Hope is where….. You, the givers are! This is a virtual walk/run/roll benefiting Ray of Hope International Foundation (www.letsgivehope.org). Ray of Hope (ROH) is based in Philadelphia USA (www.letsgivehope.org) & focuses on bringing access to healthcare, education and tech empowerment. ROH has raised more than $250k in 8 years through various fundraising events (dance recitals, dinners, bowling, beauty, and fitness events etc) to help multiple partners in India and USA.
What has Ray of Hope been working on with Inglis? What is this virtual race about?
Whether you’re taking a break from your tech to get out and move, or you just want to help those with disabilities in your community get access to technology, you can run, walk, pushrim, handcyle or roll throughout October to support Inglis and its Assistive Technology Program! Inglis is a local nonprofit on the front lines during the pandemic fighting to keep disabled individuals safe and connected to the people and things that matter most.
Ray of Hope has been supporting Inglis' Assistive Technology (AT) program for several years– super cool computer labs equipped with technology designed for people with physical disabilities to enhance their independence - examples include eye-gaze technology, a device which enables a person to use eye movements to operate a computer or tablet, with which a disabled person with limited mobility can actually turn the page and independently read and stay connected with the world.
Ray of Hope is honored to be the founding members of both Inglis' nursing home computer lab as well as the new Innovation Center AT lab which has extended access to disabled individuals across the Philadelphia region.
How is the AT program expanding in Philly?
Inglis’ Assistive Tech Solutions is housed within the new Inglis Innovation Center, which supports people with disabilities living in the community to pursue active, healthy and engaged lives through innovative and integrated services.
Inglis’ Assistive Tech Solutions provides assessment, individualized goal setting, education, and other related services and supports for people living in the community with disabilities and other mobility challenges. This service is a part of the Inglis Assistive Tech Program, which is a multi-disciplinary approach to applying assistive technology to enhance independence that also includes 3-D printing and a state-of-the-art research and development lab to test and pilot innovative and emerging technologies.
How can you get a good workout for yourself and help Ray of Hope's focus on Inglis?
“Tech” A Break for Inglis and help us raise $8,000 between October 1 and 31st - we are getting ready to help Inglis revitalize their AT program for the entire Phialdelphia community in honor of Assistive Technology Awareness month in November! So lets do this together!
Net proceeds from this month-long virtual event will connect people with physical disabilities directly with an Inglis Technology Educator to learn how they can empower themselves through technology. Exercise your right to do good while staying active, competing against family and friends, or simply supporting Inglis.
We look forward to seeing you at our virtual race throughout the month of October - come with your family and friends and participate in anyway that makes you happy, all for a great cause. You can sign up yourself as a participant, setup your own fundraiser or support other participants by pledging for them and encourage any local business owner to sponsor part of this virtual race.
Anwesha Dutta, Co-founder & President
Hemang Desai, Co-founder & Treasurer