UroMed Sponsors 9th Annual Walk-N-Roll for Georgia Spina Bifida Association

UroMed and Edgepark, two national catheter supply companies, are proudly supporting the 9th Annual Walk-N-Roll to benefit the Spina Bifida Association of Georgia on September 28, 2014. The Spina Bifida population in Georgia is estimated at 3,000 children and adults.EdgeParkUroMedlockedlogos

walknrollGeorgia, Get Ready to Walk-N-Roll!

The Spina Bifida Association of Georgia’s 9th Walk-N-Roll will be held on September 28, 2014 on Georgia Tech’s Campus at 266 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332. There is free accessible parking at the event. Check-in starts at 2pm and the walk will begin at 3:30pm.

This year, SBAG is striving to continue with programming that helps:

  • those living with Spina Bifida,
  • families supporting those with Spina Bifida and
  • the community caregivers that support people living with Spina Bifida.

sba picsSBAG is working to expand their Train the Trainers program statewide reaching out to more public schools.  Additionally, they are working with teens and young adults to help build independent living skills.  Also, they are trying to provide more care coordination via the phone with their contract nurse.  The money raised through the Walk-N-Roll will help grow these programs while SBAG continues with community outreach.

The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family-friendly, 1.375 mile walk event being held to raise awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrate the accomplishments of the families in Georgia who are affected by it.

Spina Bifida Association of Georgia Walk-N-Roll Details

If you would like to help in any of these areas or have other talents to offer, please email: kdicarlo@spinabifidaga.org or call 770-939-1044

When: September 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building; 266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 — Free Parking

For more information: http://spinabifidaga.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=500

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Spina Bifida Statistics

kids sbaSpina Bifida is the most common permanently-disabling birth defect. It affects eight births per day in the United States; currently an estimated 180,000 people in the United States are living with Spina Bifida. The Spina Bifida population in Georgia is estimated to be up to 3,000 children and adults.

People with Spina Bifida often face additional medical concerns, including:

  • Latex allergy: Research studies have shown that up to 73% of children and adolescents with Spina Bifida are sensitive to latex. UroMed carries a complete line of Latex-Free catheters and urological products for patients with latex sensitivities.
  • Urologic Care and management: Using Catheters

    According to the Spina Bifida Association, the urologic care of children with Spina Bifida has undergone several important changes in the last decade. The emphasis is now on early catherization of the child’s lower urinary tract function and preventive treatment to preserve both kidney and bladder function in an attempt to maximize the child’s long-term health.

About the UroMed-Edgepark Family

Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is a leading national supply company that provides catheters and urological products to patients with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Many of our patients have conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, or Multiple Sclerosis. UroMed is a nationally accredited organization, a Medicare provider and a participant in most state Medicaid plans. UroMed also partners with thousands of private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products.

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UroMed and Edgepark, two of the leading distributors of urological and continence care supplies, are now working as one team. We’ve combined all the things we do best — excellent service, comprehensive product choice and free, fast delivery — to provide you more options and even greater convenience along with expanded insurance coverage.

For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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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