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Disability Awareness Month: An Interview with Chelsea McCloskey

To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, JMF will be releasing new blogs each week that focus on the impact of our disABILITY Awareness program. This week, we interviewed disABILITY Awareness Manager, Chelsea McCloskey, and asked her to share her experience with this program, and why she is so passionate about disability awareness education for all.

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Chili Cook-Off: Team Feature

JMF’s annual Chili Cook-Off is just days away! We hope you’ll join us for this family-friendly event, and help us serve children of ALL abilities while tasting delicious chili, and helping us crown the 2020 champ. Before the big day (this Saturday, Feb. 8), we’d like to introduce you to just a few of our teams this year. If you’d like to attend this year’s Chili Cook-Off, you can purchase your tickets online here.

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Program Update: Winter 2020

Each quarter, JMF likes to take the time to update our followers and supporters on  each of our five programs. We have a lot of exciting things coming our way in 2020, so don’t forget to check back in every three months, and see how JMF is serving children of ALL abilities in central Indiana! For now, keep reading for our winter 2020 program update:

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Butterfly Ball: How to Participate in this Year’s Silent Auction from Afar

We are just two days away from the Joseph Maley Foundation’s Butterfly Ball. Can’t join us for the festivities on Saturday? No worries! You can still participate in our silent auction. Read on to find instructions for downloading and setting up your mobile bidding app, and a sneak peek at some of our auction items and raffle prizes. If you have any questions, please contact JMF’s Event Manager, Courtney Basso: cbasso@josephmaley.org

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All You Need to Know About the JMF and Crew Carwash Fundraiser

This weekend the Joseph Maley Foundation is partnering with Crew Carwash for a fundraiser that you won’t want to miss! On Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, you can get a FREE FastWax with any donation to the Joseph Maley Foundation, and with the purchase of any wash. Keep reading to find answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve been receiving about this event:

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2019 Run, Walk, Roll – Results, Photos, and More!

Even though the 11th annual Run, Walk, Roll has passed us by, we’re STILL so excited about all the great moments and memories that were made at this year’s race! We want to make sure that you can share in those moments as well, so for this week’s blog post, we’re shouting out our top race performers, top fundraisers, and sharing some of the wonderful photos from race day. 

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A Critical Time: An Interview with Dr. Katherine Soe

For our second blog post of the week (surprise!) – JMF brings you another interview from one of our HOPE Program speakers, Dr. Katherine Soe. Dr. Soe is currently completing her residency training in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at Indiana University. She is another highly valuable asset to HOPE, and JMF feels lucky to have her not only speak for our mental health program, but also advocate for the foundation as a whole. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Soe, and her advice for how to begin the conversation of mental health with your child.

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HOPE: Where We’re Going with Allison Cappella

As Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week comes to a close, the Joseph Maley Foundation knows it is necessary to continue the conversation about mental health.  With this knowledge, we look toward the future of mental health education in central Indiana, and sit down with JMF’s newest staff member, Allison Capella, for our last blog of the week. We speak with Allison about her goals for HOPE and why she believes that mental health education is still so incredibly important for our local youth.

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Love and Kindness: Ayden Jent on disABILITY Awareness

For our second disABILITY Awareness themed blog post of the month, we’d like to introduce Ayden Jent. Ayden speaks for the Joseph Maley disABILITY Awareness program, and is a 2016 Rio U.S. Paralympian. In this weeks blog, Ayden shares how he came to find the Joseph Maley Foundation, and why he continues to support the disABILITY Awareness Program.

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Meet Hopper: A Therapy Dog To Be

Events Manager, Courtney Basso and her family have welcomed a new, furry addition to their home, and to the JMF family as well! Hopper, a hopeful therapy dog, is a comforting (and adorable) new presence at the Joseph Maley Foundation. In this week’s blog post, we’ve asked Courtney to introduce Hopper, and to give some insight on what exactly a therapy dog is, and how Hopper can impact JMF.

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