorite TV show— The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Nearly 13 years ago, Adam was paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury that he sustained during a car accident while traveling back home from college. Doctors told him he would never be able to walk again, but that changed three years ago when he was introduced to an incredible advancement in mobility technology known as the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton. This robotic exoskeleton that Adam has honorably named, The Betty Carlton, has given him the second chance to stand up and walk again. With that second chance, it is now his goal to make it easier for others, like himself, to have access to this kind of technology, and to other kinds of adaptive technologies for an improved and better quality of life.
To read more, please check out these articles about Adam the The Betty Carlton:
Walt Disney Marathon : "Adam and Betty do Disney!"
Charleston City Paper: “To Betty, From Road Warrior” “Gorlitsky and Betty C take center stage at Creative Mornings CHS”
Lowcountry LIVE Interview: The Betty Carlton Beer Mile