SOLANA BEACH — Local real estate team Andrea Lajoie and Jennifer Wanner, with the Sterling Company in Rancho Santa Fe, are hosting the first A Stroll & Wheel to Heal, benefiting Awakenings Health Institute at 10 a.m. April 24 on the Solana Beach Boardwalk, starting at the Lomas Santa Fe entrance.
“We wanted to get involved in something that could benefit the local community and AHI is right in the heart of Solana Beach, “ said Lajoie, co-chairwoman of the stroll. “Because this is our first year, we are reaching out to our sphere of influence, but we hope this will be a giant stepping stone in making this event bigger and better each year.”
AHI is a community-based, nonprofit organization that serves individuals with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders, such as MS and Parkinson’s. The institute provides affordable and accessible exercise programs to enhance the rehabilitation process in a specialized holistic health and fitness facility.
“This organization does tremendous things for people trying to improve their quality of living,” said co-chairwoman Wanner. “And what better way to highlight their efforts than organize a charity event for the entire community to enjoy.”
The team is reaching out to local businesses for corporate sponsorship opportunities, donations for prizes, food and beverages. Each participant is expected to raise at least $100 for the cause. If they reach that goal, they will receive an event T-shirt. There will a prize for the top fundraiser.
To get more information regarding this event, contact Andrea Lajoie (619) 459-9119 or Jennifer Wanner (858) 518-1537.