The Turn needs your help! Witnessing the overwhelming demand for its innovative programs, enhancing the health and wellness of the physically challenged community free of charge, has been both gratifying and challenging. In the first six months of 2017, registered participation in its weekly programs, which it conducts year‐round at its campus of the Wharton Center in North Olmsted, increased by an impactful 25%.

Each year, The Turn recognizes its Player of the Year, given to an individual who has not only shown a commitment to improving their own health and wellness, but has also given back to the organization through their time, advocacy and, with this year’s recipient, humor.

To meet the growing demand for The Turn’s life‐changing services and, most importantly, ensure its fiscal sustainability, the “Join The Turn Campaign” was launched to raise $75,000 of vital program funds through membership gi s of $250 or more.

To kick off the campaign, The Turn’s Board of Directors rallied together to secure 100% participation by each Board member, totaling more than $34,500 in pledges. These funds will be used to challenge the community to support the campaign, by matching their gifts of $250 or more dollar‐for‐dollar.

“Providing our programs free of charge has been a core value of The Turn since its inception, however it is also a challenge financially” said Director Frank Rihtar. “We ask the community to use this opportunity to Join The Turn in its mission to positively impact the lives of the physically challenged community right here in their own backyard.”

Gifts to the Join The Turn Campaign of $250 or more will receive their choice of one premium membership gi featuring the The Turn’s logo (see campaign adver sement). For more informa on about this campaign or other support opportunities, please contact Frank Rihtar at 440.686.1074 (ext. 209). Donate online at www.jointheturn.org.