1. What Makes You STRONGER

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    On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 more than 850 supporters came together as a community for the Challenged Athletes Foundation's 8th Annual "A Celebration of Heroes, Heart & Hope" gala. The evening showcased incredible challenged athletes, sports and entertainment celebrities, Wall Street notables and media personalities to recognize how CAF is making our lives, communities and society STRONGER!

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    • Milk: Sarah Reinertsen - Meeting the Challenge

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      Part 1 of a four part web series. Client: Milk Filmed/edited by Danny Mizicko for Stack.com

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      • CAF Athlete Profile: Breezy Bochenek

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        Breezy Bochenek was featured at the 2013 CAF "A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope" gala in New York City on June 12, 2013. That night a star was born as she captured the heart of all the event's guests. As she was welcomed on stage by her role model and mentor, CAF Spokesperson Sarah Reinertsen, she told the audience she wanted to show her gratitude for them and CAF with a special song. Watch the video of Breezy singing here - https://vimeo.com/68565439 At just 11 years of age, Brianne “Breezy” Bochenek has marshaled more strength and maturity than most adults do during their lifetime. The youngest of five children, Breezy’s tight-knit family was devastated when what seemed like a sports injury was diagnosed as an aggressive form of bone cancer. With inspiration and mentoring from CAF’s Sarah Reinertsen, Breezy endured chemotherapy and then made the tough decision to amputate her leg. Breezy’s positive attitude and resilience left her family breathless. “If this had to happen to one of us, I’m glad it was me, cause I know I can handle it,” says Breezy. “I’m thinking about all the kids in the world who are dying because they have no food and water, and it makes me realize what I am going through isn’t that big of a deal.” CAF promised Breezy a running foot when she was ready, and now that promise has been kept. Armed with her Össur Flex Run Jr. she is determined to be a role model for other kids and adults who are battling cancer. She also has bigger goals: “Sarah was the first above-knee woman to finish Ironman. I want to be the youngest.”

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        • 2012 Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge

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          A particular radiance shone through the clouds at the La Jolla Cove on Sunday, October 24, 2012 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation's Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge. An event created nineteen years ago as a fundraiser to help injured triathlete Jim MacLaren, this year welcomed more than 200 challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athlete and 5,000 plus supporters. In this year's 24 Hour Fitness Tour de Cove, over 228 cyclists pedaled to the podium with our recent London champions for the four-and-a-half cycling marathon. The Kaiser Permanente Thrive-5K Fitness Walk led 130 walkers on a beautiful tour of San Diego's "Jewel" city, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All told, the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge raised close to $1.4 million to fund adaptive sports equipment, training and competition expenses for individuals with physical challenges so they can live full and active lifestyles.

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          • Unveiling the Nike Sole

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            Vignette worked with Nike to help announce the NikeSole – an innovative product designed for athletes with leg prosthetics. A combination location and studio shoot resulted in this inspirational video showcasing Sarah Reinertsen, triathlete and amazing person.

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            • TEDxYouth@Bruce

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              The Olympic Spirit: Capturing the Moment Olympic Spirit captures the moments of high drama and emotion experienced by Olympians and fans throughout the world. What is the truth behind that moment? How do you instill, train, learn, and motivate the champion within? What is the journey behind that moment? “Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of a good example, and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.” – Olympic Charter TedxYouth@Bruce will bring together the vision, philosophy, and creed of the Olympic spirit through inspirational speakers. “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” - Olympic Creed

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