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We Rock has joined forces with Autism Speaks and raised several thousands of dollars for Autism Research. Every year the gym walks for Team Gabriel (in honor of the Kimmels son ). Please check this link for more information
This is a photo of our son Gabriel trying to help teach his new friend Destine how to swim. If one was to tell me 2 years ago I would be looking at this photo and reflecting on this precious moment, I would tell them it was a dream. Gabriel was diagnosed with Autism back in 2009 and could not learn how to swim until he was 5 years old. It took him to 5 different instructors before we found the angel that broke through his barriers (Mrs.Daniella Stark). Destine, his new friend, has Autism as well and to witness such love and compassion from my child has me crying as I am writing this to all of you. These moments in life stop me and thank God that I have a child with Autism. What I have learned and continue to learn from our Autism Angels is true love, compassion, devotion, patience, tolerance, and a daily reminder to never underestimate a child.
Above is a photo of Marvin Kimmel, my children’s great grandfather and myself Dina Kimmel Founder and Ceo of WRTS, LLC at Boca Raton’s Grand Opening in April. He surprised me at the Grand Opening in Boca and I was so overwhelmed with emotion, I couldn’t stop crying. He brought me his wife’s Marilyn’s pearls as an opening good luck gift and that it was, the largest Grand Opening thus far in WRTS. When I first saw him as he walked through the door (that is the photo above) I knew a huge part of the reason I was there and opening my first nationwide franchise was due to him and the extraordinary example this man has been in my life. Marvin became successful in business many years ago by “hard work”. There is no way around it, he would tell me. As I have been on my We Rock journey, he and his wife Marilyn have been my biggest fans. They have always treated …
Take advantage of our early sign up specials for our summer camps. Each of our locations worldwide will be having summer camp. If you feel you will qualify for a scholarship, please email us a letter stating 1. Why you think your child deserves a MBRTS grant 2. What is your child’s diagnosis and 3. How old is your child and how many days a week do you feel your child needs one of our WRTS camps.
On April 29th, 2014 we had “The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony” at our WRTS Corporate Office at 18859 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana . This was a huge moment for our company. We had a representative from the Mayor’s office, the Council members office, the Assembly office and the President of the Chamber attend with many other professionals and ambassadors of the chamber, as well as family and loved ones. Following the ribbon cutting was our event for our Non Profit MBRTS at McDonalds in Tarzana. They generously donated 20% of all food ordered between the hrs 4pm to 6pm. We look forward to the future and opening up a WRTS in an area close to you! See our link below to see the wonderful photos our photographer Kathleen Lantos captured. https://www.facebook.com/dina.kimmel/media_set?set=a.10203513254089760.1073741878.1166311576&type=1
In 2014, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym was honored with being the Grand Club Sponsor for the April 26th, Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. They host national events year round to increase autism awareness and help provide support for families in the Autism Community. The Walk Now event took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA and was a huge success. More than 55,000 people showed their support and gathered to create awareness for the autism community. In the end, the walk helped to raise $1.68 Million for Autism Speaks, with the We Rock the Spectrum team raising more than $6,000! Many of the We Rockers were honored to go on stage and lead the crowd in a warm up walk to kick off the event. We lead everyone through stretches, jumps, and cheers …