Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati: 11th Annual Walk ‘n Roll Update

UroMed & Life After Spinal Cord Injury showed up on Saturday, September 24th at Miami Whitewater Forest at the Shaker Trace Trail for the 11th Annual Walk & Roll for Spina Bifida to benefit the Cincinnati, OH chapter of the Spina Bifida Association.

Here are a few pictures of the friendly folks and fun that took place at the event!

Join the fun at next year's Spina Bifida Walk-n-Roll in Cincinnati!

Join the fun at next year's Spina Bifida Walk-n-Roll in Cincinnati!

 
The Northern Kentucky Black-N-Bluegrass Roller Girls showed up in support of the SBA.

The Northern Kentucky Black-N-Bluegrass Roller Girls showed up in support of the SBA.

The Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati is a 501(c)3 organization working to support individuals with Spina Bifida as they reach for their goals and pursue a more fulfilling life.  They are a group of parents, adults with Spina Bifida, and dedicated professionals working together to support and encourage families and individuals throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. It is their goal to enrich the lives of those affected by Spina Bifida through education, parental support, social networking, advocacy, public awareness, and more.

SBA Walk N Roll events are fun, and they help children throughout your community!

SBA Walk N Roll events are fun, and they help children throughout your community!

Programs and Services
The Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of individuals and families living with Spina Bifida.

Touchpoints
Delivers education and information packets into the hands of families at five milestones: Prenatal diagnosis, Birth, School-age, Preteens, and Older Adolescence

Adolescent and Young Adult Tele-program
(3) nine-week tele-programs are offered each year for a diverse group of adults with Spina Bifida from around the country. They explore strategies for success in transitioning to and maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle over the phone. Guest speakers will supplement the tele-program with “Special Topics” throughout the year.

Parent Outreach
Connects experienced parents with those facing new challenges in caring for a child with Spina Bifida.

Young Family Support Group
The Young Family Support Group meets monthly over pizza to share information and experiences in an informal setting. Children and siblings are welcome.

Support During Hospital Stays
Mylar balloons are sent to the room of children in-patient at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to brighten their day and wish them a speedy recovery. Meal tickets are also available for their parents to order from the room meal menu.

Scholarships
Scholarships are offered to encourage participation in the following: Camp or community recreation programs, primary school education support, national conference attendance, post-secondary education, and adapted driving classes or car modifications. Grants are also provided on a limited basis to community programs serving individuals with Spina Bifida.

Strength Training for Adults
The SBAC is collaborating with the Therapeutic Recreation Division of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission to offer adapted strength training adults with Spina Bifda.

Regional Conference
The bi-annual regional conference aims to enlighten all members of the family about issues surrounding their health and well-being.

Family Camp
Spina Bifida Family Camp is an opportunity for adults and children with Spina Bifida and their families to experience a weekend camp in a fully-accessible environment.

For more details on ways you can help the Spina Bifida Association in Cincinnati, please visit http://www.sbacincy.org

UroMed is a proud supporter and participant in Spina Bifida events nationwide!

UroMed is a proud supporter and participant in Spina Bifida events nationwide!

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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