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.

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WHERE WE’RE GOING

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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!

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

Take the #2900Challenge

Janne is overcoming tremendous obstacles to take the challenge to ride his wheelchair 2,900 miles across the country in support of and to bring awareness to the 6 million individuals in the U.S. with paralysis. Now he’s challenging you to do something bigger than yourself to impact others.

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