Hey Friends!!! I will be participating in this years 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in support of my favorite New York non-profit WHEELING FORWARD with co-founder Yannick Benjamin. We will be "running" the 26.2 miles of the TCS NYC Marathon, pushing our everyday wheelchairs. After his spinal cord injury driving on the west side highway while returning home from work as a young rising somellier, Yannick and his hospital roommate Alex Elegudin founded WHEELING FORWARD. As a lifelong volunteer and advocate for people with disabilities myself, I am honored to help fund this program with your generous support. I will push my chair 26.2 miles if you would be so kind as to donate to support a very deserving population of people in the five burroughs!
Here are some quick facts about my cause...
Wheeling Forward helps people with disabilities experience life to the fullest and enable them to see possibility where others see insurmountable obstacles. We have reached out to hundreds individuals with disabilities in New York City, assisting young adults to transition out of nursing homes to live independently in the community, providing custom motorized wheelchairs to those in need, engaging the disability community in social events, and helping disabled individuals to enroll into college.
Wheeling Forward is excited to run The Axis Project, a first-of-its-kind health and wellness center in Manhattan that motivates people with physical disabilities to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle. The center is open 6 days a week and is designed specifically for people with physical disabilities with adaptive programming and all accessible equipment.
Watch The Axis Project in action here: https://vimeo.com/115548511
For more information on our organization please visit to wheelingforward.org
All proceeds from my marathon fundraising will go towards supporting the Axis Project and its unique programming.
Thank you for your support now, and throughout the years!
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