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Spinning Bikes on the Art Museum Steps to Support People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Vision for Equality, a non-profit for people with autism and intellectual disabilities have partnered with The Sporting Club at The Bellevue for a spinning fundraiser on the Art Museum Steps in Philadelphia.

 
 
Spin4Equality September 8th, 2012
Spin4Equality September 8th, 2012
PRLog - Aug. 7, 2012 - On September 8th, 2012 40 spinning bikes will be placed on the Art Museum steps to raise funds and awareness to autism and intellectual disabilities. Spin4equality is a Spinning Fundraiser benefiting Vision for Equality made possible by The Sporting Club at the Bellevue. Karin Annerhed-Harris, communications manager at Vision for Equality says: “We are very excited about the positive response we have gotten and we hope this will bring awareness to the autism and intellectual disabilities community.” This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the views of Philadelphia from the top of the Art Museum Steps, while being a champion for people with intellectual disabilities and autism.
Participants sign up for a bike on http://www.VisionforEquality.org/spin4equality. They raise a minimum of $250 and one of the spinning bikes is theirs for two hours on the Art Museum Steps.  “Many companies have chosen to sign up for several bikes to create a team building event, Karin Annerhed-Harris says. “ Other people have singed up for one bike but share it with several friends. This is an even celebrating the community spirit and it has turned into a community event, we are so excited!”. Hannah Purbe, Fitness Director and Spinning Instructor at The Sporting Club at the Bellevue will instruct the ride, and D.J. Airen Luxe, will provide additional motivation.
This event supports Vision for Equality in its efforts to help 
the over 16,000 people with autism and other intellectual disabilities 
in Pennsylvania who receive no help or guidance enabling them to
 be a part of the community. “Unless we provide alternative solutions many of these people will have no options but to be separated from 
their families and friends, uprooted from their community, and moved to an institution miles away from home, or end up homeless on the street.” says Audrey Coccia, co-executive of Vision for Equality.

When: September 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

About Vision for Equality:
It started with a Vision - a vision that everyone belongs in the community. Everyone deserves the right to a happy and meaningful life, and everyone’s voice should be heard. Vision for Equality was created in 1996 to support people with disabilities and their families. What we take for granted: 
the sense of belonging and acceptance for who we are; having the power, authority and resources to control our own destiny; and having the options and security in our lives are not the norm for people with disabilities. The founders of Vision for Equality vowed to change that reality, and to empower individuals and families. Today Vision for Equality supports over 350,000 people across Pennsylvania and the USA.

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Source:Vision For Equality
Phone:215-923-3349
Zip:19106
City/Town:Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - United States
Industry:Event, Non-profit
Tags:Spin4Equality, Vision For Equality, disability, The Art Museum Philadelphia
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