Alabaster non-profit prepares for grand opening

By EMILY REED / Special to the Reporter

ALABASTER – An Alabaster-based non-profit organization is gearing up to host an open house and ribbon cutting for its new office on Oct. 21.

Many Infinities will host a grand opening beginning at 10 a.m. at 120 Plaza Circle, Suite B in Alabaster.

“This is actually our first formal introduction to the community in our office,” said Kevin Tice, director of communications. “With the help of individual and corporate support by way of donations, sponsorships, and hands on volunteering from this and surrounding areas, we are committed to brighten the futures of those who are affected by autoimmune disease. During the event, participants are invited to enjoy food trucks and family fun, join in a Zumba dance party and professional Tai Chi demonstrations, meet the Many Infinities team, learn about our services, and participate in the ribbon cutting.”

Tice said the organization was established in 2015, by Deven Woods, a wife and mother battling multiple autoimmune diagnosis, whose primary goal was to provide comprehensive support and healthcare management to families navigating the complex world of autoimmunity in an effort to control and prevent the onset of autoimmune diseases.

After Woods first autoimmune diagnosis, she began to research her individual disease and was surprised to learn that autoimmunity had affected her family and so many others for several generations.

Through her personal struggles, Many Infinities was developed to meet the needs of autoimmune disease patients and the people who love them.

Tice said some examples of autoimmune diseases include Vitiligo, Myositis Narcolepsy, Type 1 Diabetes, Sarcoidosis, Crohn’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Graves’ Disease, Psoriasis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, PANDAS, Fibromyalgia, and Ulcerative Colitis.

“We hope the community will learn that Many Infinities will continue to work diligently to take a multidimensional approach to addressing the many disparities among autoimmune patients and their families,” Tice said. “Our goals are to reduce the impact of mental and emotional instability related to an autoimmune diagnosis, improve the patient-physician partnership and decrease the disability and mortality rates, provide public autoimmune awareness initiatives and educational opportunities, alleviate the financial burden of autoimmune disease, and lead the effort to discover innovate methods of caring for and ultimately ending the autoimmune response. We are committed to equipping future generations with a holistic awareness of self, and tools for proactive health and involvement, while we work to end autoimmunity.”

Tice said anyone is welcome to attend the grand opening/open house and the event is free.

For individuals interested in becoming more involved with Many Infinities, Tice said donations, sponsorships or hands on volunteer work are all possibilities.

Specific information on how to get involved can be found on the group’s website at Manyinfinities.org under the “get involved,” tab.