WHAT: Can’d Aid is hosting a Lemonade Stand fundraiser to benefit its mission to build the first fully accessible public playground in Berthoud, Colo.
Can’d Aid’s Berthoud Adaptive Park Project is a part of its Treads + Trails program, which works to provide tools and access for all to lead healthy and active lives. All donations made to the Berthoud Adaptive Park Project will be used to create as many accessible and inclusive options as possible.
WHEN: July 16 and 17, 8 am-5 pm
WHERE: Highway 56 and Dorothy Drive (Farmstead Neighborhood of Berthoud, Colo.)
MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the cleanup. Representatives from the hosting organization Can'd Aid and the Bowling Family will be available for interviews.
WHY: The Berthoud Adaptive Park Project was inspired by Lauren and Richard Bowling, who are the parents of five-year-old Braxton and four-year-old twins Mack and Miles. During Lauren’s pregnancy, Mack and Miles were diagnosed with twin-to-twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome and, in either labor or delivery, Miles was without oxygen long enough to result in a traumatic brain injury, known as Periventricular Leukomalacia, that ultimately led to the development and diagnosis of spastic triplegia cerebral palsy at age two. Though not affected cognitively or verbally, Miles is unable to stand or walk by himself which makes him dependent on a wheelchair for his mobility, freedom and independence.
The closest ADA accessible playground to the Bowling family is currently 40 minutes away from their home in Berthoud. The goal of the fundraiser is to assist the Bowling family and the project developers in any way necessary to help reach the goal of bringing accessibility and inclusion closer to home for many in the mid-northern Colorado area.
Can’d Aid is the nonprofit creating a nationwide movement that’s empowering people from all walks of life to become catalysts for change in their communities. With a national footprint, Can’d Aid uses a one of a kind approach to promote healthy activity, creativity, and sustainability in kids and adults in communities nationwide.
About Can’d Aid
Can’d Aid is a national nonprofit that has created a movement which rallies people from all walks of life to become catalysts for change in their communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 2.5 million cans of water have been distributed, over 7,900 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 2,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.