NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former Rutgers football star Eric LeGrand wasn’t going to let COVID-19 keep him from continuing his annual “A Walk to Believe” 5k walk.

The event, which will take place Saturday, reaches a special milestone of 10 years of fighting because he says that’s what he is doing in his battle against paralysis.

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Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be done virtually with participants hitting their neighborhood tracks or trails to complete the distance.

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“Get out there with your family, get out there with some friends and be able to walk for a great cause,” LeGrand told CBS2’s Otis Livingston.

LeGrand says he wants people to post a picture of themselves and their watch when they complete the distance, then post it on social media.

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