This past Saturday, Next Step hosted its first in-person MassCARE Health and Fitness Fair in 3 years! The fair brings together MassCARE families from three separate Family Health Centers for an afternoon of edutainment and activity to promote healthy living. Thank you to the Cedardale Groveland Outing Center for hosting us yet again and thank you to all the families who came out to enjoy the pool and the community. It was great to meet and share this day with you all!
Congratulations to Richard for hosting his first Next Step program (whoo hoo!)! Thank you to Claudine for volunteering and helping us raise awareness about our FREE community, music and mentorship programs.
"Unless you have lived with cancer, HIV, or rare genetic disorders yourself, you do not know truly know the strength & courage it takes to embrace each day. The beauty of Next Step is that they provide programming driven by the community they serve, and give a voice to young people as they navigate life with these illnesses. As someone who does not know what it is like to live with serious illness, I'm so grateful to Next Step to provide a platform for me to support their work by running Falmouth this summer!" -Isabel Pett
The ASICS @falmouthroadrace is coming up quick and Team Next Step needs your help! On Monday, August 21st, we're going to be down in Falmouth cheering for all of our teammates as they run this beautiful 7 mile course. Help Isabel, and the rest of Team Next Step, cross their fundraising goals by making a donation, at the link in our bio, to support our programs for teens and young adults living with chronic illness.