The Keep On Keeping On Foundation

by PJ Mullen on June 17, 2010

in June 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

The next nominee for the June edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign is the Keep On Keeping On Foundation. The Keep On Keeping On Team (TEAM KOKO) consists of a group of caring volunteers eager to make a difference in the Chicagoland Special Needs Community.

Their focus is to both assist and raise awareness for those born with severe physical disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy. They are not unique because they help, but rather are unique in the ways that they help. The Keep On Keeping On Foundation hosts several special events throughout the year to help raise awareness for our cause, including the “24 hour run/walk challenge”, “Santa Cause” fundraiser, and “March Forth” Banquet.

Founder and President Tim Wambach met Mike Berkson in the summer of 2001. Mike at the time was a 12-year old kid, living with Cerebral Palsy. Mike’s sense of humor and overall attitude towards life inspired Tim to help others like Mike, and to educate and empower the rest. In the Spring of 2005 Tim wrote the book “Keep On Keeping On”, the story of his relationship with Mike.

To create even more awareness Tim organized a 1-man run where he was to cover the distance between Orlando, FL to Chicago, IL during August 2005. This run brought together the founding members of what is now The Keep On Keeping On Foundation. Dave Kunicki and Dan Joyce were pulled to the cause, and assisted Tim during his run.

Armed with a dream and a call to action they applied for and received 501(c)(3) tax status in August 2007, and the Keep On Keeping On Foundation was born. What started as three motivated individuals, has already quickly grown to a team of over 40 volunteers all eager to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.

Thank you to Kim Burch for nominating the Keep on Keeping On Foundation for the June edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about the Keep on Keeping On Foundation visit their website.

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