Hanger Orthopedic Group has pledged $45,000 to the Amputee Coalition’s Bridge to Ability Fund throughout the next 3 years. Through this fund, scholarships will be provided to new amputees to attend the national conference, June 1-4 in Kansas City, Mo. Full conference registration including health and wellness education, technology sessions, special clinics, lodging and social events are included.
“We are very grateful to Hanger for providing these funds. With this gift we have the potential to bring 20 new Bridge Scholars to our national conference,” Kendra Calhoun, president and chief executive officer of the Amputee Coalition, stated in a press release. “This is particularly significant in 2011 as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary at the conference in Kansas City. It promises to be a memorable event for new amputees as we celebrate the many advances in state-of-the-art technology and learn of so many success stories. Through the generosity of Hanger, these new amputees will form lifelong friends and networks.”
“The opportunity to move lives forward through this invaluable scholarship fund and educational conference with our partners at the Amputee Coalition aligns perfectly with Hanger’s vision of enhancing human physical capabilities,” Thomas F. Kirk, Hanger Orthopedic Group president and chief executive officer, stated. “We are honored to support the Bridge to Ability Fund and are confident the scholarships will help improve the lives of those most in need of restored hope and mobility.”