UroMed Partners With the Spina Bifida Association of Georgia to Send a Family to the 2012 National Spina Bifida Conference

UroMed has teamed up with our local chapter of the Spina Bifida Association here in Georgia to help send one lucky family to the National Spina Bifida Conference in Indianapolis, IN that takes place June 28-July 1.  As an ongoing sponsor of SBA events nationwide, UroMed is thrilled to support Spina Bifida families in our local community through this contest.

In addition to sponsoring this trip, UroMed is also a Bronze Level sponsor for the overall National Spina Bifida Conference, and we are also sponsoring the Kids’ Camp that takes place at the event each year.

Join us in Indianapolis this year!  Contest details below – learn more at www.spinabifidaga.org.

“Win a Trip to National Conference in Indianapolis” RULES AND GUIDELINES

All members of SBAG that are residents of Georgia and at least 18 years of age are eligible to win.  To participate, you must submit your current database information to SBAG. 

The current information needed is as follows:

If you are a parent of a child/children with Spina Bifida, SBAG needs the following information:

  • Parents’ names
  • Current mailing address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Email address
  • Name and date of birth of family member with Spina Bifida
  • 2 greatest SBAG needs or interests

If you are an adult with Spina Bifida, SBAG needs the following information:

  • Your name
  • Current mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Your birth date
  • 2 greatest SBAG needs or interests

The information must be emailed to sbag@spinabifidaga.org  or left on a voicemail or in person at 770-939-1044.  Once SBAG receives your information, they will put your name in the drawing.  This information must be received no later than May 18, 2012

The winner’s name will be drawn on May 20, 2012 at the Spring Fling Picnic in Alpharetta, Georgia.  You do not have to be present to win.  The winner will be contacted by phone or email.

Gearing Up for the 2012 National Spina Bifida Conference

Gearing Up for the 2012 National Spina Bifida Conference

“Win a Trip to National Conference in Indianapolis” PRIZE INFORMATION

The UroMed-sponsored trip to Indianapolis will cover the cost of a family of four.  The cost will cover gas from Atlanta, Georgia to Indianapolis, Indiana (approximately 534 miles), hotel for 3 nights, hotel parking, 8 meals,  and conference fees for up to four family members.  The hotel does not include incidentals or wifi charges. Expenses covered not to exceed $3,000.

Winners will be announced on May 20, 2012 at the Spring Fling Picnic in Alpharetta, Georgia.  The winner will also be announced on Facebook and on http://www.spinabifidaga.org.  Additionally, the winner will be contacted by phone or email.  If the winner is unable to attend the conference, then a second name will be drawn.  The prize cannot be exchanged for cash.  Vouchers will be provided to the winner for the trip. 

This contest is void where prohibited by law.  All participants assume the total responsibility of knowing their local laws in regard to this contest and are subject to any local or state laws.  Spina Bifida Association of Georgia and UroMed accept no responsibility for making these individual legal determinations.

“Win a Trip to National Conference in Indianapolis” DEADLINE

Submissions of database information must be made between May 3, 2012 and May 18, 2012.  The winner will be officially announced on May 20, 2012 at the Spring Fling Picnic in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Spina Bifida Association of Georgia and UroMed  – Rights and Indemnifications

By entering the drawing, the participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless SBAG and UroMed, its affiliates, employees, and officers from any and all claims, issues, losses or actions emanating from, arising out of, or related to the “Win a Trip to National Conference in Indianapolis” contest.

SBAG and/or  UroMed has, at its sole discretion, reserved the right to terminate, suspend, or modify the contest.

UroMed Supports Student Career Day at Dawson County Middle School

Marcy Weatherford introduces Julie Tobias from UroMed to students during the Dawson County Middle School Career Day.

Marcy Weatherford introduces Julie Tobias from UroMed to students during the Dawson County Middle School Career Day.

Sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Dawson County Middle School in north Georgia had some very special visitors today as Julie Tobias, UroMed Sales Support Manager, and Marcy Weatherford spoke to them during Career Day about career opportunities in the HME/DME field.

Julie and Marcy shared their experiences in working with patients as a medical supply provider, explaining to students that this might be a good career option for those who want to help people but don’t want to work in a traditional hospital setting.  “The medical industry isn’t just comprised of doctors and nurses, broken bones and surgeries,” Julie said. “There is a whole other aspect of serving people with medical needs and disabilities through what we do.”

Students asked a variety of questions about the kinds of people that UroMed serves after Julie and Marcy mentioned that UroMed provides intermittent catheters and other medical supplies to people with chronic conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis, or to those who have recently undergone surgery and are currently using catheters.

One student asked if we help take care of military individuals who have been hurt in the line of combat. “I was proud to say that yes, UroMed does help a variety of combat veterans with monthly medical supplies, and that I believed this is my way of being able to thank those veterans for their sacrifices for our country,” Julie added.

The kids all joined in on the conversation when Julie and Marcy began talking about the huge impact that technology has had on serving patients, whether that means electronic health records or using social media as a means of providing additional resources and support to the people we serve.

Students asked a variety of questions about working with patients and about medical supplies.

Students asked a variety of questions about working with patients and about medical supplies.

“Facebook was our connecting point with the classroom, they all think Facebook and Twitter are cool,” Julie laughed.  “And we think it’s cool that UroMed can use social media to be a support system and advocate for the people we serve, and to offer online resources that help people connect with other families in similar situations.”

The best question of the day came spontaneously as one student asked, “Do you love your job?”

Julie replied, “Yes, I do love working at UroMed because at the end of the day, I know that I’m impacting families in a positive way and lessening their burdens in whatever capacity we can while serving them.”

Additional Resources
UroMed is honored to support numerous charities and associations nationwide in the communities that we serve. The company focuses its community efforts on three primary areas:

• Condition-related associations that focus on education, awareness and support

• Sports programs for the disabled

• Leadership and motivational programs for disabled youth

Additionally, many of our employees volunteer their time and efforts at various community events. Many of our employees have a personal connection to the following non-profit organizations, as 20% of our customer care associates either has a disability or has a family member with a disabling condition.

Please contact us at www.uromed.com if you would like to invite UroMed to sponsor your organization or event.

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