Impact Stories

Numotion Foundation Continues Support of BACKBONES

January 16, 2023

In 2022, the Numotion Foundation continued its support of BACKBONES, an organization dedicated to connecting people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their families with others living with similar injuries and interests. BACKBONE’s Executive Director, Reveca Torres, shared the following summary of how funding from the Numotion Foundation helped continue their programming during a challenging time: “During the COVID19 pandemic, the disability community has been faced with new challenges in regard to their ability to participate in events and programming as well as simply receiving basic essential care and information.…

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Numotion Foundation Provides Funding to “Gaylord Gauntlet” in Support of Adaptive Athletes and the Gaylord Sports Association

January 3, 2023

The Numotion Foundation recently provided support to Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s “Gaylord Gauntlet,” a 5k obstacle race to benefit adaptive athletes and the Gaylord Sports Association. Following the event, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Assistant Director of Events & Donor Relations, Katelyn Muolo provided the following impact story. Robert Sanchas of Rhode Island has never been one to turn down a challenge. A freak bungee cord accident while serving in the Army left Sanchas legally blind. The cord not only hit his eye, but also caused him to fall backwards and hit his…

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Numotion Foundation Supports National Ability Center

December 9, 2022

In September of this year, the Numotion Foundation was proud to provide a contribution to the National Ability Center (NAC) in support of their mission. Katie Cook, Grants and Development Manager for NAC recently shared the following story as an example of how funds received impact program participants in the communities they serve. “National Ability Center participant Ping Ping is an exemplary individual that embodies the organization’s mission; to empower individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation, and educational programs. Born with spina…

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Disabilty EmpowHer Network Receives Contribution from the Numotion Foundation

December 7, 2022

The Numotion Foundation recently provided support to the Disability EmpowHer Network, an organization whose mission is to “connect, motivate, and guide disabled girls and women to grow, learn, and develop to their highest potential and have the confidence to lead.” Recognizing that girls living with disabilities have significantly lower high school graduation rates and higher unemployment rates than their nondisabled peers, Disability EmpowHer Network empowers girls and young women with disabilities through mentoring and transformational learning experiences. Disability EmpowHer Network’s programs include EmpowHer Camp, an immersive experience designed for girls…

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Numotion Foundation Supports Children’s Hospital Colorado

December 7, 2022

In July 2022, the Numotion Foundation provided sponsorship to support the Children’s Hospital Colorado Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, and the Adaptive Recreation for Childhood Health (ARCH) program.  The ARCH program is a part of the Rehabilitation and Therapy Service Line at Children’s Hospital Colorado. ARCH provides year-round recreational resources and programs for kids and young adults living with a variety of physical and medical conditions including cancer, amputations, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, head and spinal cord injuries, and other orthopedic conditions.  By focusing on individual abilities, this program seeks to help kids…

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Numotion Foundation Supports ABLE Youth

December 6, 2022

In October of this year, the Numotion Foundation was proud to provide support to ABLE Youth’s largest annual fundraiser, the Will Bell Golf Classic. All of the proceeds raised will go towards helping kids learn how to be happy, healthy, and independent in their wheelchairs. ABLE Youth’s programs include Super Sports Saturdays, two travel wheelchair basketball teams, road race participation, adaptive climbing, and a yearly Independence Camp held each fall. Amy Saffell, Executive Director of ABLE Youth stated, “Your sponsorship makes sure that our kids continue to learn and play…

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Numotion Foundation Contributes a Second Round of Emergency Relief Funds to Ukraine

November 14, 2022

Brentwood, TN (November 14, 2022) – Numotion Foundation announced another round of emergency relief contributions of $30,000 to organizations serving those affected by the ongoing aggression in Ukraine. The contribution is primarily intended to assist those living with mobility-related disabilities currently facing displacement, economic uncertainty, and a lack of access to appropriate mobility equipment and independent living aids as the result of the worsening crisis in this region. The $30,000 contribution was distributed once again to two separate organizations operating in Ukraine, both of which are dedicated to meeting the…

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2022 Fashion is for Every Body’s 6th Annual Inclusive Fashion Show

September 14, 2022

Fashion is For Every Body held an adaptive fashion runway show on September 10th, 2022 at Studio 615 in Nashville, TN. The annual featured adult models ranging in age from 18 to 63 and sizes 00 to 5x wearing collections by Dahlia, London-based brand Unhidden and Nashville designers Article X, A Lady of the Lake, Laura Citron, and Any Old Iron. Professional models will share the runway with BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQ, age 40 and older, and models with a variety of disabilities. When reflecting on the event, Fashion is For Every Body Executive Director, Alicia Searcy stated, “Our…

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11th Annual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

August 30, 2022

The Numotion Foundation provided support to the 11th Annual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida hosted by the Spina Bifida Association of New York State (SBANYS). In addition to being a major fundraiser for SBANYS, the Walk-N-Roll is a celebration of the Spina Bifida community. It is a chance for individuals impacted by the condition to raise awareness about Spina Bifida, network with peers and vendors, and ultimately have fun. SBANYS is the sole affiliate chapter of the Spina Bifida Association of America serving the estimated 4,000 individuals living with Spina Bifida…

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Numotion Foundation Supports Saddle Up! Therapeutic Riding Program

June 23, 2022

The Numotion Foundation recently provided support to Saddle Up! in Franklin, TN. Saddle Up!, whose mission is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses, is expected to serve nearly 180 children/youth this year. For over 30 years, Saddle Up! has been transforming the lives of children and young adults diagnosed with a disability or learning difference through the movement and motivation of the horse. Saddle Up! annually empowers special equestrians ages 2 through 26 to grow…

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