Jon Bernhard will speak at the Kunsberg School

Jon Bernhard will speak at the Kunsberg School, located at the National Jewish Health Center.September 17th at 9:00 am. Climber, Mt biker, teacher and coach will talk about adventure and goals while living with challenging illnesses.

NIOTA, Tenn., September 12, 2012 – Jon Bernhard, a committed athlete, educator and coach, will present an inspiring talk on proper nutrition, dressing well and eating properly to stay healthy, on Sept. 17th at 9:00 am at the Kunsberg School in Denver. Bernhard is a mentor to the children of the Kunsberg School and will educate them on the choices for an active lifestyle. Bernhard is grateful for the care he has received for over 25 years and is always ready to help others feel the freedom through learning about more ways to be healthy.

Jon Bernhard is an outpatient living with an incurable lung disease, called Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, which is only maintained by chemotherapy. Now that he has learned how to successfully live with his disease, his life long dream of always being an adventurous person has come together with his other passion of helping the youth. With the kind, generous help of those like Gramicci, Bergan's of Norway, Vasque Footwear, GSI outdoors, New England Ropes and FITS Sock Co. , Bernhard has been able to find ways to help others live with their challenges successfully. Bernhard has a web site to inspire and teach other goal setting which can be found at

Bernhard is to meet with the children at the Kunsberg School in Denver, on Sept 17th to spend time and share his summer stories and speak about literacy. This is a school for children too ill to regularly attend normal classes at their local school. Kunsberg School is located at the National Jewish Health Center where children can obtain the best possible care for their conditions.

The Kunsberg School has been awarded the Gold Award of Distinction by the USDA for efforts into nutrition and physical education. The White House and First Lady Michelle Obama will also recognize the school representatives at a future ceremony.


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