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Help Us Win $10K in Brackets For Good!

NeuroHope has been selected to participate in the 2017 Brackets For Good fundraising tournament!

This is the only “sport” for nonprofits and anyone can join our team to help us win a $10,000 grand prize!  Modeled after the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament, 64 charities compete in weekly head-to-head fundraising match-ups. The winners advance all the way to the championship.

It starts Friday, February 24th!

Check out Chris at the Indianapolis bracket release pep rally, and learn about the tournament:

Each round lasts one week.  Once the tournament begins anyone can follow the real-time scoreboard, view the bracket, and donate online through the link below.  You can also donate easily by TEXTING “NeuroHope” to 27722.

So, stay tuned throughout the tournament!  Follow our updates on Facebook and Twitter, and share them all so we can spread the word!

‘Dogs From the Dock’ Raises $6,000!

If you missed the fantastic pictures on the NeuroHope Facebook page from our “Dogs From The Dock” hotdog give-away at Lake Wawasee, we’ve got ’em below!



Yep, we served hundreds of hotdogs to hungry boaters all Labor Day Sunday to spread the word about our mission.  With a grill fired up at the end of the dock, a decked-out pontoon boat to spread the word, and a team of volunteers dishing out nets of hotdogs – we raised $6,000 and had a blast in the process.

This was the brainchild of NeuroHope’s Outreach Coordinator (and all-around rock-star) Justin Davis.  He deserves a HUGE thanks, and extra-hearty slap on the back!

A big thank-you also goes to the volunteers.  I have known many of them since childhood and they helped make the day so memorable: Ben Laviolette, Heather Reich, Alison Dixon, Chase Donohue, Derek Swanson, Andrea Palmquist, Kara Kern, Amy Adkins: you guys are AWESOME!



July 27 – Save the Date: 2nd Annual Open House!

It has been an eventful 2016 at NeuroHope! With your support and generosity our clinic has become a reality.

Celebrate with us! NeuroHope will host its 2nd Annual Open House on the evening of Wednesday July 27th!
(6:00 – 8:00 in the gym at 901 Shelby Street in Fountain Square)

Mike_frame_borderPlease join us for a brief evening of food, drinks, prizes, and recognition of the amazing staff, clients, and donors that have helped NeuroHope come to fruition. You are part of a movement that has created a functioning and innovative outpatient healthcare clinic from scratch. That’s right! I said OUTPATIENT!

We are now officially certified with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies to become the FIRST and ONLY outpatient clinic in Indianapolis that provides extended care and affordable rates for patients.

We are thrilled to be able to accept insurance, but unlike traditional healthcare providers, our care goes well beyond what insurance allows. We aren’t afraid to sacrifice a higher-paying insurance reimbursement for an affordable private-pay rate.

This is what makes us unique. And, this is why our rent-free relationship with the University of Indianapolis, and support from donors like you is so important.

Santos_standing_cropped_borderStrides over the last year:

  • Expanded into new space on the 3rd floor of the Southeast Community Services Building
  • Secured new therapy mats, parallel bars, and standing frames for our clients
  • Worked with 23 clients since we opened doors!
  • Credentialed with CMS and private insurance
  • Press! Read our Indianapolis Monthly article here. And our IBJ write-up here.

We are also proud to have been the catalyst behind a change in Indiana law that will help fund long-term rehab programs such as ours in the future!

We hope to be successful in securing a state grant that will let us open full-time in the next year, but in the meantime, we remain in fundraising mode to keep our services strong.

So, please continue to spread the word!  Bridge funding will be a key to our success.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you on July 27th!

Team NeuroHope at the Monumental Marathon!

Team NeuroHope was out in full force at last week’s Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!NeuroHope group_Marathon

A HUGE THANK-YOU goes out to our friends and family who braved the cold to participate in the race and festivities, and all of their supporters who contributed in the fundraising effort.  The total amount pledged?

A resounding grand total of $8,790! 

THAT is an incredible number that blew our initial goal out of the water, and gives us the funds necessary to purchase the $5,000 hydraulic therapy mat that has been on our wish list for quite some time.

A shout-out out to all 31 team members that walked / ran the 5K, and the half marathon in support of NeuroHope is posted below.  You are all true rock stars!

Special recognition is needed for the amazing Aika Yoshida (far right in the photo on the left).  A spinal cord injury survivor herself,  Aika walked, yes WALKED the 13.1 miles with time to spare!

We also can’t forget our volunteers who worked the finish line all morning handing out water, medals, and bananas to more than 17,000 race participants. We are overwhelmed by your support.


2015 Monumental Marathon Marathon NeuroHopeTeam:Kristen_marathon

  • Stephanie Adkins
  • Victoria Andrews
  • Larry Carter
  • Stephanie Deaton
  • Shannon Dillard
  • Erin Dull
  • Renee Edwards
  • Diana Fjeld
  • Brent Foster
  • Nora Foster
  • Jenny Garza
  • Georgine Getty
  • Lynnette Goodwin
  • Carrie GraunkeAllisonblanket
  • Sarah Harnish
  • Brooke Kroll
  • Allison Leeuw
  • David Marks
  • Amy McRay
  • James McRay
  • Kelson Moran
  • Melissa Owen
  • Jeanie Pelt
  • Donna Peterson
  • Betsie Reed
  • Tina Repking
  • Sara Sale
  • Kelly Shaw
  • Stephanie Shaw
  • Amber Soper
  • Sherry Surface
  • John Viray
  • Julie Wojtaszek
  • Kristen Yates
  • Aika Yoshida

Afterrace_collageNeuroHope’s Monumental Marathon Volunteers:bananavolunteers_collage

  • Carol Campbell
  • Justin Davis
  • Elaine Drew
  • Maurita Ducanes
  • Rhonda Fishel
  • Gene Leeuw
  • Monice Leeuw
  • John Mead
  • Beth Overmyer
  • Carol Vojt

What an event. Allison did an amazing job organizing and leading our team. Let’s make it bigger next year!