Friday, May 8, 2009

READY! SET! GO! The Race is Tomorrow! Get Your T-Shirt!

Well everyone, tomorrow is the "Steps for Sixten" fun run and race at the National Harbor. The instructions for participating are in the posts below, but here are some things to remember:

1) If you don't know anyone running who you can sponsor and can't make it yourself, you can still donate to Sixten's Foundation through here or the PayPal button on this blog. Remember, Sixten's sponsorship sheet gets all of these donations, and we'd love to see him win by getting the most donations!

2) We have a very talented designer and volunteer working with us named Lorenzo d'Aubert. He designed the event flyers you may have seen, some other materials and the smashing t-shirt pictured in this post. If you recall, the t-shirts are available for free to anyone who raised $50 in sponsorships, but you can also buy one (or more!) for only $15 each. They are of terrific quality (Jerzees, Heavyweight blend, 50/50) and available in Adult S, M, L and XL and Child sizes S, M and L. You can send the money to PayPal, drop a check to the Sixten's Foundation mail address or just let Anna or Robert know you want one at 301.805.9406 or

3) Anna and Robert will be at the race by about 7:15 a.m. Remember, this event is the Riverfront Revolution race, and "Steps for Sixten" is simply our group within it. Greg Taylor of Riverfront Revolution has very generously consented to allow us to share the race space with his group, but their registration area will have no information on Sixten's Foundation. Please call Anna's cell phone at 301.805.9406 if you need help locating us.

Finally, here are directions to National Harbor:

If you haven't registered yet, there's still time. Just go to, and we'll see you there!

Friday, May 1, 2009

"60 Minutes" Segment Revisited

Sixten's Foundation was excited to learn that one of the producers of the original "60 Minutes" segment was interested in revisiting what has since taken place with Conductive Education.

Robert Kurz, president of Sixten's Foundation, Inc. and father of the our foundation's namesake Sixten, brought "60 Minutes" up to speed on Conductive Education. You can see an update here on the "60 Minutes" Facebook page at For the time being, this is what CBS has immediately planned regarding this story, be continue to be hopeful and appreciative of any such coverage that we receive.

The original story aired in 2004 and can be seen here:

"Steps for Sixten Sponsor Forms Now Available!"

For all of you interested in running (or walking!) with us on May 8 for "Steps for Sixten," the sponsorship form you will need now available. Just click here and print the form so you can go find your sponsors (black and white is OK, and it's two pages).

Remember, registration itself is through Riverfront Revolution here, but it is up to us to keep track of the individual friends, families, co-workers, loved ones, significant others and businesses with the forms here.

Please e-mail us at if you have any questions. And remember, if you can't join us or find someone to sponsor, we welcome your donation through PayPal here.

Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you in body (or at least spirit!) on May 8 at the National Harbor!