Sunday, September 25, 2011

True Inspiration

This morning, Gina and I were at Griffith Park bright and early for a walkathon in support of Shane's Inspiration, whose mission it is "to create inclusive playgrounds and programs to unite children of all abilities."  The founder of the organization, Scott Williams, is actually a writer with Gina on NCIS.  He and his wife started the organization in 1997 in memory of their son, Shane, who suffered from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and passed away just a few weeks after his birth.

Hundreds of men, women and children came out to walk on a nice, cool LA morning, and hopefully a lot of money was raised.  Among other things, Shane's Inspiration has so far been responsible for opening over 40 universally accessible playgrounds (like the one above at Griffith Park) that can be enjoyed by all children, regardless of physical limitations.  If you're interested in hearing more about what they do, please check out their website.

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