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Saturday June 12 Mission Collective Market Will Help Woman with Paralysis Walk Again

Emily Progin, PR and Communications Coordinator

[email protected] / 800.642.8399

Release: Immediate


Shoppers Will Support Critical Cause for Christine Morris

Bonita, Calif.—This Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., shop the indoor/outdoor Mission Collective Market at Harvest Collective in Bonita and support a critical cause: the nonprofit Help Hope Live for Christine Morris, a 37-year-old who has been living with paralysis since a 2006 car accident.

In 2006, Christine was a passenger in a near-fatal car accident, resulting in a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. She has been diligently pursuing physical therapy and advanced treatment options since, but insurance refuses to cover the cost of these essential pathways. In 2007, Christine began partnering with the national medical fundraising nonprofit Help Hope Live at

Shop Mission Collective Market on June 12 during designated hours and 10% of your purchase costs will be donated to Help Hope Live in Christine’s honor. Funds raised will help with the cost of physical therapy. Harvest Collective is an indoor/outdoor venue hosted by Christine’s sister, Sarah Lopez, a local small business owner. Diverse offerings include support for curated local makers and growing brands—find products ranging from artisan apparel, home décor, and plants to eco-friendly and sustainable treasures.

Vendor spots are still available for a $40 vendor fee for a 6×6 space. Contact [email protected] with your questions.

“Thanks to fundraising, I was able to double the number of physical therapy sessions I engage in per week,” explained Christine. “As a result, my recovery process is going well—praise the Lord! I can now take steps with assistance, and my core and upper body are getting stronger with more voluntary movements and other great returns.”

To support Christine’s mission to walk again, shop Mission Collective Market or make a tax-deductible donation online at any time at:

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be managed by the nonprofit to cover verified medical and related expenses. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient.

Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, tax-deductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $150 million to pay patient expenses. ###


Written by Emily Progin