‘Win for Quinn’ Charity Social Returns for 2022 Utah Regional NATSAP in Provo
Elements is pleased to announce the return of the ‘Win 4 Quinn’ annual charity networking event. This ‘Win 4 Quinn’ event initiated by Jenney Wilder in 2016 quickly became a favorite social for local and visiting treatment colleagues attending the annual Utah Regional NATSAP event. It is an evening intentionally planned for connection and celebration with a focus on raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis. Each year 30+ programs chip in with a financial donation to the foundation and with that they become co-sponsors of this fun evening enjoyed by over 150 attendees.
“The war against Cystic Fibrosis became personal when my granddaughter was born with the diagnosis and struggled through multiple hospitalizations in the first couple of years of her life” explains John Karren, Elements co-owner and founder. “Naturally our family embraced the challenge to learn more, raise awareness and to help other families needing financial support for obtaining the specialized equipment needed. But I have been amazed at how many individuals from our professional field, wanting and willingly, jumped on board to support this cause. Because of this annual event, we have been able to really make a difference in so many lives and for that my family and I are humbly grateful” continues Karren.
In 2019, the Win4Quinn Foundation received its official designation as a 501(c)3 charitable entity. Each year the foundation holds two fundraising events, the above-mentioned networking event and an online store for logo wear and a bike kit. The mission of the foundation is to provide financial support to individuals in obtaining much needed specialty supplies and/or to reduce the overall day-to-day financial burden of the disease. “We are not only trying to raise money and awareness for Quinn, but for the entire CF community. Medication costs continue to rise each year, and the expenses at hospitals are always increasing.” says Blair (Karren) Edgington, and she continues, “Quinn fights hard every day, and we want to stand by her side and fight to help find a cure for CF. Quinn has already conquered so many challenges that no child should have to go through, and she does it with a smile and more grit than most. Quinn inspires us every day with her “won’t back down” attitude, she’s shown us that the best way for us to help her fight is by fundraising and raising awareness until a cure is found.”
The 2022 ‘Win 4 Quinn’ charity social is scheduled for Monday, May 2 from 6-8 pm and is free to attendees; the charity social is held at the Discovery Day and Discovery Connections Ivy Tower on Center Street in Provo, UT. There will be a taco truck and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Also returning with this event is entertainment by the ‘Center and Main Band’, featuring Elements Traverse own clinical director/co-owner Eric Fawson, on bass guitar and backup vocals. This fun 80’s rock band adds a fun and lively atmosphere for all attendees.
For more information about the Foundation, becoming a donating sponsor of the ‘Win 4 Quinn’ event on May 2, to be added to the Win 4 Quinn mailing list or any other questions please contact Blair Edgington at (801) 230-4786 or Blair@Win4Quinn.org
About Elements Wilderness
Since 2008, Elements Wilderness has been providing a specialized therapeutic intervention for adolescent boys aged 13-17. We at Elements envision a world in which everyone has the skills and support necessary to live a full and healthy life. Through innovative therapeutic and psychiatric intervention, a comprehensive outdoor living experience complete with expeditionary backpacking and adventure programming, a robust family program involving the family at every step, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment, we strive to provide our clients with intervention, treatment, and assessment. Elements is licensed and supervised by the State of Utah Department of Human Services and accredited through the Outdoor Behavioral Health Council and the Association for Experiential Education. For Young Adult wilderness therapy clients, there is Elements Traverse based in central Utah.