Janne Kouri, founder of NextStep, is embarking on the journey of a lifetime

Janne Kouri, founder of NextStep, is embarking on the journey of a lifetime, riding his power wheelchair from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.

Janne will be joined by other participants who will bike, run, and roll alongside him across the country. This dedicated team will inspire those at the rehabilitation centers, universities, and the communities they visit. They will provide quality-of-life grants, donate medical equipment, and host charity events along their cross-country journey.

Follow the Journey



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1. Los Angeles, CA / 2. Joshua Tree, CA / 3. Phoenix, AZ / 4. Albuquerque, NM / 5. Amarillo, TX / 6. Oklahoma City, OK / 7. Little Rock, AR / 8. Memphis, TN / 9. Nashville, TN / 10. Knoxville, 11. Charlotte, NC / 12. Raleigh, NC / 13. Richmond, VA / 14. Washington D.C.

Join the Ride

Ready to learn how you can get involved with our mission? Whether you’re ready to join the team and hit the road or challenge your friends at home, there’s an option for you to participate in the adventure.

Feeling competitive? Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers!


Become a participant

Raise $5,000+, pick a leg of the route, and join the team on the road.

Participate at Home

You can participate in the adventure, wherever you are. You can run, walk, ride, roll or get creative and start your own fitness challenge from any location. You can raise money for NextStep by inviting friends and family to sponsor you through the Givhero app.

Become a Sponsor

Propel the cause with a custom sponsorship package. Contact us to learn more.


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