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Shared Adventures fundraising to support Day On The Beach event

Though the 25th Annual Day On The Beach event hosted by Shared Adventures isn’t until Sat., July 8th, they are busy raising the badly-needed funds that help make that event a reality every year and they are at it with their participation at this year’s The Human Race on Sat., May 13th.

The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Santa Cruz County as well as the longest consecutive running Human Race in the nation!

The Santa Cruz County Race features an approximate 5 mile run and walk from 2300 Delaware Ave and down to West Cliff Drive to the Light House Park and back. The Walkathon begins at 8 a.m. and takes place rain or shine.

Shared Adventures invites you to walk or roll at this event and support their fundraising efforts.  You can sign up here or contact Shared Adventures for more information at (831) 459-7210 or via e-mail at activities@sharedadventures.org.

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Achieve Tahoe provides winter & summer rec activities

Formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West, Achieve Tahoe is celebrating its 50th year by providing winter and summer sports instruction at all ability levels for adults and children with disabilities.

Based in North Lake Tahoe, their mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence. It remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities gain self-confidence, mobility, and greater independence. Our programs promote education, socialization and employment.

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Silicon Valley Independent Living Center is moving

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) has announced that it will be moving into a new office on June 1st. Located at 25 N. 14th Street, suite 1000 in San Jose, the office is fully accessible and the VTA bus stops right in front of the building with bus lines #22 & #23.

SVILC was founded in 1976 and has an additional office in Gilroy (7881 Church Street, Suite C) that would be unaffected by the move of the San Jose office. As one of 28 independent living centers across the State of California, SVILC serves all people with all types of disabilities who live in Santa Clara County.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Night at the Exploratorium in San Francisco on April 27

It doesn’t get any better than this fun outing at the exciting San Francisco Exploratorium that takes place on Thursday, April 27th. Organized through a collaboration of the San Francisco Bay Area Spinal Network and The Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, a $10 fee covers your BART transportation (from Berkeley to SF), admission to the Exploratorium and dinner.

There are limited slots available and you can only take part by reserving your spot through this link: http://TheCILSpecialEventNight.eventbrite.com

Those who live in the East Bay, you will meet at the Ed Roberts Campus at 5 p.m. Then as a group, everyone will take BART to head over to the Exploratorium. For those on the other side of the Bay Bridge, you will meet Tom Shankle (can also be reached by cell phone at (415) 205-3882), the event organizer, in front of the Exploratorium by 6 p.m. The museum is open until 10 p.m. on this evening.

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Busy week of activities for the SCI community to enjoy

Though we’ve written about these events in the past couple of weeks, we thought it might be a good idea to send out a reminder as there are some important and fun events taking place this week.

On Thursday, April 20th, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is hosting its Spring BBQ for the SCI community-at-large from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the 1 Rehab Center’s courtyard located in the SCI rehab center at 751 S. Bascom Ave. in San Jose. You must RSVP by Tuesday, April 18th and here’s how.

Also on Thursday April 20th, the Sacramento Spinal Foundation is hosting a live webinar on Sexuality, Fertility and SCI. The session features Dr. Ryan Doan from the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation dept. at the Kaiser Vallejo. You must register in advance and here’s where to get information to view the webinar.

On Sunday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., BORP (Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program) is hosting its annual Bay Area Adaptive SportsFest in Berkeley. The event features adaptive and accessible cycling, kayaking or rock climbing. They provide all the equipment, staffing and fun you can handle in one day and here’s where you can get more information.

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