The M.U.S.E. Foundation
M.U.S.E. stands for "Music Unites the
Soul of Everyone." Founded by Kenn Roberts, M.U.S.E.
produces and directs benefit concerts
for charity! Their mission is to share the love and power of music as
a conduit to raise funds and public awareness for
worthwhile charitable causes.
EAMNF has co-produced with M.U.S.E. the annual
Tribute To John Denver Concerts performed by John’s band at the historic
Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, in October of 2006 and 2007 to benefit
Challenge Aspen (see right).
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founded in 1976 by singer/songwriter and environmentalist John Denver
along with Aikido Master Tom Crum (see below). Windstar is a non profit
environmental education organization which promotes a holistic
approach to addressing environmental concerns.
Windstar is the recognition and demonstration that each of us is part
of, and responsible for, the quality of life on planet Earth; and that
which affects any one of us, affects us all.
Camp of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
year-round activities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and adults
from all over the world on a beautiful 15 acre Colorado site, located
just minutes from the world-class mountain resorts of Aspen/Snowmass.
ski and snowboard in the winter and hike, bike, fly-fish, backpacking,
river raft, horseback ride and more the rest of the year.
All Deaf and HH
campers and their Hearing siblings are welcome to any camp
session, regardless of how you communicate - oral or sign.
Challenge Aspen’s mission is providing recreational and cultural
experiences for people with disabilities, helping them master new skills
and enhancing their lives. People with disabilities face challenges that
extend beyond the scope of their real physical limitations, with
isolations being the most difficult.
Activities ranging from fishing to
cross country skiing help participants overcome that isolation; build
self-confidence and HAVE FUN – along with their families and friends.
For the past 6 years, EAMNF has sponsored 40 children attending the
camp, a total of 240 campers.
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Tom Crum's Aiki Works
is an author and presenter in the fields of conflict resolution, peak
performance, and stress management. He is known throughout the world
The Thomas Crum Approach, taught through best-selling books,
audio and visual materials, and live presentations of varying length and
designed to help people become more centered under conflict, more
resourceful when facing challenges, and more effective under stress. Tom
also has been a teacher of Aikido, a graceful martial art which uses
energy rather than force to resolve conflicts. With John Denver,
he founded the Windstar Foundation (see above).
EAMNF sponsored 4 of
Tom's "Journey To Center" workshops in Scottsdale & Sedona, Arizona. Tom
also co-facilitated with Karmen in presenting EAMNF's Awakening Programs
in the Arizona Dept. of Corrections.
Magic of Music & Dance
Arizona Magic of
Music & Dance Camp is a unique program for children and young adults
with physical and mental disabilities – that - in just one week prepares
them to stage a wonderful theater production written and choreographed
especially for them. Cathy Crum, Julie & Tom Paxton went to Scottsdale
to Put on their first Camp as they do every year for Challenge Aspen.
This year, we sponsored
almost 1/2 of the children attending this camp 7 out of 17!
Children's Health Foundation
The mission of the
Children’s Health Foundation is to advance preventive and integrative
health initiatives that benefit the mind, body, and spirit of children.
The Foundation aims to create systemic changes in schools and
communities to ensure school safety, prevent childhood obesity, promote
awareness of childhood learning differences, and reduce stress-related
pathologies in children.