Amazing gym geared toward people with neurological disorders

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Did you know there is an amazing workout place geared toward people with neurological disorders in our community?

Even better, thanks to the fact that it is run by a nonprofit foundation, this place is able to offer its services and specialized equipment to the physically challenged at a greatly reduced rate.

I’m talking about the Neuro Fitness Foundation and the NeuroFit Gym.

After insurance has run out, members who, for example, are quadriplegics, paraplegics, stroke victims or amputees, or suffer from multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or Guillain–Barré syndrome, have a place to go to work on their physical fitness and socialize.

No foundation can operate without funding and the Neuro Fitness Foundation is no different. So to help this organization flourish, this group is hosting its third Annual John Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament – named for the late founder – on Sept. 27 at the Bear Creek Golf Club located at 3500 Bear Creek Court in Dallas.

Check in begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Teams are $500 and individuals are $125, which includes breakfast and lunch. Also, there will be a silent auction.

The Neuro Fitness Foundation and Neuro Fitness Gym make a huge difference in the lives of those who face great physical challenges every day, as well as their families.

Head over to the Neuro Fitness Foundation’s website, www.neurofitnessfoundation.com, and click on “Click Here To Register” under the words “Play Golf” in the red box.

Play for yourself while playing to help make a difference in someone else’s life!

Making a difference

I have a wonderful update for you. I told you about the amazing young Southlake girls, Maria and Julia Myers, who put together their own non-profit and recently put on a one-day event for young girls called Camp Pretty Purposeful. This all-day “camp” included a wide arrange of speakers covering topics such as becoming a future change maker along with other topics important to teens such as confidence, relationships, beauty, fitness and health.

I am thrilled to announce that they had more than 80 attending and raised several thousand dollars which will help pay for obstetric fistula surgeries for girls and women in Africa.

I have to mention this absolutely brilliant idea that these two girls had. Maria and Julia created an anonymous phone number where young teen girls who attended could text questions before and after each speech. The emcees would then read off the questions which provided a great opportunity for girls who wanted to ask personal questions to doctors, but might have been too shy to raise their hands in a public forum.

Kudos to you Maria and Julia Myers! I can’t wait to see what you both do next. I just hope you give me the exclusive when you decide.

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