NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
A WALK ON WATER provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to specials needs children to foster self confidence skills and promote the therapeutic benefits of the sport’s positive effects. Children experience the true “stoke” of surfing and a sense of accomplishment as family and friends cheer them on from the beach. Brothers and sisters also participate, helping to solidify an often strained bond between siblings. Surf events focus on both the athletes and their families, who are treated to a well-deserved day of relaxation, healthy food, and lifestyle guidance.
Mauli Ola is dedicated to providing hope and confidence to individuals living with genetic diseases. Harnessing the healing powers of the ocean, children are introduced to surfing and ocean-based activities as natural therapies for their lungs.
Ride a Wave's mission is to give children with special needs the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave and experience a safe, fun-filled day at the beach, whether they are physically, developmentally, and/or economically challenged. The focus of this surf program is to eliminate any barriers that may stand in the way of fully enjoying the environment.
Hosted several bone marrow registration drives to increase the availability of potential stem cells donors for patients with life threatening diseases curable by a stem cell transplant. Registered over 300 donors and matched 2 donors and patients. Integrated video marketing into social media to expand the reach of potential donors; the Youtube video reached over 1.2 million views in a week.
Medical Volunteers for Disaster Response: Health volunteer for a federally recognized Medical Reserve Corps Unit. MVDR is a resource for medical/health emergencies, mass casualty incidents, and community outreach.
Invited Guest Speaker presented industry findings on:
1) Types of red-flag behaviors in children that would warrant a referral for a developmental or diagnostic assessment
2) Strategies on how to better respond when a child has challenging behaviors
3) The five protective factors that help families build resilience and applying them to raising children with special needs.