Navigation Links
2008 NAC Kids Olympics Celebrates the Achievements and Persevering Spirits of Hundreds of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Riverbank State Park
Date:6/18/2008

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 21, 2008, New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a New York City-based child welfare agency exclusively serving children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, will hold its 3rd Annual NAC Kids Olympics at Riverbank State Park in Upper Manhattan from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm rain or shine.

600 - 800 children with disabilities, their siblings and family members are expected to participate in the 2008 NAC Olympics. The activities of the day will include everything from relay races (with and without wheelchairs) to ring tosses and also basketball competitions. For many NAC children, this will be a chance to participate in physical activities which generally are not part of their daily lives. Many of the children competing in the Olympic games have multiple disabilities and/or developmental delays; others use wheelchairs or have limited mobility. What will be most inspiring about this event is that NAC's children will be out on the field giving their all to win an Olympic Medal. Most of our children are living in poverty; many have had more surgeries than birthdays; and too many have lived the first years of their life in sterile hospital wards, not out of medical necessity but because their families could not care for them at home. Regardless if they come in first place or not, June 21st will be a day when all NAC children are champions!

We are expecting over 200 volunteers from the community as well as prominent friends and politicians to participate in the day's activities.

Sponsors for the event are: News Corporation, Societe Generale Group, Pepsico, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and Gatorade.

About NAC

Annually, NAC serves 800 low-income, medically fragile children and their families throughout the metropolitan area. We help children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses achieve permanent and stable lives by enabling them to stay with their birth families through intensive family support services or help them to be adopted by loving and nurturing foster families. Previous to coming to NAC, many of these children resided in hospitals, not because of medical need, but because their parents simply could not care for them at home. More than 50% of our children have multiple diagnoses, and approximately 40% use wheelchairs. Diagnoses include spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, traumatic brain injury, brittle bone disease, autism or other chronic illnesses or disabilities. Through intensive family support, medical, mental health, educational, and recreational services, NAC helps our city's most vulnerable children reach for and realize their dreams. Today, NAC children are not only living with nurturing families but they are attending college, working in the community, and succeeding in areas never thought possible.

******************************

2008 NAC Olympics Schedule

12:15 pm Opening Ceremonies

12:45 pm NAC Olympian Parade

1:00-3:00 pm Olympic Competitions

3:00-3:30 pm Medals & Closing Ceremonies

******************************

Event Date: Saturday, June 21, 2008

Event Time: 12:00 noon - 3:30 pm

Event Place: Riverbank State Park, (679 Riverside Drive @ 145th Street,

NY, NY 10032)

Contact Person: Jenny Traslavina

New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

212-696-1550, ext 251 (office)

646-643-2869 (cell)

jtraslavina@nac-inc.org

or

Kenny Juarez

The Abernathy MacGregor Group

212-371-5999 (office)

917-324-3922 (cell)

kwj@abmac.com http://www.abmac.com/


'/>"/>
SOURCE New Alternatives for Children
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Successful Back Surgery Propels Olympic Weightlifting Hopeful Melanie Roach to Realize Her Dreams Of Participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympics
2. Linkwell Corporation Begins Training and Licensing Beijing Olympics Disinfection Teams
3. Linkwell Corporation Selected to Train and License all Disinfectant and Pest Control Professionals in China and for the Beijing Olympics
4. Johnson & Johnson and NBC Olympics Partner to Share the Stories of U.S. Olympic Hopefuls and Their Journeys to Beijing With The Family Room
5. Oscar Pistorius Aims to Compete on Level Playing Field at 2008 Beijing Olympics
6. The Well Life Center in Mesa Continues The 10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Lecture. Proceeds Benefit The Arizona Special Olympics
7. Global Leaders Converge for Special Olympics Global Policy Summit
8. Special Olympics Special Spirit in China Award Of Excellence Presented to Dedicated Friends of Special Olympics and City of Shanghai
9. The Well Life Center in Mesa Unveils The 10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Lecture. Proceeds Benefit The Arizona Special Olympics
10. Video: Worlds Heaviest Man Celebrates Birthday and Weight Loss Milestone
11. The YWCA-NYC Celebrates 150 Years
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Empower Brokerage, ... their training and leads programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage introduced their ... Performance Partners is designed to teach how to maximize their sales efforts, as ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding Christ Through Social Media: ... journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with God. “Finding Christ Through ... is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a follower of Christ, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and ... a retired minister and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, ... who have blessed them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a boisterous story ... fullest, as God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles” ... passion for writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by Christian Faith ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) advocates for ... on a review of GPA and SAT/ACT requirements at 221 institutions in 25 states, ... that this higher bar should be set by states, by the Council for the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , Mar 23, 2017 Research and ... Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to ... ... of around 6.9% over the next decade to reach approximately $3.5 ... estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 The ... ageing population, increasing diabetic population, accelerating economic growth and increasing ... this industry are higher life expectancy of ESRD patients, rising ... emerging markets. However, the expansion of the market is hindered ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Transportation Insight, a multi-modal ... end-to-end supply chain management firm with expertise serving clients ... Solutions Rick Zaffarano was named a 2017 ... Supply Chain by the only publication exclusively dedicated to ... supply chain. "Rick has brought to Transportation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: