Tripp Halstead’s Family to Run as Special Guests in the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina’s Upstate Run and Roll 5K

One year after Tripp’s death, his memory lives on as Team Boom races to raise awareness for TBIs

Individual and team registrations, along with fundraising teams, still available

COLUMBIA, S.C.—The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) is pleased to announce special guests Stacy and Bill Halstead will be participating in the Upstate Run and Roll 5K. The Annual 5K and 1 mile walk/roll is BIASC’s primary fundraising event in the Upstate, which will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Cleveland Park in Greenville, S.C.

In 2012, the Halsteads’ two year-old son, Tripp, was injured in a freak accident when a large branch broke from a tree and landed directly on his head. Millions of people have since followed the Halsteads’ journey on social media. On March 15, 2018, Tripp succumbed to complications and died. “There are no words to express how Bill and I are feeling at this moment,” Stacy posted on her Facebook page. “We are beyond devastated and honestly I believe I am in shock…(Tripp) was our whole world.”

Just two weeks following the one year anniversary of Tripp’s death, Stacy and Bill Halstead, along with Stacy’s parents, and with the support of the “Team Boom” family, will run the Upstate Run & Roll 5K during Brain Injury Awareness Month to honor Tripp’s life.

“Bill and I are so honored to be able to run this race in memory of Tripp. Our son was a traumatic brain injury survivor for five years and he lost that fight last year at the tender age of seven,” said Stacy Halstead. “We now try to pay it forward with every opportunity that we can. We appreciate the Upstate Run & Roll 5K and BIASC for including us in this very special race.”

Registration for the Upstate Run and Roll 5K is $35 per registrant, and $15 per brain injury survivor and full-time student, and may be purchased by visiting the event website at www.upstaterunandroll.com, or by clicking here.  Fundraising teams can be set up through the same website for those who want to come alongside the BIASC and raise money for brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

The Upstate Run and Roll 5K’s Host Committee is comprised of a passionate group of leaders who represent various industries. The committee includes Mayor of the City of Greenville, S.C. Knox White, Dr. Sheldon Herring and Elizabeth DuBose with Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation, Jamie and David Prince with flourish, and DeDe Norungolo, a traumatic brain injury survivor and spokesperson for BIASC.

About Brain Injury Association of South Carolina

The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) is a nonprofit organization which was developed by persons with brain injury, their families, and concerned professionals in an effort to provide information and support to those who have experienced a brain injury. The BIASC is South Carolina’s chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. BIASC’s mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. To learn more, visit www.biaofsc.com and follow BIASC on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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