Go Baby Go! 2017

$1,405 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 20 months
Stacey Mascarenas
for Lower Valley Hospital Association
'Go Baby Go' Returns to the Western Slope of Colorado!

'Go Baby Go' is a program that provides modified,
ride-on cars to young children with disabilities so that they can move independently.

Founded at the University of Delaware by Professor Cole Galloway as part of a research project, 'Go Baby Go' has been wildly successful and volunteers have been trained in more than 40 communities to modify cars so that more children can have access to them.

In 2016, several entities in the Grand Valley including Colorado Mesa University (CMU), Family Health West Foundation and Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center's (CCHMC) Pediatric Rehabilitation Team joined together to launch the program on the Western Slope. Five children received specially modified cars that they're using independently. This would not have been possible without the talents of CMU's student engineers and the Pediatric Rehabilitation Team.

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, CMU faculty and student members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) along with participants from the Department of Kinesiology and the Council of Exceptional Children Club will again join CCHMC's Pediatric Rehabilitation Team to modify cars for six children. This will be an all-day event, as the cars will be modified on-site to match the specific mobility needs of each child. Some cars will need to have a large push button mounted and wired, some will need PVC piping to help act as support for the children, and others may require more extensive modifications.

How Can You Help?

We are asking for tax-deductible monetary donations to help purchase an individual car for each child and to help offset costs for materials and supplies for the day of the event. Parents are encouraged to make a donation to help with car costs if they are able to, but no donation is required to receive a car.

We are hoping to have all funds in place no later than Monday, February 20th to ensure that all materials can be purchased for the event. You will be making a difference for these children and their families that will never be forgotten!

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This is who this benefits:
Go Baby Go 2016 benefitted the child on our own Mark Shepherd from Purchasing. Mark's Daughter Hailey loved the vehicle so much that she wore the tread off the tires. Mark was able to extend the life of the vehicle by putting screws in the tires to act as studs. This shows that the gift of mobility impacts these children's life in untold ways.
Mark Shepard and his Daughter Hailey
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$1,405 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 20 months
Created January 5, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Lower Valley Hospital Association
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Fruita, CO
EIN: 840447998
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Ryan Cummins
19 months ago

I hope you meet your goal!

Harriet & Clay Carpenter
20 months ago

Great service project, SWE! Keep up the great work :)

Cindy Ellison
20 months ago

To help move you along in life, Gracie. XO

ellen price
20 months ago

what a great program! Mobility is the key.

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