March saw the return of our very much loved ski day at Pam and Eddie's beautiful block in Chinderah. Over 40 of our purple family got all dressed up and attended another beautiful location - The Star Gold Coast for the (now annual) Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation gala ball, what a spectacular night. Aside from great events outside our Purple shed, we also welcomed new clients from near and far and had visitors from all around visiting again. It's safe to say March really was great, thank you to all who was a part of it with us.
SKI DAY SMILES
Rain was forecast, but we didn't let that stop us!! The Making Strides Ski day was nothing but sunshine and smiles. 40+ people in the water, some first timers some old timers but everyones smiles spoke a thousand words! The Ski day would not be possible without Sharon and John from NSW disabled ski association, Pam, Eddie and Ward Norris and their amazing band of support and help. We have a few more photo's - but this is all I can fit! hope you find yourself in some goodies below!!
PCSRF GALA BALL
Oh, what a night! The Making Strides crew and fam were out in full force. With great food, drinks and company the night sure was one to be remembered. The foundation had some amazing items and experiences auctioned off, their buy a bone initiative was another successful one and all together the community raised $350,000 to help continue the amazing research being done into finding a cure! To view the Video of the night click here.
FUZZYS FANCY FEASTS!
This month, Fuzzy has created "macro friendly" quiche and mini cinnamon scroll cheesecakes!! If you don't know what "macro friendly" is keep your eyes peeled, Fuzzy will be holding a nutrition info night for all in May! To find out how to make these healthy and YUMMY recipes click below and download the PDF.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
A research program happening at Griffith University is now seeking participants. Eligible participants will perform 150 minutes per week of thought-controlled FES facilitated cycling. This study is challenging the current rehab protocols for those who have suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury. To find out more and to see if you are eligible click here.
The ten week challenge will be running from May 2nd for 10 weeks and there is options to suit everyone. This time around Georgia is jumping on board with Ben and Meg to add a personalised nutrition component to the challenge! There will be twice weekly group sessions, online video and home program training and constant support for all participants. If you've been waiting for a sign - this is it. To sign up email email@example.com ASAP, spots are limited.
UPCOMING IN APRIL
April is the month we get to welcome back Jess, as her and her sass return from maternity leave!!! April is also a little bit of a disrupted month (if you are a Monday Making Strides client) as there is a few public holidays squeezed across as many weeks. If your session falls on any of the following public holidays please contact us and we will do our best to reschedule you for a day that suits.
Friday 15th - Good Friday
Monday 18th - Easter Monday
Monday 25th - Anzac Day
Monday 2nd MAY - Labour Day