SOAR Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Campaign
“TAKE A PIE FOR SCI AND SOAR”
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to Swift Outdoor Accessible Recreation, SOAR, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with Spinal Cord Injuries participate in outdoor recreational activities.
With the information below, we hope to partner with you and launch a viral fundraiser campaign to both spread awareness and raise money for those with SCI.
Why Outdoor Recreation
Did you know that the overall suicide mortality rate is five times higher for people with spinal cord injuries than the general population? The emphasis of indoor time spent in front of screens has been correlated with negative psychological and physical effects including obesity, loneliness, depression, attention problems, and greater social isolation due to reduced time with friends and family. SOAR believes getting people with SCI back outdoors can help to rectify this situation.
Therapeutic recreation, like the activities that SOAR offers, has a unique role in promoting recreation and leisure as a means to physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being among individuals with disabilities. Therapeutic recreation also reduces pain, depression, stress, and anxiety, and improves cardiovascular functioning, self-esteem, and social skills.
So how can you help?
The fundraiser is called “Take a Pie for SCI and SOAR”. Essentially, it will be similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge from years ago for ALS. Consumers will have the option to donate funds to the fundraiser for Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), or they can post a video on social media of them taking a pie to the face. The pies, of course, could be a paper plate topped with Reddi Wip.
Share your videos on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook with the tags #SOAR #SCI #Pie4SCI.
Email our challenge to your friends and family.
Donate, even five dollars, it will help make a difference