Adventure Day Event for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities and their friends and family are invited to explore summertime sports at Mark Wellman’s Adventure Day at the Sparks Marina Park on Sunday, June 12. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature hand-cycling, kayaking, sailing and adapted rock climbing. New this year, the Note-Ables will sponsor a get up and moving booth with fun activities using hula-hoops and more.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to come out and try something new in a fun, safe environment. Participants are required to have a guardian sign a release form to take part. Don’t forget the sunscreen and wear close-toed shoes.

For more information, call 353-7815. The Sparks Marina Park is located at 300 Howard Drive.  Print the flyer for the event.

Click on Disabled Sports USA Far West to read about more fun and exciting programs designed for people of all ages and abilities!

Healing Moves Volunteers Meeting

Please come to the Healing Moves Volunteers Meeting on August 18! Our vision at the Healing Moves Foundation is to help people who are facing health challenges by giving them the opportunity to participate in specialized exercise programs. Compassionate people, like you, are who we need to help fulfill our organization’s mission! We will be discussing all of our new and exciting programs. We will also be recruiting for volunteers to work on the upcoming Pink Ribbon Program for breast cancer patients.

  • Date: August 18, 2010
  • Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location:  985 Damonte Ranch Pkwy,  Suite 320
                          Reno, NV
  • Contact:  (775) 852-8793

A new liver. A new life. A triathlete is born.

A new liver. A new life. A triathlete is born.

My education regarding organ donation came fast and furiously, and after I had received the gift of life.   The pink dot has always been on my driver’s license; it seemed like “the right thing to do”.  I had no idea the implications of that simple dot.  I had no idea of the size of the transplant waiting list.  I had no idea of the nature of the decision that would be made by a family faced with honoring the profound vision behind the dot. (more…)

Pink Ribbon Program for Breast Cancer Survivors

Pink Ribbon Program for Breast Cancer Survivors

We believe in the healing power of exercise to help patients recover physically and emotionally from their illness.  Exercise therapy is gaining more and more support from the medical community as a viable complimentary treatment for patients.  In fact, some physicians are now giving patients written prescriptions for exercise, along with prescriptions for medications.

One of our goals at the Healing Moves Foundation is to bring these special physical activity programs to our communities.  To achieve this goal, we are excited to announce our participation with the Pink Ribbon Program designed for breast cancer patients.  This program helps restore the quality of life and healthy body image for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer despite any physical limitations brought on by their course of treatment.  

The Pink Ribbon Certification Program is open to physical therapists, occupational therapists, Pilate’s instructors, physical fitness professionals, registered nurses, and healthcare professionals.   Currently, the program has certified over 400 instructors in the United States, Australia and Europe. 

 For more information:  Pink Ribbon Program

Call Out to All Mono-Ski Racers!

Call Out to All Mono-Ski Racers!
Disabled Sports FarWest Call Out to all Mono-Ski Racers! Disabled Sports needs your help. Each year the Bay Area Council of Ski Clubs (BAC) organizes a series of races for club members to enjoy in and around the Tahoe region. In addition, the BAC has raised thousands of dollars for Disabled Sports USA Far West by hosting an annual early Spring fundraiser called the Ski-For-All. (more…)

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