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The Central Park Challenge Is Finally Here – Thank You!

Yesterday we made and surpassed our goal for the Central Park Challenge in the nick of time. We are so deeply grateful for your support and generosity – we will make you proud today!

Make sure to check back later this weekend for results and pictures from the big day, rain or shine.

Thank you so very much from the Searfoorce family and team Foorce!

 

There’s Only 1 Week Left And We Haven’t Reached Our Goal – Please Support The Foorce In The Central Park Challenge (June 2nd)

The Foorce will be participating in the 2012 YAI Central Park Challenge for our third consecutive year next Saturday, June 2nd, and we still need your help to reach our goal!
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We’ve been fortunate to have a great support system for James here in the city. We have been truly inspired by the work of the YAI Network and the difference they make in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities each day. Children and adults with disabilities rely on the YAI Network for basic services such as preschools, health care, housing, job training and more in order to reach their fullest potential and be active members of our community. We have also had a wonderful experience dealing personally with them as we work on finding services for James.

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Please consider:
1) by joining our team – anyone is welcome, and when I say anyone I mean any age, ability, friends, family and strangers alike. To join, go to http://support.yai.org/goto/thefoorcereturns and click on the button that says “join team.”
2) by donating to our team – ANY amount is greatly appreciated by us and by the YAI. To donate to our team, please go to http://support.yai.org/goto/thefoorcereturns and click on “Support the Foorce!”
3) by cheering us on, in person or in spirit. Well wishes, happy thought and prayers are always appreciated 🙂
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Still not feeling motivated, need more convincing? Please allow me to redirect you to the following link (there are free food offers inside this link, I promise).
The Top Ten Reasons To Join The Foorce 2012:

We hope to have our biggest team yet this year. Remember that this event is incredibly family friendly – even my 1 and 3 year old will be racing in events for kids during the day! Each year we have so much fun and love meeting new people – feel free to invite your own family and friends to join us as well!
Again, if you are unable to join us but are able to support us please visit our team website – http://support.yai.org/goto/thefoorcereturns – every dollar is appreciated more than you know! Have you found this blog helpful at all? How about my awesome summer guide? Is it worth $1, or $5 to you? Perhaps you would consider donating this amount toward our race efforts next weekend. We have not yet met our goal but I have 100% confidence (okay, 99.999%) – we have never fallen short and I know we won’t this year either.
If you have questions or trouble with the CPC site, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you from all of us for your time, generosity and consideration as we support a cause near and dear to our hearts.
Warmly,
The Searfoorce Family

This Friday, May 18th: Summer Camps, Activities and Social Groups for Special Needs Families

The last meeting of The Foorce is scheduled for May 18th, 2012 at 9:00AM and will be held at PS 163 (corner of W. 97th and Amsterdam) in the library.

The meeting will be all about special needs summer activities and camps – I’ve collected more than a few handouts over the last couple months of camp fairs and conferences and I’m looking to share. Attendees will be given a Spring/Summer edition of the new Special Parent magazine, receive a multi-page booklet with local summer activities and also have the opportunity to find out about and sign up for the casual, free social group that has met weekly for the last 3 summers. It’s a great social outlet if your child isn’t booked up for the summer (we have committed to zilch so far, yikes!).

If that isn’t enough, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the fast-approaching Central Park Challenge (June 2nd) and even to find out about Fall activities like soccer, whose registration is open right now!

Anyone and everyone with a special needs friend or loved one is invited to join us so please help to spread the word. The meeting will run from 9:00am until everyone leaves and small children are welcome (I’m bringing 2!).

Hope to see you there this Friday!

Less Than 60 Days Until The Central Park Challenge – Come Out And Support The Foorce!

Just a reminder that the big day is approaching….

The 2012 Central Park Challenge is on Saturday, June 2ndand The Foorce will be participating for our third consecutive year!

Not sure if this event is “for you?”
The Top Ten Reasons To Join The Foorce 2012:

or if you prefer a more traditional plea, go to our team website at:

We hope to have our biggest team yet this year. This event is incredibly family friendly with events for children as young as 2 (though we strap on an infant for the walk nearly every year) and walkers/runners of ALL ages. Each year we have so much fun and love meeting new people. I strongly encourage you to invite your own family and friends to join us as well! If you are unable to be there but would like to support us you can visit our team website (link above) to make a donation – every dollar is appreciated more than you know. Well wishes, happy thoughts and prayers are also all appreciated 🙂
If you have questions or trouble with the site, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you from all of us for your time, generosity and consideration as we support a cause near and dear to our hearts.
Warmly,
The Searfoorce Family