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12Ks of Christmas
How do you capture love? You can feel it in the hug of a child, see it in the smile of a parent, hear it in the laughter of a friend. Yes, you can capture love in many different ways but last Saturday we captured love in a whole new way: Through the power of teamwork!
At the 12Ks of Christmas in Gilbert, Arizona, the Wings of Phoenix and Southern Arizona chapters of myTEAM Triumph captured love in it’s essence. They brought together 24 would-be strangers, empowering 3 families with children with developmental disabilities, and inspiring more people than we could count.
This event kicked off a brand new chapter of myTEAM Triumph, Wings of Phoenix. Sponsored by AdvisaCare and fueled by the Team Hoyt mantra “I Can,” myTEAM Triumph gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in endurance races by teaming them up with runners, swimmers, and cyclists. By working together, the teams have finished 10Ks, marathons, and triathlons nationwide!
For more information on myTEAM Triumph and to get involved, visit www.myTEAMtriumph.org
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, known for their mission in advancing health and health care in the US, is now accepting applications for grants in nursing for baccalaureate and master’s degree students. Deadline is January 11, 2012 for application!
myTEAM Triumph, a non-profit athletic ride-along program will be kicking off its’ brand new Tucson Chapter this Saturday at the Diamond Ventures El Tour De Tucson, a 10K 5k Adventure Run & Walk.
To learn more about myTEAM Triumph Southern Arizona, visit their website, www.mtt-southernarizona.org
Diamond Ventures El Tour de Tucson 10K 5K Adventure Run & Walk.
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Start time: 6:30 a.m.
St. Gregory College Preparatory School 3231 N. Craycroft Rd.
Kris Skogen (owner) and the rest of the AdvisaCare team wanted to do something special for the community. We wanted to help people with disabilities and their families break their routines, get out and have good time so we formed a crew of employee volunteers to help with fun activities.
Our inaugural Get Active! with AdvisaCare event was held at a
Whitecaps game, the Grand Rapids, MI minor league baseball team, in the summer of 2011. We invited our patients and their friends, other patients from a nearby facility, and some families from within the community to share in a treasured American pastime. Even Ronald McDonald and Crash the River Rascal stopped by to say hi!
The feedback from our first Get Active! with AdvisaCare outing was great! One family said it was the most fun they’d had out together since their child had his accident! Another mom told us she was so happy to have the opportunity to bring the whole family out together. The day was full of smiles and everyone stayed until the fireworks were over.
We look forward to our next Get Active! event and hope to see you there! Check our calendar of events and sign up for our newsletter to see when the next events are coming up!