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"Wheelchair for a Day" 2012

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BENEFITING: NEXTSTEP

ORGANIZER: NEXTSTEP

EVENT: Wheelchair for a Day

Susie Fragnoli

THE STORY:

NEXTSTEP wrote -

NextStep Presents "Wheelchair for a Day" Challenge

May 2012

This May, NextStep (www.nextstepfitness.org) will present "Wheelchair for a Day" Challenge a new campaign to coincide with National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. What would it be like to spend a day without the use of your legs? Hard to even imagine, right? That’s exactly why we’re launching our Wheelchair For a Day campaign challenging able-bodied folks to spend a full day in a wheelchair and experience first-hand the difficulties of living with paralysis. We are asking  participants to document and share their experience with the world through social media and at the same time raise money to bring NextStep's vital services to communities nationwide.

At NextStep we believe people living with paralysis and other physical disabilities deserve hope and the opportunity to live long and healthy lives. Our goal is to revolutionize healthcare for the 6 Million people living with paralysis in the United States. We will accomplish this by opening NextStep Fitness facilities in communities across the country. Today there are only five Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Community Fitness and Wellness facilities, NextStep, Los Angeles, was the first, we need to change this immediately. You can help us accomplish this by accepting this challenge.

Some of the unexpected challenges that you may encounter during your day in a wheelchair could be getting out of your house, getting into your car or onto a bus, just getting on and off a sidewalk. You might face obscactles that you are unable to overcome and that is ok, even if you are unable to overcome them, we want you to share your struggle.

Take the challenge, become a team member and create your own Crowdrise fundraising page.

Also visit www.wheelchairforaday.org to find all the tools you need to organize your fundraising and awareness campaign.

If you have any additional questions or need help finding a wheelchair, we are here to help. Please email us at management@nextstepfitness.org

As one of the 6 Million people living with paralysis in the United States, I would like to personally thank you for accepting the NextStep "Wheelchair for a Day" Challenge.

Good Luck!

Janne

President and Founder, NextStep

NextStep  is a non-profit organization that brings the latest in fitness, health and wellness to individuals living with paralysis and other physical disabilities. Our mission is to educate the American public about the 6-million plus people who suffer from paralysis in the United States, demonstrate the daily challenges involved with living in a wheelchair, and to deliver an urgent wakeup call about the drastic lack of fitness, health, and wellness resources available to those with paralysis-related disabilities which can sadly result in illness and in some cases death. Our long-term goal is to expand to communities nationwide to ensure that anyone living with a physical disability has access to the proper facilities to live a better, longer life.

 

The Team: $87,451 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dick Hillenbrand

Amount Raised

$13,805

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Emma Weare

Amount Raised

$9,370

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NEXTSTEP

Amount Raised

$6,965

 

1% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Forbes

Amount Raised

$6,430

Fundraiser Title

Brian McFayden

Amount Raised

$5,050

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Baczko

Amount Raised

$4,443

Fundraiser Title

Regena Thomashauer

Amount Raised

$4,075

Fundraiser Title

Tobin Flavin

Amount Raised

$3,350

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