Triumph Foundation Rose Bowl Parade Float Tour - Artists for Trauma

Triumph Foundation Rose Bowl Parade Float Tour

We recently became acquainted with the Triumph Foundation through Melissa Allensworth, also a Next Step Fitness member, and we have been delighted to become fast friends with the founder, Andrew Skinner, who is giving back so much to those with spinal cord injuries through the organization. Artists for Trauma is now featured as a resource in the care baskets they offer to those newly hospitalized with spinal cord injuries, and we are looking for ways that we can work together even more closely in 2014.

It was wonderful to be invited to their private tour of the Rose Bowl Parade floats just before the end of 2013. Around 100 of their members attended, and it was wonderful to see such enthusiasm and participation! I felt lucky to join them and take part in this exclusive tour.

We’re looking forward to working with the Triumph Foundation more this year.

To find out more about the organization, visit their website:

Artistic, adaptive and empowering healing workshops

Artists for Trauma holds a wide array of small to large scale, adaptive arts and entertainment workshops to provide and facilitate empowering healing experiences for participating adult trauma survivors, their family members and care givers.

A large unique component of Artists For Trauma (AFT) is the wonderful generosity of our volunteer AFT artists. These artists are established and highly acclaimed in their various disciplines and artistic communities and richly give back to the community through the blessing of their talent.

Through strategic partnerships, Artists for Trauma, our volunteer artists and other local, national and international individuals and organizations collaborate to provide adaptive, post acute, integrative health services to disfigured and disabled trauma survivors. Artists for Trauma staff and artists facilitate our signature creative, compassionate, free of charge, body, mind and spirit workshops.

We invite you to observe the joyful transformation and impact of the extraordinary Artists for Trauma healing through art experience for the recovering trauma survivor.