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Additional race information can be found at https://www.secondwind.org/.
Founded in 1997 the internationally-known nonprofit Second Wind Dreams® (SWD®) is dedicated to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and the offering of educational programs including its flagship, sensitivity training, the Virtual Dementia Tour®.
Get Your Second Wind 5K: a chip timed race with unique dream catcher age group awards. The route is on a mixture of black top path and crushed stone.
Gifts of Light Walk for Dementia: is a 1-mile, untimed walk with an opportunity for a team member to experience a Virtual Dementia Tour aspect on their walk.
Hula Hoop Contest and Clinic: After the run/walk we will have a clinic for those wanting to learn to hula hoop followed by a contest for the most seasoned of hoopers! $100 gift prize for winner!
Virtual 5K: If you can't join us in person on Dec. 18th, you can still participate virtually! Run a 5K on your own (between 12/1-12/18 and submit your results here, and we'll mail you your t-shirt and any swag that you earned.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Teams: we encourage everyone to either create a team or join a team! As with dementia care it takes a team to help a loved one manage their day to day.
Free entry for anyone with a dementia diagnosis and who forms a team (either register yourself or with help of loved one). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Top Team Awards
The largest fundraising team will be awarded the Stalvey Cup, in honor of SWD founder’s father Herschel Stalvey, a person who lived with dementia and SWD first volunteer.
Largest team (most participants) will also receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant.
Register a team 10 or more teammates you are eligible to have your own private 10x10 space to set-up your tent or table in the event park space. Also, if a team raises over $1,000, they will receive our Virtual Dementia Tour Family Edition - $150 value. “To help family members learn more about the challenges their loved ones with dementia face, we’ve developed the Virtual Dementia Tour Family Edition, a condensed version of the Tour that was designed specifically for use only in home settings. After experiencing the Family Edition, caregivers report increased empathy to the challenges faced by their loved ones with dementia, and often are able to make the needed adjustments to their care-giving… which results in an increase in positive interaction for all.”
Below are areas where SWD can use your help, if you're interested please click on the hyperlink in the program name and you'll be re-directed to sign up for volunteer form. Also, if registered for this event (either on a team or individually) we'll send out request for volunteer opportunities as well, if you'd rather wait to hear from us before volunteering. Team captains will get emails to share with their team for potential to team build as well!
Gifts of Light (GOL) is a winter holiday program that enlists volunteers who provide gifts and/or visits to nursing home elders who have little or no
family. The objective of Gifts of Light is to make sure no resident is forgotten at this special time of year and to bring light into what might otherwise be a
Cards of Light (COL) is one of our most popular programs. It originated out of our annual holiday program, Gifts of Light. This sister program invites volunteers to provide gifts for nursing home elders who have little or no family.
Dreams Founded in 1997 by geriatric specialist, P.K. Beville, Second Wind Dreams® (SWD®) is the first organization in the U.S. to focus on enhancing the lives of elders through the fulfillment of their dreams. We work with elder care companies, volunteers, and donors across the country to help discover and fulfill dreams for the elders they serve. The Dreams Program is a rewarding way to connect society to a forgotten truth about elders: the truth that age does not erase hopes and dreams.
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