Most individuals possess the ability to be physically active almost whenever and however they please. Unfortunately, there are many individuals throughout the United States and the world with physical and mental disabilities that would prevent them from being active without the much needed help of others.
2STRONG is a nonprofit volunteer service and recreation based program designed to help make active both able-bodied volunteers and participants with disabilities.
The able-bodied volunteer serves the participant with disabilities by offering their time and physical ability. While the participant with disabilities serves the able-bodied volunteer with their inspired strength, motivation, and encouragement to go the extra mile.
The objectives of this program are accomplished in the form of using a specially made stroller (carrier) used to carry a disabled individual while an able-bodied volunteer pushes or pulls the carrier by means of walking, running, or biking.
Able-bodied volunteers will go through a background check and minimal training and instruction to reduce the chances of accident or injury to participants with disabilities or volunteers, etc. Once properly trained and background check cleared, the able-bodied volunteer would then be assigned to serve a participants with disabilities with the help of and through the association of an organization, care facility, or family wherein the prospective participant with disabilities would reside. The volunteer and participant together would commit to specific days and times wherein they would walk, run, or bike together using the 2STRONG carrier system.
Teams of two would utilize the awesome technology and features of STRAVA. Carriers would also be equipped with a gps tracker and/or odometer as both a safety precaution as well as a means of calculating how many miles volunteers and participants have been served.
Designated community biking/running/walking paths would then be utilized for both safety purposes and as service and recreation routes for the 2STRONG volunteers and participants to utlilize.
Assigned partners, communities, states, and countries could enjoy wholesome competition to see who can serve the most miles for those in need!
"It is well to remember that he who gives money gives much, he who gives time gives more, but he who gives of himself gives all." - Tom S. Monson
1) a daily service based program for able-bodied volunteers to serve those with disabilities
2) a daily fitness and recreation based program for both able-bodied volunteers and participants with disabilities
3) a means whereby able-bodied volunteers can give a helping and supportive hand to those brave and loving parents and caregivers of those with disabilities
4) Less a program and more a way of life. Participants can volunteer on a regular basis and do so recreationally and even participate in triathlons, marathons, bike races, etc organized by the 2STRONG Foundation, etc
5) a means of raising awareness and funds for the ongoing care and cure of those individuals with physical and mental disabilities
2STRONG strives to serve those who are both abled and disabled helping them to become active, inspiring, and contributing members of the community. Join us in spreading the 2STRONG message, "Go the extra mile!"
This program is inspired by: "Dayton's Legs" / "Team Long Brothers" / "Team Hoyt" / "the brave and loving parents and caregivers of those with disabilities" / "those who join the 2STRONG cause"
2STRONG is looking to make key partnerships with established individuals and organizations within the biking, running, walking, fitness, health, family support, and care-giving industries, etc to help organize and develop the 2STRONG foundation with its accompanying programs and services. For more information please contact us through this campaign and/or our facebook and twitter links below.
ALL funds donated to this campaign will be used to organize and develop the 2STRONG foundation, establish its programs, build participant "carriers", and extend its services throughout the world!
Funds raised through this campaign will also go to launch the first ever 2STRONG pilot program. The community and state who raises the most donations will be given the opportunity to host the first ever 2STRONG - Go the extra mile program!
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