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Buddy Cruise Donation 2016

We at Blast Zone are delighted to support Buddy Cruise! Buddy Cruise is a non-profit charity providing educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and developmental delays. Every year, Buddy Cruise hosts a conference at sea. It’ s a unique event where attendees make memories that last a lifetime.

Providing educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and developmental delays.

Buddy Cruise events are supportive of families touched by all a disabilities and they set sail every October!

Check out their opening video from this year’s cruise:

We’re honored to offer continued support to an organization like Buddy Cruise by participating in their charity auction to raise funds for this year’s cruise! A Buddy Cruise not only gives attendees the opportunity to gain information through educational workshops & events, they can also network with other families from across the globe that are in similar situations and form lasting bonds.

We encourage you to visit the Buddy Cruise website. Here you can donate if you wish, find out more information about their organization or gather details about joining the next Buddy Cruise, setting sail each October.

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MS Walk Donation

Blast Zone is pleased to support the Walk MS Foundation, a charity walk series that takes place in over 550 locations with more than 330,000 people participating annually.

“We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $920 million to drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. When you participate in Walk MS, you help ensure no one ever has to be diagnosed again.”

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the CNS.

“Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. It’s why Walk MS matters so much. And it’s why you matter so much. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS.”

The wonderful people working with the Walk MS Foundation address the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

We’re thrilled to continue our ongoing support of this deserving cause.  We encourage anyone interested in getting involved in the fight against MS to donate or volunteer!

Learn more about Multiple sclerosis, options for managing symptoms, treatments, and healthcare answers by visiting the National MS Society’s website.

Together, we become a powerful force. Together, we will end MS forever.

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Blast Zone supports the MS Walk!
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Movember Foundation Donation – Awareness and Research for Men’s Health

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Check out what our November Donation is for!

We are proud to support The Movember Foundation, with a donation to Ned 2.0’s Movember campaign.  The Movember Foundations is an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for four of the biggest health issues faced by men. Since 2003, The Movember Foundation has raised millions of dollars and has funded over 1,000 programs focusing on the awareness, research, and prevention of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity in men.

By prioritizing the funding of four of the biggest health issues faced by men, The Movember Foundation ensures that their investments have a significant long-term, global impact.

The Movember Foundation works year-round with their global men’s health partners and academic and clinical institutions to effect change. In particular, this organization focuses on:

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the US.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15-34 in the US.

Poor Mental Health

Around 1 in 4 adults in the US will experience a mental health problem in a given year.

Physical Inactivity

Around half (53.8%) of American men meet the federal guidelines for physical activity.

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On average, across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women. The Movember foundation is working to fund breakthrough solutions that produce real improvements in the lives of those dealing with these health issues. They aim to give more life to our fathers, sons, brothers, and friends. You don’t have to be a man to care about men’s health.
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If you’d like to learn more about how you can get involved with the mo’ movement, visit Movember.com or donate to the cause on our friend Ned 2.0’s Movember campaign!
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Make A Wish Donation

Make A Wish and Blast Zone make a great team!
Make A Wish and Blast Zone make a great team!

Blast Zone is honored to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. The Make-A-Wish vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. We partnered with Make-A-Wish Illinois to aid in granting a wish for a 4-year-old boy from Sycamore, IL. He wished for a backyard makeover and we were able to help make that wish a reality with the contribution of a Pirate’s Bay Play Park.

In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes. At Make-A-Wish® they believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides them and inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.

Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 13,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of volunteers, donors, and other supporters.

Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.

There are so many ways that you can help this organization continue to make wishes come true. Please visit Wish.org or Illinois.Wish.org for options to donate, volunteer, or to help raise funds.

Buddy Cruise Donation

Blast Zone is proud to support Buddy Cruise, a non-profit charity which hosts a unique annual conference at sea! This remarkable organization provides educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome & Developmental Disabilities.

Their annual conference at sea is a unique event with something for all ages and abilities. Presenters address a wide range of disability related topics during interactive workshops. Their events are supportive of families touched by all a disabilities. Buddy Cruise sets sail every October.

We are so thrilled to support Buddy Cruise’s charity auction to raise funds for this year’s cruise. If you’re interested, we encourage you to visit the Buddy Cruise website. Here you can donate if you wish, find out more information about their organization or gather details about joining the next Buddy Cruise, setting sail each October.

Do bounce houses float?
We are pretty sure the ship is not inflatable.

Walk MS Donation

Blast Zone is a proud sponsor of the walk MS foundation. Every year their foundation funds millions of dollars towards creating a world free of MS. Last year the Society invested nearly $50 million in support that helped provide program services to over one million people.

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According to our walk MS team’s coach,

…we address the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Funds help create a world free of the disease

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We look forward to continuing our ongoing support of this worthy cause.  We encourage anyone interested in this case to donate here.

You can also learn more about Multiple scleroris, options for managing symptons, treatments, and healthcare answers.

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Boston Children’s Museum Auction

We’re happy to support the upcoming Boston Children’s Museum’s annual “Wonder Ball,” which takes place on November 14th, with a donation of a Magic Castle Bounce House for auction.

The Wonder Ball is their biggest fundraiser of the year and the auction is critical to their ability to continue to provide innovative exhibits and programs to children throughout the Commonwealth.

Check out their article on the power of play.  We agree, and of course Inflatable Bouncers and Water Parks are great physical play devices, encouraging motor development, helping kids develop the ability to control their body’s movements, locomotion, and complex sport skills, as well as social interaction and more.

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