It is full steam ahead as Christmas closes in. No one likes to think about Christmas until at least the Halloween decor in the stores has been packed away, but we've got some dates to save and occasions to get ready for.
It's been a month of bringing back the old and welcoming the new. We welcome two gorgeous little purple Striders to the crew, we're reintroducing group sessions on a full time basis, we're testing out new research and technology and fundraising for SIP week has kicked off! Just to name a few...
2022 CHRISTMAS PARTY - SKI DAY
Lock it in Eddie! We would like to invite you, your carers and family to join us to celebrate the best of 2022. Come along to Pam and Eddie's block on the Tweed River for a day out on the water and a BBQ feast.
Saturday 26th November @ 8:30am-afternoon (QLD time, 9:30amNSW)
Lets us know if you can make it on the Facebook page HERE.
SIP WEEK: CASH FOR CARDIO
SIP Week will kick off November 7th-13th! We will be 'SIP'ping our drinks through straws to help raise funds for the next Intensive Rehabiliation Trial starting soon and give insight into the lives of those living with paralysis.
This year marks 10 years of SIP week and the MS crew will be completing 1km on a cardio machine OF YOUR CHOICE for every $100 raised! Once you've donated, contact the facebook or instagram page and nominate which trainer and cardio machine you want them to complete their kilometers.
As Perry would say, 10 years too long. You can DONATE or JOIN OUR TEAM HERE
WELCOME OUR TWO NEWEST AND CUTEST ADDITIONS TO THE PURPLE FAM
"At 12:09pm on October 6th, we welcomed our baby boy Austin Charles Arnold into the world, weighting 7.46lb and 55cm long."
- Mamma Heleena Arnold
"Florence Belle Wilcox, 19.10.22. Our hearts are exploding"
- Mamma Meg Wilcox
GROUP SESSIONS ARE BACK! AND STAYING!
Our 10-week challenges have switched to weekly group sessions! Join in at 1:30-2:30pm on Tuesdays for a mixture of strength and cardio training. There is the option to pay week-to-week upfront or buy a 10-week package at a time.
These sessions kicked off on October 11th but it isn't too late to join in the fun!
Contact Ben at email@example.com
Strides is very fortunate to be one of the first external centres to be offering new advanced Brain-Computer Interface technology. RehabSwift is a company directing its research and time towards finding ways to improve weakened neural pathways post-stroke with increasing upper limb strength and awareness.
Last week, we began our first trial round for clients who expressed interest. We have both SCI and Stroke clients participating in 2x1hr sessions/week for 9 weeks.
STAY TUNED TO SEE WHERE THIS MAY GO!
FUZZY FOOD TIPS
You may not be ready to say goodbye to the warm food just yet as we come into summer, but Fuzzy has you sorted! Enjoy her hacks on the good old sausage rolls every Aussie loves, with a lower carb alternative spin. This month she has also included a pasta dish that includes the two food groups we are guilty of lacking, healthy fats and protein!
Check them out and download below.
BIRTHDAY PARTY HIGHLIGHTS
We can't thank you all enough for celebrating another year of Making Strides. These purple walls wouldn't have the same meaning without you all filling them. In case you can't remember how the night went or you couldn't make it, check out our video below captured by the incredible Boutique Creative.
Book out your September/October calendar next year now as our 10th birthday will be the biggest yet!