BENEFITING: CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jul 14, 2013
I am very fortunate to have a career that not only challenges me everyday but allows me to work with and work for some incredible organizations. It is time for me to pay it forward...I have chosen to race the NYC Triathlon on behalf of three organizations that mean an incredible amount to me. The Challenged Athletes Foundation, Kids in Crisis and the CTChallenge.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation was established in 1997. The Challenged Athletes Foundation recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing unparalleled sports opportunities that lead to success in sports — and in life.
Kids in Crisis provides 24-hour support to help children and families resolve conflict. Crisis Counselors work through any situation and meet face-to-face for intervention and assistance. For those who need more than short-term counseling, Kids in Crisis offers its two emergency sheltersin Cos Cob, both licensed by the State of Connecticut: the Crisis Nursery for infants and young children and the Teen House for adolescents. These homes, complete with a fully-staffed, state-of-the-art medical clinic, provide therapeutic care in a safe, nurturing environment for up to 20 children at any one time.
Additionally, Kids in Crisis provides prevention programs throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut. The prevention programs include SafeTalk, a series of workshops for elementary schools, which teaches children to be safe from bullying and abuse, and TeenTalk, which offers student outreach counselors to area high schools to help adolescents with personal and family pressures.
The Connecticut Challenge empowers cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives by creating and funding unique survivorship programs and research. In 2012, programs funded by the CT Challenge impacted the lives of over 54,000 cancer survivors.