First Annual “Sailapalooza” Hosted by Uniting Foundations for Disability Awareness

July 6th, 2010

This Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 1 to 5pm, five South Florida charities will unite to host a fun and educational day outdoors. Both able-bodied and disabled guests will enjoy a full day of sailing, kayaking, boat rides, island exploration, art, music and a BBQ on the premises of Shake-a-leg Miami on 2620 South Bayshore Drive in Coral Gables, Florida.

Darrell Gwynn Foundation, which exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and debilitating disease, will be on hand along with four other nonprofit organizations. Vendor space will be available plus displays from participating charities and sponsors for attendees to view and learn from. All funds raised will be divided amongst the five nonprofit organizations to support scientific research, promote education and recreational services for people with disabilities. Up to 300 South Florida residents, local politicians and business owners are expected to attend this collaborative event designed to make a powerful impact on the community!

The event is open to the public and the media, with a donation of $25 for adults and $10 for children 13 and under. Aside from Darrell Gwynn Foundation, other participating organizations are:

Shake-A-Leg Miami is a facility that helps children and adults with physical, developmental and economic challenges by liberating them from the realm of imagination into the realm of experience. Shake-A-Leg is a “Gateway to Biscayne Bay” and an inspirational haven where people of all abilities find common ground. www.shakealegmiami.org

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group promotes camaraderie through friendship, education, advocacy and recreation to enhance the quality of life for those affected by spinal cord injuries and disabilities. www.scisg.org

The Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research is dedicated to bridging the gap between stem cell research and the infinite solutions it can provide for curing disease by funding research that can lead to treatments for diabetes, heart disease, spinal cord injuries, cancer and a myriad of other conditions. www.sabrinacohenfoundation.org

Traumatic Injury Support Foundation was established to meet the needs of family members of individuals who have sustained a traumatic injury and to provide support services to trauma centers. www.traumahelpnow.org

Come out on Sunday to the First Annual Sailapalooza and support the Uniting Foundations for Disability Awareness! For information on being a sponsor, please click here.

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