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GrappleThon Belgium

€280 of €1,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 3 months
Created July 18, 2018
Hi! We're Mike and Weronika, two BJJ-addicts who also want to help others by doing what they love. So we're organising a grappling marathon - GrappleThon- which aims to raise money for charities supporting people with Autism.
Join us 13th/14th October in Brussels! 

We chose to support Blackbelts for Butterflies  and Autism-Europe , since we admire the amazing work they do for people with autism. 

But what is a GrappleThon?
Idea is simple : over a predetermined period, at least two people must be sparring, raising money for charity at the same time. 

What is autism?

It is difficult to explain it briefly and there is a lot of misunderstanding of the subject. Autism is a spectrum condition which means that it affects people in different ways.

People on the autism spectrum experience persistent difficulties with social communication and social interaction, , meaning that lots of things people take for granted like body language and metaphors can be confusing and alienating for people with autism, and some may display restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours, activities or interests. 

Although autism was once believed to be rare, epidemiological studies have now demonstrated that autism affects around 1 in 100 people.
A lot of people with autism do not look disabled, are able to go to university and have a job, while others need a lifetime of support. People with autism often require adaptations to be made to their living, learning and working environments to accommodate their individual difficulties.

There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that people with the autism spectrum have the good quality of life and their rights are being respected.

It's an incredibly complex topic and through our event we aim to raise awareness and break down the stigma and barriers

How can you help? 
Support our event!
By making a donation, even a small one, you can help to make a difference.

We are also inviting you to join us for the GrappleThon in Brussels, taking place on 13th/14th October 2018. Even if you do not practice brazilian jiu jitsu. Even if you only drop by for 5 minutes. 

Come, cuddle, smile, spread the good vibes! 

There will be good music, friendly people and lots of fun!

All the donations go towards Blackbelts for Butterflies and Autism Europe. We do not make any profit from the event.
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€280 of €1,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 3 months
Created July 18, 2018
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