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Sip some wine and support Next Step

At Hotel Veritas, we’re not quite opposed to enjoying a good glass of wine – especially when sipping is for such a worthy cause – so we’ll be supporting Next Step at their fundraiser on March 10th.

Next Step is a Cambridge-based nonprofit with a mission to shatter limitations and elevate aspirations of teens and young adults living with life-threatening diseases.  They provide a variety of programs (all free of charge to participants) which empower seriously ill young people with the right tools and knowledge they will begin asking “Whats Next?” instead of “Why me?”

What: Delicious food and wine, live music, fantastic auction and raffle items
When:  Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:30pm
Where: The Spee Club, Harvard Square
Cost: $50 donation per person
RSVP:  Click here

About Next Step

“Children with life threatening illnesses have many homes. Teens and young adults have none. Next Step fills this vacuum by providing life changing opportunities to young people.” -Paul Newman

The challenges of high school and the transition to adulthood can test any young person. For young people with cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life threatening diseases, these challenges can appear insurmountable.

In addition to fighting for survival, these young people encounter problems with growth, development and long term health issues. They often lag behind their peers at achieving even the simplest social milestones. Resources to help these youth become successful adults are few and far between.

To fill this urgent need, Bill Kubicek founded Next Step in 2001 with the support and guidance of the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Next Step retreats and workshops—all hosted at no cost to participants—provide resources, support and hope.

Our mission is to shatter limitations and elevate aspirations of teens and young adults living with life-threatening diseases.

Our programs are a place where young survivors feel safe enough to laugh, share experiences, and create a sense of community with peers who truly understand their unique challenges. We empower young people with the tools and knowledge they need to begin asking “what’s next?” instead of “why me?”


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