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Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California    ~ BFIT ~


The Rehabilitation Staff in partnership with the Motion Analysis Lab have developed a BFIT program for their patients.   Patients from 5 – 18 years old, with a desire to improve their fitness and function are invited to participate. The BFIT program is an immersive, eight-week health and fitness training program exclusively designed for children with physical disabilities.  Many of these children tend to be inactive.  BFIT gives them the tools for healthy nutrition and exercise, including a custom-fit bicycle and an end goal: The Epic Challenge Event. A big part of the program is the custom Bicycle built for each child and that becomes theirs to take home.  The program costs approximately $1,000.00 per child and is a multidisciplinary program involving teams from the Motion Analysis Laboratory, the Physical Therapy – Occupational Program, Outpatient Clinic and the Cerebral Palsy Care Team.


 The activities take place at the hospital and they have an amazing time.  The participants pedal their cycles a few laps around the hospitalís parking lot. This program has encouraged the children to set their goals and then work to achieve those goals.  Giving the patients the opportunity to participate in group exercise with staff and friends had made the BFIT program a success. 


Please help us raise monies for as many bicycles as we can and help these children reach their goals and BFIT!! 


Please make checks payable to:  Aahmes Shriners Center, 2017 Ladies Project, 170 Lindberg Ave., Livermore, CA  94551-9569

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