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A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

For the past few weeks we’ve been raising money for Crutches 4 Kids, whose mission is simple and high impact – to help children move. 50 million children around the world are in need of crutches but lack access to them.

Due to debilitating infectious diseases, chronic conditions, armed conflict, accidents, and natural disasters these children are unable to walk. Under these circumstances, when a child can’t walk they can’t attend school, play with friends, or access food and water without assistance.

Crutches 4 Kids works to bridge the gap between the abundant supply of crutches and mobility devices in the U.S. and the staggering demand globally. They’re working to liberate and empower children with physical ailments and disabilities around the world. These children are often victims of trauma, abuse, disease, or inadequate healthcare systems. By providing them with access to crutches, Crutches 4 Kids, enables self-sufficiency, increased participation in communal life, and an improved sense of self-worth.

When given the opportunity to volunteer with this awesome organization, the answer was a quick yes! For every $50 we raised, we could provide crutches and transform the lives of three children. To put our own spin on things, we decided to get creative with our fundraising efforts.

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 KidsAllendale had a bake sale and pop can drive.

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

Caledonia hosted a raffle to coincide with their one year anniversary party.

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

Cedar Springs had a bake sale.

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

Comstock Park performed exercises, chosen by their patients, for every dollar donated.

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

Coopersville hosted an ice cream social and walking taco bar.

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

Wayland did one burpee for every dollar donated. At the time this article was published they were up to 416!

Crutches are a rare and valuable commodity in many parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. As a result of high cost, lack of government planning and limited resources, inaccessible medical centers, and a lack of in-country supply, less than 10 percent of those in need of crutches in impoverished areas of the world have access to them.

Since inception, Crutches 4 Kids has collected over 10,000 crutches, canes and walkers and distributed them to over two-dozen countries including Haiti, Ghana, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania.

We’re so pleased to be able to help such a great organization. Learn more about them online at crutches4kids.org. And, if you have questions about physical therapy for kids and how we can help, we’d love to talk!

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

 

Read how two of our team members traveled to Guatemala to provide crucial physical therapy treatments to a number of people in remote villages. They were able to change the lives of adults and provide physical therapy for kids as well.

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Grand Opening at New Lowell Physical Therapy Clinic

Grand Opening at New Lowell Physical Therapy Clinic

Let’s Celebrate Together! Join us February 16, 2017, from 5:30-7pm at our newest clinic at 2050 W. Main in Lowell. Our open house will feature fitness tips, drinks and appetizers, and the chance to win a Fitbit, wireless Earbuds, and gift certificates! We’re now accepting new patients at our Lowell clinic, plus, we offer free consultations. Stop by the open house to learn more!

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Visit Us At The Coopersville Community Business & Health Expo

Visit Us At The Coopersville Community Business & Health Expo

In an effort to spread health and good will in 2016, the Coopersville Chamber is hosting a Community Business & Health expo on Saturday, March 19 at the Coopersville Community Building (182 East) from 9am-1pm. Health and wellness options in the Coopersville community will be highlighted as the theme of this year’s event is “Feeling Groovy”. We love sharing our knowledge of health and good will so we are a premier sponsor of the event!

We’ve got all kinds of fun things planned for our booth so you’ll definitely want to stop by. We’ll be showcasing our fitness classes including Run Fit, HIIT, and SeniorFit; we’ll have a wellness booth where we’ll do blood pressure checks, answer questions, and show you ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. Plus, we’ll have some great giveaways, including a chance to win a personal training 3 pack and a 30 minute massage!

In addition to the expo, CAPS will be hosting their book fair in the South Elementary. This is a great chance for the entire family to get out and learn about some of the opportunities and businesses our community has to offer. We’ll see you at the Expo!

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