ELEVATE YOUR IMPACT: BACK THE AXIS PROJECT TO FUEL STRENGTH TRANSFORM LIVES AND SUPPORT INCLUSIVE FITNESS.

FUEL STRENGTH, TRANSFORM LIVES: SUPPORT INCLUSIVE FITNESS

ways to support

DONATE

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FUNDRAISE

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SPONSOR

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VOLUNTEER

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UNIVERSAL DISABILITY IMPACT

Investing in quality-of-life programs for people with disabilities is not only a moral imperative for creating inclusivity but also brings broad social, economic, and health benefits for individuals and the community at large.

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EXPERIENCE DISABILITY

Around 61 million people. constituting approximately 27% of the U.S. population, live with a disability - that's 1 in 4. This diverse community includes individuals from various races, genders, religions, sexual orientations. socio-economic backgrounds, and thousands of unique disability experiences.

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MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT

The 19 million with limited mobility, due to accidents, disease, or aging, require a community-wide approach. addressing barriers, promoting inclusion, supporting healthcare, enhancing employment, providing accessible transportation, offering caregiver support. raising awareness, and developing protective policies.

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DO NOT FEEL WELCOME

81% of people with disabilities feel unwelcome in fitness spaces due to inaccessible equipment. societal standards, discrimination, and biased treatment. Limited representation of disabled trainers and restricted access to inclusive fitness spaces worsen the issue.
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TWICE THE RISK

Persons with disabilities face double the risk of conditions like depression, asthma, diabetes, stroke, obesity, or poor oral health. This heightened risk has a broad impact on the community, affecting healthcare. economics, productivity, social support, education, awareness, and policy considerations.

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FUNDRAISING GOALS

The Axis Project faced closure due to COVID but rebounded, shifting to virtual classes and constructing a new space. We now serve 375 members aged 18-65. We aim to acquire new equipment, enhance programs, buy a vehicle, and aid members through the Equal Axis Scholarship.

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EQUAL AXIS SCHOLARSHIP

Providing opportunities for individuals without health insurance and facing financial constraints access to our programs through scholarships.

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ACCESSIBLE EQUIPMENT

Creating an inclusive environment by investing in adaptive fitness equipment to ensure full accessibility for all members to improve and maintain their physical health.

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PROGRAM EXPANSION

Enhancing our offerings with a broader range of tailored fitness, wellness, and recreational activities and launching Unlimited Access: Spotlighting the Talents and Stories of People with Disabilities.

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ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION

New York's subway: 118 out of 472 stations are wheelchair- friendly, making it one of the least accessible subway systems. Barriers: elevators. ramps, signage, and overcrowding affect disabled independence and well-being.

Meet Yannick Benjamin, he pushed himself through the five boroughs to complete his 11th NYC Marathon. Yannick not only achieved a personal milestone but also raised funds for The Axis Project, leaving a lasting impact and inspiring others to make a positive difference.

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PARTNERSHIPS

HEAR FROM OUR MEMBERS

what members are saying + their stories (17)

"Axis changed my life and opened many doors for me."

-Stefan Henry, Axis Project Scholarship Member since 2014

"I wouldn't have met the love of my life if it wasn't for Axis!"

-Jessica De La Rosa

" Axis taught me to love myself and not be afraid of living and loving others!"

-Yessenia Torres