About Lakeshore Foundation

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Lakeshore Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Birmingham, Alabama whose mission is to enable people with physical disability and chronic health conditions to lead healthy, active, and independent lifestyles through physical activity, sport, recreation, advocacy, policy and research. Last year, over 112,000 visits were made to our adapted fitness center, more than 4,700 individuals participated in adapted fitness, recreation and sport through our membership program, and over 12,300 individuals were directly served through membership activities, camps for youth and injured service members and their families and youth and adult athletics. 

Lakeshore is a United States Olympic Committee Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, hosting U.S. athletes as they train for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, Lakeshore offers Lima Foxtrot sport and recreation camps to serve injured U.S. military, veterans and their families as they begin to regain active and healthy lives. Participants in Lakeshore’s Lima Foxtrot program have traveled from 46 states, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia Canada, Germany and the Philippines.

In 2012, Lakeshore and The University of Alabama at Birmingham established the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, a world-class research program in physical activity, health promotion and disability linking Lakeshore’s extraordinary programs with UAB’s research expertise.

Lakeshore is also the home to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), the CDC funded program that promotes leadership, training, wellness and physical activity across the United States.

Through Lakeshore’s advocacy work locally, nationally and internationally, efforts are focused on removing barriers to a healthy lifestyle for people with disabilities.