BENEFITING: THE ALAN T BROWN FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
The Alan T Brown Foundation (ATBF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. We provide information, resource referrals and peer support to the individual with paralysis and their family. We strive to assist individuals in achieving the highest personal level of independence, sustaining a healthy lifestyle, managing daily and chronic health issues, and adjusting to their new life after paralysis.
Funds raised in conjunction with the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will support our own internal Outreach & Peer Mentoring Program which serves as a compassionate and understanding resource and support system for people living with paralysis and their families, as well as the five programs below.
- Health & Fitness Program at Mount Sinai Hospital - This outreach initiative provides people with paralysis with a forum for physical activities and emotional support through wellness activities.
- Women's Support Group at Mount Sinai Hospital - This outreach program provides a safe environment for which women with spinal cord injury can discuss various issues, feel empowered to make change, and pursue goals under the guidance of other women with spinal cord injury. Guest speakers and workshops aimed at addressing issues important to women are used to supplement the typical weekly format.
- AXIS Project - The AXIS Project is a new and innovative social daycare center designed to empower and motivate people with physical disabilities to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle through various programs and activities including yoga, dance, spinal mobility and advocacy.
- Transition Care Program - This program provides important home care services to un-insured paralyzed patients reflecting the Foundation's decision to focus on quality of life issues.
- North Shore-LIJ Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) Program/Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Program - This program helps individuals and their loved ones find relief from pain and get moving again after an accident, injury, illness or surgery.