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Aug 18
A Thinking Ape Ltd. Raises $3000 for Strive
18 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive received close to $3000 from A Thinking Ape Ltd. Huge thanks to their incredible team for organizing everything and coming 2nd place in the Tech's Got Talent lip sync battle. Strive truly appreciates their efforts and creativity! These funds have been allocated towards:  A new computer and speakers for Freedom Place tenants.  A new smart TV for Freedom Place tenants. A new, accessible fridge for Strive Centre Headway New West. This will be utilized by the centre's incredible cooking program. An Arjo lift and sling for Strive Centre Footprints in North Vancouver, as well as a hospital bed mattress.
Jul 18
Headway Member DJ James Shares his Story
18 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
On Wednesday, June 7th, approximately 150 individuals gathered at Queen’s Park in New Westminster to raise awareness for ABI. This event was run by the Strive Centre Vancouver and Strive Centre Headway New West, offering an inclusive venue for participants, caregivers, and members of the community. Food was offered, along with games, swag, dancing, and live music by DJ James. James also gave a fantastic speech and told his story of recovery. Below is his speech. Hi. Most of you know me as DJ James but today my name is just James. I suffered my stroke in August of 2010.…
Jun 18
An ABI Survivor Makes Waves with Pool Therapy
18 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Weekly pool therapy has changed Kevin Fuson’s life and restored his mobility. Exercise has been and continues to be an essential component in Kevin’s recovery process. His dedication to recovery, positive attitude, and volunteering efforts are exemplary. Kevin sustained an Acquired Brain Injury and experienced significant memory loss. Eventually his memories returned and became a source of motivation. For two and a half years he didn’t even consider getting out of his wheelchair. The return of his memories changed his perspective, especially when he could recall playing hockey from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. prior to his injury. Kevin played…
Apr 18
Strive Selected as Charity of Choice for Fundraiser in Vancouver
18 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Awesome news! Strive has been chosen by A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd. as their charity of choice for the 2017 Tech's Got Talent fundraiser. They are planning a series of fundraising events including a silent auction and competing in an epic lip sync battle on June 1st. Thank you SO much for your support, A Thinking Ape! On June 1st A Thinking Ape is going head to head with Vancouver tech companies in Tech's Got Talent, an EXCELLENT charitable lip sync battle at The Imperial in Vancouver! All proceeds raised…
Mar 18
Strive to Participate in the 2017 Big Bike Fundraiser in Burnaby
18 Mar, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive's enthusiastic team of close to 30 participants and staff will return again this year to ride the Big Bike! All funds raised support the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Last year the Strive to Ride team raised $2708 in total and this year it is our hope that we will take it even further. Our Big Bike ride will take place on May 17th at the Burnaby Home Depot. It's an awesome way to be active, team build, and support a fantastic cause. When you donate or raise funds for Heart & Stroke Big Bike, you help ensure that critical research in hospitals…
Feb 18
Jennifer Publishes her Powerful Story of Recovery
18 Feb, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Jennifer has written a refreshing and honest story of her journey through illness and the lengthy process of recovery and healing. Jennifer was recently nominated for the Courage to Come Back Award and she deserves that recognition. This nomination inspired her to take the time to write down her incredible story and create a website. Jennifer is part of Strive's Assisted Independent Living program and we are so proud of her courage and determination. She is a very talented writer and we recommend reading her full story. Below is a brief excerpt. "In June of 2013, I moved into my new Family Care Home…
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