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Be The Good This Holiday Season

Be The Good  and donate to Small Steps in Speech this Giving Tuesday!!!!  Every donation goes a long way to help a child who needs help with communication.  Follow us @SSinSpeech and make your donation today!

By |November 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Be The Good This Holiday Season

Thank you to Premier Eye Associates of Collingswood, NJ for choosing Small Steps in Speech as its Charity/Cause of the Quarter.

As part of their One Vision Program, each quarter Premier Eye Associates chooses a charity or cause to donate 5% of eyeglass purchases to.  They are committed to positively impacting their community and the world.  By donating a portion of their eyeglass sales to Small Steps in Speech, they will most certainly be impacting the lives of the children who need our support.

Please stop by Premier Eye Associates at 571 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ or visit them at www.PremierEyeDoctors.com for your vision needs.

By |October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on

Meet Jake Green, Recipient of the 2018 Marc Small Spirit Award!

Congratulations to SFC Jake Green, the winner of the 2018 Marc Small Spirit Award! Jake and Marc served together from 2004-2009 in the U.S. Army.

“I met Marc in 2004 when both he and I, at the ages of 25 and 26, joined the Army.  We instantly became friends and over the course of a few months of training we became best friends.  I graduated in 2006 and went to the 7th Special Forces Group while Marc finished his medical course training.  We spent almost every night together – talking, laughing and enjoying each other’s company.

After Marc’s passing I was deployed to his Firebase in Afghanistan. During that deployment my ankle was injured during combat, but I refused to leave my team to return to the U.S. for treatment.  I sustained injuries during three subsequent deployments to Afghanistan and each time I chose to stay to honor my commitment to my teammates and my country. I unknowingly sacrificed my leg which has had an everlasting impact on me and my family (wife, Kelly and sons, Marc, Ethan and Aaron). Multiple surgeries between 2009 and 2017 to salvage my leg were not successful. Due to the severity of my injuries, my leg was amputated at the knee in 2017.

The past few years have been some of the best of times as well as the worst of times for my family, as we have had to deal with the amputation of my right leg and make adjustments to live a normal life.  My family and I have been fortunate to be able to help other veterans through Operation Surf and Special OPs Survivors.  As an ambassador for Operation Surf, I have been able to see […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Jake Green, Recipient of the 2018 Marc Small Spirit Award!

Lower Providence Township Declares Marc Small Day

The Board of Supervisors  of Lower Providence Township, PA have issued a proclamation declaring August 4, 2018 “Marc Small Day” to honor the sacrifice and legacy of Staff Sgt. Marc Small, a Lower Providence Township resident who was killed in action in Afghanistan. The date marks the tenth and final “On Your Marc” 5k Run/Walk event that is held in his memory and this year falls on Marc’s birthday.

We at Small Steps in Speech are humbled by this very special tribute and we are delighted to honor Marc’s life and share his story with the community on August 4th.

Visit lptrec.com to sign up for this special community event.

 

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lower Providence Township Declares Marc Small Day

BETTER SPEECH AND HEARING MONTH!

May is our favorite month of the year at Small Steps in Speech because it is Better Speech and Hearing Month!!!  This is the month to raise awareness for those with communication disorders while helping these children with treatment/therapy.  May also brings Memorial Day at which time we honor SSG Marc Small, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Marc’s memory is kept alive by the many people who support our organization and also by the hundreds of children whose lives have been impacted by Small Steps in Speech.

By |May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BETTER SPEECH AND HEARING MONTH!

Crossfit Hero WOD February 10th

In honor of SSG Marc Small, Crossfit Diversion will be holding a Hero WOD on Saturday, February 10th at 9 a.m.  Please consider joining us for this event or doing the workout in your own gym, or making a donation to Small Steps in Speech in Marc’s honor.

By |January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Crossfit Hero WOD February 10th

Our Founder in the News

Congratulations to Small Steps In Speech Founder, Amanda Charney, for being featured in the 2017 Be Well Philly Health and Fitness Guide.  Amanda continues to inspire us as she challenges herself every day.

By |September 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Founder in the News

9th Annual On Your Marc 5K Run/Walk

Our 9th Annual On Your Marc 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, August 5th in Eagleville, PA.
We enjoyed another fabulous turnout.  The streets and fairgrounds were filled with over 500 enthusiastic runners, walkers, registered dogs, volunteers and supporters! We were honored by the participation of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group from Ft. Bragg (Marc’s group) as well as flag lines presented by members of Warrior Watch and Rolling Thunder.
 
With the support of sponsors, entry fees and donations, we raised more than $45,000 for the Small Steps in Speech Foundation. This means so much to us as it gives the foundation, founded by Marc’s fiancée Amanda Charney, the ability to continue to help children with communication.  In the last 9 years, more than $1,000,000 has been awarded to children with speech and language needs, with significant funding from this event.  We cannot thank everyone enough for their kindness, their generosity and continued support of this organization.  We are also extremely grateful for the many volunteers who came out in the heat to make this event a success!!!!!
By |August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 9th Annual On Your Marc 5K Run/Walk

Small Steps In Speech Inaugural Golf Outing

We at Small Steps in Speech would like to thank all those who helped make our inaugural golf outing a huge success!  In spite of Mother Nature’s wet and cold weather the tournament was a sold out event.  We would like to extend special thanks to Nick Brown, Pinelands Brewing Company, Dog Tag Brewing and Kevin Brooks Agency for sponsoring this event.  Thank you as well to the many golfers that braved the cold to support us.  Looking forward to the 2nd annual!

By |May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Small Steps In Speech Inaugural Golf Outing

Small Steps Charity Golf Outing

Save the Date – Sunday, May 7, 2017

Small Steps in Speech will hold its Inaugural Golf Outing at Sea Oaks Country Club, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Registration/Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and Tournament starts at 1:30 p.m.

Cost is $115 per golfer

There will be a post golf celebration at Pinelands Brewing Company, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Click here to register for the event Golf Outing Registration

By |February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Small Steps Charity Golf Outing