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Since 2011, NextGen has supported the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a 501-c3 non-profit organization based in San Diego, California. CAF provides grants each year to athletes with physical disabilities stemming from a variety of causes – birth defects, cancer diagnoses, accidents, acts of war, terrorism, and more. CAF sees sports and mobility equipment for athletes as necessities, not luxuries. To that end they provide grants to pay for items ranging from triathlon entry fees to prosthetic limbs. Through their participation in sports, disabled athletes are empowered and encouraged in their recovery and rehabilitation. Starting in 2011, CREA began gathering a group of 30-40 friends and associates (Team NextGen) to participate in the San Diego Triathlon Challenge for the benefit of CAF. Team Coastline has raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars for this charity, empowering the recipients and building team spirit.
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Starting in Australia, the Movember Foundation is the leading global organization dedicated to the promotion of men’s health. James Killian became a supporter of Movember when his father became a cancer survivor and his brother became a leader in the expansion of Movember to the US. Since becoming involved, NextGen has raised more than $600,000 in just five years. They have also become involved with events for Movember. Movember’s focus has moved beyond cancer treatment and awareness, encompassing all aspects of men’s health including mental health and well-being.
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NextGen is a proud annual supporter of Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego, the largest children’s hospital in the state of California. Rady Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in San Diego and the region’s only pediatric trauma center. The hospital also serves as a major pediatric clinical research center, conducting hundreds of clinical trials in collaboration with large medical institutions. The hospital is nationally recognized for its medical excellence in research and providing care to more than 82% of the region’s children.
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Starting with Steven Ludwig and Eric Freedman’s support as “Big Brothers” or mentors, NextGen has volunteered and donated to Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles for over a decade. The philanthropy provides opportunities and mentoring for children and youth from economically and emotionally challenging situations and those without strong adult role models. One of Steven’s Little Brothers interned with the company and has received his CPA certification, showing the impact this organization and its supporters can have on young lives.