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WE CHAMPION WEB-A-THON FOR WELLNESS

FREE VIRTUAL EVENT CHAMPIONS GIVING COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE TO KIDS WITH CHRONIC PAIN

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Fri, September 25, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST

Everyone needs a champion and WE Champion Web -A- Thon for Wellness is a Bowtie Kids initiative designed to showcase and highlight the intersections of collaboration needed to support, nurture, and empower children and families impacted by chronic pain so that they can become socially and emotionally empowered.

 

September is #PAINAWARENESSMONTH and on Friday, September 25, 2020, bring your champion's spirit and join us for our inaugural day-long web-a-thon intentionally curated to engage, educate, inform, and inspire you to become advocates and champions for children and families living with chronic pain.

 

Each hourly segment will feature expert hosts and panelists offering their expertise and guidance to support all of us as WE rally together as champions and advocates for children.  At Bowtie Kids, we define chronic pain as an unbearable constant physical pain that limits and interferes with the childhood experience.  Imagine the impact that this had on Emily who remembers so clearly that because of her chronic pain condition her family was unable to go to Disney World. Family vacations, sleep-overs, birthday parties, cannonballs off the diving board are just a few of the things that over 1.7 million children in the U.S. who are suffering from chronic pain experience every day.  

 

 

The day will be filled with segments featuring community leaders, advocates, heads of industry, mental health professionals, health and wellness experts, medical professionals, nutrition and fitness experts, creative arts professionals, and children and families impacted.

For Bowtie Kids the “KNOT” in a bowtie represents the joining together of a network of people who are committed to increasing the social and emotional learning capacity of children and families impacted by chronic pain to reduce the levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, poor self-concept, poor self-expression, opioid addiction and rates of suicide through interactive and experiential learning.

WE Champion. Will you, join us? 

 

 

Registration


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Full Day Ticket

8 am - The Pain Truth - The Physical Impact

9 am - The Pain Truth - The Mental Impact

10 am - Alternative Remedies for Pain

11 am - Non-Profit Feature - Equine Therapies of South Florida 

12 pm - Chronic pain documentary

1 pm - Holistic Remedies for Pain 

2 pm - Non-Profit Feature - Hosanna Corporation 

3 pm - Benefits of Exercise & Nutrition

4 pm - Non-Profit Feature - Extreme Teen Leaders

5 pm - Creative Expression 

6 pm - Non-Profit Feature - Tomorrow's Rainbow

7 pm - Self-Care

Half Day Ticket: Morning/Afternoon

8 am - The Pain Truth - The Physical Impact

9 am - The Pain Truth - The Mental Impact

10 am - Alternative Remedies for Pain

11 am - Non-Profit Partner Feature 

12 pm - Special chronic pain documentary

1 pm - Holistic Remedies for Pain 

Half Day Ticket: Afternoon/Evening

2 pm - Non-Profit Partner Feature 

3 pm - Benefits of Exercise & Nutrition

4 pm - Non-Profit Partner Feature 

5 pm - Creative Expression 

6 pm - Non-Profit Partner Feature

7 pm - Self-Care

Hourly Ticket: 8am

The Pain Truth - The Physical Impact

Moderator: Tracey Taylor Prescod

Panelists: 

Karen Prescod: Karen Prescod the Founder and Chief Statement Maker of the fashion brand The Bowtie Gurl ™- BE Courageous. BE Confident. BE You. and the Visionary, Founder and CEO of Bowtie Kids™ - Courage & Confidence for Kids with Chronic Pain. As a Leader, Advocate, and Philanthropist Karen has dedicated hundreds of hours to our community and incorporates and executes philanthropy as the norm in the organization

Hourly Ticket: 9am

The Pain Truth - The Mental Impact

Moderator: Georgette Josephs

Ray Rapaglia: Ray Rapaglia is the CEO/Founder of James Club Recovery, a FARR Certified Recovery Residence. He has dedicated his life, full time at the James Club, to help individuals who suffer from addictions

Aisha T. McDonald: Aisha T. McDonald is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked in the social services arena for over 10 years. She has focused on mental health awareness and education, victim advocacy, substance use, and mental health issues as well as diversity, inclusion, and social equity.

Billie Morgan, MS: Mrs. Morgan is a Certified Information and Referral Specialist. She assists the community in navigating the complex system of care in order to improve access to services through the 2-1-1 Helpline. She is an ASIST trainer, certified Crisis Worker from the American Association of Suicidology, and certified in Psychological First Aid.

Quinton T. Franklin: Affectionately known as “Q” in our agency, has worked in the private and public sector in the South Florida recovery community for over 20 years. His experience, quiet confidence, and warmth are a welcomed addition to the peer community we serve at SFWN.

Hourly Ticket: 10am

 Alternative Remedies for Pain

Moderator: William Fuller

Panelists: 

Dr, Requel Lopes: Dr. Réquel Lopes, AP is the owner and healing practitioner at Dragonfly Wellness in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has been treating patients for the past 10 years. As a licensed Acupuncture Physician, she brings her extensive experience to her patients by using an integrative care approach.

Dr, Elaine Cruz: Dr. Elaine is an international bestseller, Vitalistic Chiropractor, and the Co-Owner of Express Life Family Chiropractic in Fort Lauderdale. Having experienced many physical, financial and emotional challenges herself, she is passionate about inspiring and transforming people's lives so they can live in the fullest and best expression of themselves. 

Hourly Ticket: 11am

Non-Profit Feature 

Moderator: Karen Prescod

Panelists:

Molly Murphy: Molly is a native Floridian and has been associated with Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida for over 15 years.Molly began as the Executive Director of the organization in December of 2016; a 38-year old nonprofit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities to children and adults with special needs.

Hourly Ticket: 12PM

Let's Break to Educate: Pain Warriors Documentary 

Hourly Ticket: 1pm

Holistic Remedies for Pain 

Moderator: Karen Prescod

Panelists:

Dr. Requel Lopes: Dr. Réquel Lopes, AP is the owner and healing practitioner at Dragonfly Wellness in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has been treating patients for the past 10 years. As a licensed Acupuncture Physician, she brings her extensive experience to her patients by using an integrative care approach.

Julietta Wenzel: Julietta is committed to creating a world is that is Loving, Kind, Compassionate, Connected, and EmpoweredJulietta uses a wide range of modalities to support healing in her clients including Voila Method,
Microcurrent Point Stimulation, laser, and essential oils. To inspire other therapists to bring holistic treatment options to their practice she teaches Voila Method and Microcurrent Point Stimulation both in the US and internationally.

Suzann Hollis: After having a terrible accident, Suzanh has found relief in holistic medicine. She is now completely holistic, pharmaceutical pain and anxiety medication-free and will be sober 5 years on January 31st, 2021. She accomplished this through Eastern modalities. 

Hourly Ticket: 2pm

Non-Profit Feature 

Moderator: Florencia Clement

Panelists:

Angine Moss: Ms. Moss, founder and Executive Director of Hosanna Corporation, a 501(C)3 organization dedicated to make a positive impact within the lives of people who are considered at risk through programs geared towards physical health, mental wellness, and personal development.In addition, Angine is a past president of National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter.

Hourly Ticket: 3pm

Benefits of Exercise & Nutrition

Moderator: Vicky Darveau

Panelists;

Julietta Wenzel: Julietta is committed to creating a world is that is Loving, Kind, Compassionate, Connected, and EmpoweredJulietta uses a wide range of modalities to support healing in her clients including Voila Method,
Microcurrent Point Stimulation, laser, and essential oils. To inspire other therapists to bring holistic treatment options to their practice she teaches Voila Method and Microcurrent Point Stimulation both in the US and internationally.

Alison Avayu:  Passionate about health and wellness, Alison is a Gold Manager Heath Coach with Xyngular, a health supplement company that offers the highest quality, award-winning nutritional supplements. Alison was introduced to Xyngular after giving birth to her first son just over two years ago.  She had gained 50 lbs felt miserable and the last 20 lbs would not come off with just a healthy diet and exercise.  The supplements totally transformed her life.  Within two months she had lost those last 20 lbs, returning back to her pre-baby weight.  The best part for her has truly been just how amazing she feels every day and the increased energy that she now has to be a mommy to two little boys and run a business!

 

Bonnie Weaver: Bonnie has been a certified sports performance and movement specialist for the last 28 years and added certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Instructor in the last few.  In addition to running her own business Synergistic Movement, she was a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Head girls Weightlifting Coach for Pine Crest School for 6 years, Head Performance Specialist for Harold Soloman Tennis Academy for 6 years , and Speed and Performance Coach for most of the elite Club Soccer Academies in the South Florida area. 

 

Hourly Ticket: 4pm

Non-Profit Feature - Extreme Teen Leaders

Host:

Nadine Smith: Is the Co-Founder and CEO of Equality Florida, the state's largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  A former award-winning journalist turned organizer, Nadine was one of four national co-chairs of the 1993 March on Washington. She was part of the historic oval office meeting between then-President Clinton - the first such meeting between a sitting President and gay community leaders.  She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization, which celebrated 30 years in 2014.  

Feature:

TamrahBarber is the President & Founder of Extreme Teen Leaders, Inc and she has over 20 years of experience developing youth programs and over 1,500 hours of coaching experience. In addition, Tamrah has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and business development and has completed extensive leadership development and personal effectiveness training. By leveraging her professional and life experience, Tamrah is committed to giving back to youth in the community. Through the XTL360 Teen Leadership Program, teens from all over embark on a journey to discover what is in the way of them reaching their full potential and creating a life of significance. Programs offered include leadership & personal effectiveness, life skills, sports, music & arts, and math & science.  Tamrah completed her bachelor's degree at University of Maryland University College and is a strong proponent on STEM education.  Through the XTL360 principles of discipline, integrity, responsibility, enrollment, commitment, and teamwork teens are empowered to accomplish the extraordinary and are held to a higher standard she knows they are capable of attaining.

Hourly Ticket: 5pm

Creative Expression:

Moderator: Jorge "Coco" Alarcon

Panelists: 

Armando Presales: He draws inspiration from our youth, the importance of their academic experiences as children, but most importantly, with the responsibility we
have with them and future generations to come. He works with a variety of paint techniques, prints, digital media, and installations to produce his pieces.

Emunah Sussion: Emunah is a self-taught artist. Throughout the different
experiences and challenges, they have faced Emunah found that art, no matter what form is extremely healing. They are passionate about helping and supporting others and healing.

Brent Charles: Brent Charles sings in English, Spanish, French,
Italian, Portuguese, and Hebrew and has a musical range from Pavarotti, Sinatra, and Barry White to Ne-Yo, Prince, Phillip Bailey, and Bruno Mars. Studio recordings include international projects for Ron Taylor (Grammy-winning & multiple Latin Grammy-winning recording Engineer/Mixer/ Producer) at The Hit Factory/CriteriaRecords.

Hourly Ticket: 6pm

Non-Profit Feature- Tomorrow's Rainbow

Host: 

Graciela Valdes is a Founding BTK Board Member and has been the Programs and Services Committee Chair since its inception. A professional portrait photographer by trade, Graciela’s passions lie in supporting her community, particularly underserved women and children. She donates thousands of dollars in photography services each year to a number of local non-profits that support such communities. Graciela’s previous experience as a paralegal and as a high school teacher has allowed her to build a qualified Programming Committee who has taken BTK from a vision to a thriving model of therapeutic fun for kids. 

 

Feature: Tomorrow's Rainbow 

Abby Mosher is the Founding CEO and Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Rainbow, Inc. She is a pioneer in combining the therapeutic benefits of horses with facilitated peer support groups providing a highly effective, comprehensive and innovative approach to children’s grief support.Ms. Mosher studied at the renowned Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon and is certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. She has trained with the National Organization for Victim’s Assistance and holds a certificate from the Florida Crisis Response Team. Over the last 20 years, Ms. Mosher and Tomorrow’s Rainbow have both won numerous community awards for excellence.Ms. Mosher founded Tomorrow’s Rainbow after her own personal tragedy identified the lack of grief support available for children and their families that had experienced the death of a loved one. With her trademark drive, determination, and dedication to all children, she created Tomorrow’s Rainbow, an oasis for bereaved and traumatized children in our community. 

Hourly Ticket: 7pm

Self-Care

Moderator: Holly Berube 

Panelists: 

Marigloria Colon: She is a health and life coach with 15+ years of experience in the biotech/pharma industry. Her passion is to cultivate the potential in others and affect positive change through emotional support and tangible tools

Dan Zhou: She is a health and wellbeing expert who has studied mindfulness, meditation, taichi and shamanism, and energy healing. She has also studied Eden Energy medicine which is based on Chinese medicine.

Siobhan McCracken: Siobhan has been a Wellness Champion for several years in a corporate function. In 2019 she got her certification as a Health and Life Coach from Health Coach Institute. 

Nick Murtha: He is an expert trainer that regularly features in Men's Health Woman's health, and Prevention Magazine, Nick is also the co-owner of Catalyst Fitness in Fort Lauderdale

 

 

Organizer


Bowtie Kids Bowtie Kids bowtiekids18@gmail.com Fort Lauderdale , FL 888-884-9195 http://www.bowtiekids.org
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