The mission of the Z Life Program is to provide and create information, integration and participation among people with disabilities and their families and friends through fun events.
The core principles of the Z Life Program are to:
Constantine “Gus” Zografopolous
Z Life Program Director
The Annual Beyond the Waters Beach party for over 700 people with disabilities, family and friends. It is a free day at the beach, which features adaptive kayaking, handcycling, kids zone, music, games and a great BBQ cookout.
The event is hosted and coordinated by the Z Life Program of Open Doors Organization, Adaptive Adventures, Midwest Wheelchair Sports and Social Club, and the Chicago Park District, with the support of many community organizations, adaptive sports groups, hospitals, for profit companies, and a dedicated group of nearly 100 volunteers. The Presenting Sponsor is United Airlines, whose employees also come out as volunteers.
Find out more on the Beyond the Waters Beach Party Facebook Page!
The “Just Say Hi!” slogan is used to create and promote public awareness of individuals with disabilities. To approach and treat everyone the same, without discrimination. When meeting someone, with or without a disability, remember to share your smile and…