The Washington University NF Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital invite you to attend our upcoming Club NF event, a FREE therapy and educational program for children with NF1.
Join us after the Go! St. Louis Read, Right&Run marathon* in St. Louis Forest Park on Saturday, April 9, for a morning of outdoor activities includingpotato sack races, hula hooping and tug of war, which are focused on helping your child develop the following skills:
- Gross motor skills, including running, jumping and balancing. Activities that use large muscle groups strengthen underdeveloped muscles and improve cardiovascular function
- Social skills, which can enable your child to speak in a group, initiate conversation, make eye contact, and boost confidence
At the conclusion of the activities portion of the event, we will enjoy a picnic lunch, which will be provided for all family members in attendance.
*Participation in the Go! St. Louis Read, Right & Run marathon is not required to attend the Club NF Family Picnic.
Club NF is a FREE program that gives school-aged children (grades K – 8) with NF1 the opportunity to experience therapeutic activities within the community setting. The programs are designed by occupational, physical and/or speech therapists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital to challenge and strengthen all areas of development. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend.The Washington University NF Center thanks the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation for making this program possible.