Who is Matrix?
A nonprofit that provides free services to families of children with special needs in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties. Our mission is to empower families of children with special needs to successfully understand and access the systems that serve them. We offer person to person consultations, workshops/trainings, support groups, a resource library, information packets, Help! sheets, links to resources of other agencies and more!
This is the inaugural year for the Matrix Milers, a half marathon and 5K fundraising training team in partnership with the Santa Rosa Marathon. Many of our team members are parents of kids with special needs who devote so much time and energy ensuring the well-being of their special needs child that they neglect their own needs. The theme of our team is SELF-CARE. While our team members will be training hard and raising money for Matrix, we will be educating them about the importance of exercise, a healthy diet, sleep, stress relief and having fun! We will have lots of opportunities to have some fun, including wine tastings, beer socials, BBQ’s, cross-training activities and awesome prize giveaways. Our 13-week training program is going to make for an awesome summer, all resulting in the Santa Rosa Marathon finish line on August 27th. We hope you’ll join our team or donate to support the crucial services we are providing.
Matrix Mighty Milers:
Matrix Mighty Milers is an inclusive 5k training team for children of all ages and all different abilities. While raising money for Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center, the team will train for 12 weeks and participate in the Santa Rosa Marathon 5k.
Every child, regardless of their ability, need opportunities to strive for and reach their goals. Often, kids with special needs do not have the same opportunities as most children. Participating in the Matrix Mighty Milers is a fun way for all children to make a difference.