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Shop Like a Superhero

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On Wednesday, May 23, you can shop on Greenwich Avenue for a great cause. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is holding Reeve Shops Greenwich to support the Foundation’s research and quality of life programs. These are grants that are awarded to programs or projects that improve the daily lives of people with paralysis.

Participating stores will provide snacks, drinks, discounts, giveaways, entertainment, and donations to the Reeve Foundation. Participating stores include: vineyard vines, Patricia Gourlay Collections, Janet Lee, Psychic, Diane’s Books, Pinkberry Greenwich, Betteridge Jewelers, Black Forest Pastry Shop, Scoop NYC, J. McLaughlin, Crave Boutique, Smart Kids Toy Store, Optyx, Petticoat Lane, Lilly Pulitzer, SPLURGE and SPLURGE Kids and the Samuel Owen Gallery.

Christopher Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse in an equestrian competition in Virginia on On May 27, 1995. He required a wheelchair and breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries, and for human embryonic stem cell research afterward. He founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founded the Reeve-Irvine Research Center. He was an actor best known for playing Superman.

On my Pinterest board, abledbody inspirations, check out the really handsome photo of Reeve along with one of my favorite quotes of his: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Stop by Reeve Shops Greenwich before you head out for long Memorial Day weekend. Look for the red, orange, and yellow balloons tied outside the stores.

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Suzanne Robitaille

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