Updated: Sep 28, 2022
From supporting good causes, celebrating new faces, sending off soon-to-be mothers, sharing educational content, all the way through to sipping drinks and strutting moves on the dance floor, September has had it all!
9TH STRIDES BIRTHDAY SHENANIGANS
We don't know where to begin to thank you all for making what's inside these purple walls possible! 9 years on and our family is only be getting bigger and stronger. We aren't sure what looked better, the 90's flash backs from everyones outfits or the moves on the dance floor!
The photo-booth photos are available here! The professional photos have also been uploaded onto our facebook page which you can access here. Stay tuned for the video with the nights highlights. Cheers to another year!
THEY ARE NO HELEENA BUT THEY ARE HEAVENLY
Abbie! Born in Coffs Harbour before growing up in Logan (which we won't hold against her), this girl has tried it all. Previous to studying Remedial Massage, Abbie started out studying Marketing at QUT before joining the Flight Centre Graduate program.
After time away traveling the world herself, she moved to the GC where she studied pilates, bought her Groodle Arti and
now joins us on a Tuesday and Wednesday. When Abbie isn't with us she will be writing for the Weekend Edition Gold Coast as well as working at Flight Centre, drinking chilli margaritas and over doing it on the condiments.
Anna! After growing up in Bendigo, Victoria, Anna decided that the warmth, beach and hinterland lifestyle of the Gold Coast was a better fit. Anna has accomplished many things, she backpacked Europe at the age of 19, is a Breast Cancer Survivor, but also a survivor of Caxton St during the State of Origin and the Mexican Wave during a ODI cricket match at the MCG in the 90's (now banned). Her proudest accomplishment of all though, is raising three amazing humans. Now that they are mostly grown up, she hopes they can take inspiration from her; it is never too late to have a change in career as long as you do what makes you happy. Anna's infectious smile and magic massage hands will join us on a Thursday and Friday.
MULLETS FOR MENTAL HEALTH
You may have seen our Louis getting around the training floor with his luscious mullet. Louis and his sister have made the chop to help raise money for research into the early detection, prevention, and treatment of common mental health disorders. They aren't far off from raising $2K! If they hit it, Louis will bleach his mullet! Donations close on the 30th September so follow Louis' link HERE to contribute
SIP BECAUSE YOU GIVE A SUCK!
This November 7-13th, we will be 'SIP'ping our drinks through straws to help raise funds and give insight into the lives of those living with paralysis. You can DONATE or JOIN OUR TEAM HERE.
BEYOND BLUE BIG BLUE TABLE
Join us after the long weekend on Tuesday October 4th for Beyond Blue's Fundraiser, 'Big Blue Table'. A simple gold coin or small donation will allow you participate in our interesting talking points, conversation starters and of course food! Stay tuned for more info, guest speakers and great conversation.
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY SURVEY
Are you interested in assisting researchers understand more about your SCI and how you spend your leisure time staying active? A paid opportunity has been made available by UTS that asks you to complete a 1-2hour survey.
More information and contact details can be found in the PDF below!
FUZZY'S FEEL GOOD FEEDS
This one is a crowd pleaser with an option for anyone who loves a curry, vegan or not! It won't be long until it is too hot to be enjoying a warm homemade dish, so be quick to give it a go at home!
Fuzzy loves feedback! Click the file below and let her know which you enjoyed best.
HAVE YOU WATCHED OUR YOUTUBE EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS?
INCOMPLETE VS COMPLETE SCI
Jack and Georgia are at it again with Facts 'n' Stuff! This one explains the difference between complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries.
SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY
The newest ones explains the pathology, exercise considerations and much more about a rare genetic neurological disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy.