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The September Newsletter!


This Month's Featured Grant: Getting Back Up


Getting Back Up exists to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with a spinal cord injury. They provide qualified and selected individuals with funding for participation in exercise- based recovery programs and the purchase of adaptable products. To Learn more about this opportunity, or to apply, click HERE!

Here and Now Project's 10th Annual Paralysis Meet Up is This Weekend!

The Here an Now Project is holding their 10th Annual Paralysis Meetup! Held at the Tukwila Community Center, day one (Saturday 9/23 at 12:30 pm) will be for survivors and supporters only, featuring multiple breakout meetings touching on various topics and a keynote from multisport athlete and 2016 Summer Paralympic Gold Medalist basketball player, Megan Blunk!

Day two (Sunday 9/24 1-5 pm) is a public Resource Expo that is open to all and will feature a wide array of local organizations (including Pushing Boundaries!) for members to gain valuable resources. There will also be plenty of adaptive sports demos like adaptive cycling, quad rugby, wheelchair basketball, and more


To find out more or to register, check them out HERE!


The Suntop Lookout at Chinook Pass in the Mount Rainier Area is now ADA Accessible!


A 15-year-old on a quest to become an Eagle Scout has helped a team complete an ADA accessible trail to the Suntop Lookout on Chinook Pass. The final touches were completed on August 26th, 2023, to make this Lookout the first full accessible operational fire lookout in Washington state. Read more about this young man and his accomplishment HERE!


Mystery Force Book Launch at Secret Garden Books!


Secret Garden Books on Northwest Market Street in Ballard is holding a book launch for the latest Mystery Force installment by Ted Neill and Suzi Spooner! Happening Saturday, September 23rd form 5-6pm, this in-person gathering promises an unforgettable experience for mystery enthusiasts. Don't miss this opportunity to meet fellow fans, get your copy signed, and enjoy an evening of suspense and excitement!

From the author, Ted Neill: Mystery Force is "a ten book series featuring three friends, Rasheed, Jonathan, and Jojo who go about solving mysteries, going on adventures, and generally being AWESOME, while living with (and sometimes enhanced) by their disabilities." Find out more info about the series and this event HERE!


THANK YOU to Our Sponsors!


Pushing Forward 2023 is just a couple weeks away and we are looking forward to an evening of support from a SOLD OUT room! As a nonprofit organization, we rely on dollars raised through this annual event to help us serve the paralysis community and keep therapy costs as low as possible for our clients. Please join us over the coming weeks as we give heartfelt appreciation to our generous sponsors that have made Pushing Forward possible.

Today we say thank you to our 2023 Contributing Sponsors for their generous support: HRK Advisors, Coldstream Wealth Management, and Able Environments.


Pushing Forward is SOLD OUT!


Pushing Forward is just around the corner- coming Friday September 29th! Tickets are SOLD OUT(!) but if you didn't get a chance to participate this year don't worry! We'll send along some teasers to the program and you can peruse the 2023 Auction Catalog to get you excited for what could be on the docket next year!

Not able to attend this year but still want to support Pushing Boundaries? We have a donation page on our website, or you can contact Development Director, Ellen, directly!

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