Diamonds & Dust

Healing Reins celebrated 20 years of service in Central Oregon at its Diamonds & Dust fundraiser held September 14th. More than 400 guests raised a record $315,000 in support of the organization.  Healing Reins’ equine-assisted programs and therapies help children, teens, adults and whole families who are challenged by a wide range of disabilities and special needs to gain strength, build resilience, and thrive. More than half of Healing Reins’ program participants come from low-income households and most struggle with medical, mental health, and rehabilitation bills.

Bricks for Kicks Program Supports Sports Fields

As part of their Build It Forward Campaign, a 10-year project to transform eight acres of Bend Park & Recreation’s Pine Nursery Community Park into synthetic turf fields, Bend FC Timbers created the Bricks for Kicks program. Bricks for Kicks allows families and the community to purchase bricks which will line an entryway plaza of the facility. Bend FC Timbers is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is Central Oregon’s largest competitive soccer club with more than 450 competitive players on 28 teams, and more than 3,000 recreational players.

Results Neck & Back Celebrates Third Anniversary with Artist’s Reception

In honor of their third anniversary, Results Neck & Back will host a celebration and artist’s reception November 8 from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., featuring the new work of impressionist painter Shelly Wierzba. Led by physical therapists Lesley Berger and Kevin Bourlai, ResultsNeck & Back Therapy treats chronic neck and back pain, acute spinal injuries and general orthopedic cases. Using state-of-the-art MedX medical-grade exercise equipment, they provide evidence-based treatments for long-term results. The reception is open to the public at their clinic located at 730 Bonnett Way, Suite 3100.