AbleThrive Goes Global For #ThriveWorldwide
Added: (Sat Nov 11 2017)
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1 billion people have disabilities in the world and 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year olds will have one by retirement, yet this group is often under or misrepresented in media and society. AbleThrive’s new campaign brings realism and honesty to change how the world sees ability.
AbleThrive values living life to the fullest and on December 3rd, the International Day of People with Disabilities, communities are coming together in meetups around the world to show what it means to thrive. This never-before-seen stand of global solidarity also gets people out and having a good time.
AbleThrive’s founder, Brittany Dejean, shares: “It’s time to shed light on the real stories, raise expectations, and challenge how the world sees ability so everyone has a chance to thrive. #ThriveWorldwide is an opportunity to do just that.”
#ThriveWorldwide is made possible with the generous support of GettingHired and Sunrise Medical. Many meetups are held in partnership with members of AbleThrive’s Ally Network of 210+ organizations, companies, hospitals and blogs around the world. What started in 2016 with 4 cities in 3 countries has now grown to 28 cities in 15 countries:
San Francisco - Los Angeles - Chicago - Austin - Dallas - Washington DC - New York City - Boston - Portland - Richmond - Seattle - Columbia, SC - Martinsburg, WV - Singapore - Manila - Madrid - Toulouse - Milan - Easter Island - Porto Alegre - Monterrey - New Delhi - Mombasa - Johannesburg - Antananarivo - Accra - Kumasi - Antigua
Want to get involved? Check out http://www.ablethrive.com/thriveworldwide2017
Drop your email for a chance to win up to $100 on Amazon
Post a photo with the hashtag #ThriveWorldwide on social media
Join a meetup near you or sign up for our online meetup on December 3rd
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to host your own meetup
AbleThrive.com enables people with disabilities and their families to thrive with a central hub of aggregated support resources that are customized to their interests and the details of their disability. AbleThrive is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Learn more at www.ablethrive.com.