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Helen Keller Foundation to Support North Carolina Surf Camps for Visual and Hearing Impaired Children

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We want to leave the world a better place," said Keller Johnson-Thompson, announcing a three-year program supporting North Carolina surf camps for visual and hearing impaired children.

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Johnson-Thompson is the great-grand niece of Helen Keller, and serves as Vice President of the Helen Keller Foundation in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Helen Keller, born both deaf and blind, left an inspirational legacy of achievement against insurmountable odds. Keller's advocacy to "see the possibilities" continues today through the Helen Keller Foundation.

"Water is magical," said Jack Viorel, President of North Carolina's Indo Jax Surf Charities. "As water opened doors for Helen Keller, surf camps tap inner-joy and self-confidence, removing barriers for the future." Keller Johnson-Thompson agreed, saying, "We know surf camp will open doors and opportunities for these kids."

Alex Munroe, committed supporter of the Helen Keller Foundation said, "Surf Camp will provide a gateway for the children to jump into the water and follow Helen Keller's example of taking risks." Munroe's company, Alert Tile, manufactures warning systems used around the world at crosswalks and on walkways. Alert Tile donates a portion of all sales to the Helen Keller Foundation.

Indo Jax Surf Charities will conduct the Keller-backed visual and hearing impaired surf camps in July. The North Carolina camps are open to children regardless of state or nationality.

Wrightsville Beach and surrounding communities have a long history of reaching out to special needs kids and adults. Life Rolls On, for people with spinal injuries; Surfers Healing for children with autism; Wounded Warriors surf camps; Juvenile Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis camps; all designed to help people realize possibilities and move forward in life.

Special Diet and Lodging

For special menu and lodging needs contact Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a long-time supporter of charitable surf camps.  Call 910.256.2251 or visit www.blockade-runner.com

Surf Camp Media Photos and Logos

Surf Camp Calendar




Indo Jax Surf Charities



May 27-29              

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wilmington

June 17-19              

Juvenile Diabetes

June 23-26               

Children of Belarus

July                    

Helen Keller Foundation Month

July 14-18          

Visually Impaired Surf Camp

July 28-31         

Hearing Impaired Surf Camp

Aug 11-14        

Boys and Girls Home of Waccamaw

Aug 18            

Surfers Healing

Aug 19-21       

Autism Surf Camp

Sept 13          

Wounded Warriors Camp



Ocean Cure Charity Camps



June 3                           

Boys and Girls Club

June 21                        

Life Rolls On

Aug 4-7                       

Wounded Warrior Project Surf Camp

Aug 16                       

Visually Impaired Camp

Aug 18 - 21                

Autism Camp

Sept 16                     

Little Pink Houses of Hope

Oct 1                       

Little Pink Houses of Hope

Friday's                   

Team Jelly Fish

(Aug 31-Nov 16)


 

Contact Information:






Jack Viorel



Indo Jax Surf Charities



P. 910.274.3565



Email






Kevin Murphy



Ocean Cure Charity Camps



P. 910.431.0594






John Pike



Surfers Healing



Wrightsville Beach



P. 910.791.8240



Email






Brittany Burdine



Blockade Runner Beach Resort?



P. 910.256.2251



Email






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