UroMed & Edgepark Sponsor SCIA’s “Rock’n Roll is Here to Stay” Event

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UroMed and Edgepark are excited to sponsor the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois’ Rock-N-Roll is Here to Stay Event on February 21, 2015 in Lemont, IL. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled event. With adult beverages, live performances by the Ja Moe Band, live auctions, raffles and endless dancing, you’ll want to be sure to bring your dancing shoes or wheels. The dinner is open to anyone who would like to purchase a ticket, and you can bring your kids.

Join us for the Rock 'N Roll is Here to Stay event this February, benefitting the SCIA!

Join us for the Rock ‘N Roll is Here to Stay event this February, benefitting the SCIA!

The funds received from this benefit dinner will go toward supporting the services provided by the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois, that in turn support individuals who use a wheelchair as a source of mobility, as well as people who have been paralyzed due to medical conditions and injury.

Purchase Your Tickets

Ticket prices start at $30 for children ages 12 and under, and vary for adults depending on sponsorship type.

Go here to purchase your tickets today: http://www.sci-illinois.org/node/82

Directions

Crystal Grand Banquets is located at 12416 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439

About SCIA

The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA) serves as a resource center for people who have suffered from a spinal cord injury, as well as for people who have worked in related fields.

The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois works to provide the best information, services, support and education to those who are interested, in hopes of helping people learn about the best resources available, as well as provide strong peer support to those who need it.

To learn more about SCIA, visit their website at http://www.sci-illinois.org/

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. If a spinal cord injury is complete, the cord can’t send signals from below the point of injury, leaving an individual paralyzed and unable to feel any sensations below his or her injury. When a spinal cord injury is incomplete, an individual will have limited mobility and sensation below the point of injury.

With immediate treatment the long term effects of a spinal cord injury can often be reduced. Common causes of spinal cord injuries can include trauma, such as a ski accident, car crash or sports and recreation. Spinal cord injuries can also be the result of a disease such as Spina Bifida or Multiple Sclerosis. Spinal cord injuries can be treated, but the treatment can vary depending on the location or severity of the injury. In most cases, treatment involves extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation.

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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.

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.

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LASCI Visits Kennedy Krieger Institute SCI Support Programs & Baltimore Running Festival

baltimorefestivallascirp_bertwscigroup.jpgThe LASCI roadshow continues through October as we are taking our free motivational program to Maryland for special appearances at Kennedy Krieger Rehabilitation Hospital. Join the fun with LASCI founder Bert Burns as he visits with in-patients, clinical staff, family members and caregivers at this facility!

Life After Spinal Cord Injury exists as a free motivational program that helps connect and support people who have spinal cord injury or another condition that requires their use of a wheelchair.

October 17-18, 2014: Schedule of Events

10/17 – 12 pm, Patient Question and Answer Session
Join LASCI Founder Bert Burns to ask and answer questions during this monthly event related to spinal cord injury and rehab, as he joins the Kennedy Krieger SCI team. Location: 801 N Broadway, 2nd floor

Bert believes in pursuing what you can do, rather than what you can’t do.  His pursuits have earned him gold medals around the world!

Bert believes in pursuing what you can do, rather than what you can’t do. His pursuits have earned him gold medals around the world!

10/17 – 6p m, Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Running Festival pre-race Pasta Party
Join more than 200 athletes who are racing for food, fun and fellowship! This is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow team members and enjoy a hearty meal of pasta, salad, and bread. You will also have the opportunity to pick up your Kennedy Krieger swag bag and team shirt.

This event is FREE to all registered Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Running Festival team members.  Family and friends are welcome for $10 per each additional guest.  Please RSVP for you and your guests by October 10th. More details at:  http://supportus.kennedykrieger.org/site/Calendar?id=101241&view=Detail

10/18 – Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Running Festival – Race Day
Kennedy Krieger Institute has their own pre-and post race tent, with plenty of festivities all day as friends and family gather to cheer for their loved ones as they cross at the finish line!

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Why join the Kennedy Krieger Institute Racing Team?

Therapists at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Aquatic Therapy Center in Baltimore, MD, are researching aquatic therapy's impact on patient populations with a spinal cord injury or other neurological impairment. Aquatics can be used as a treatment modality throughout the rehabilitation process.

Therapists at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Aquatic Therapy Center in Baltimore, MD, are researching aquatic therapy’s impact on patient populations with a spinal cord injury or other neurological impairment. Aquatics can be used as a treatment modality throughout the rehabilitation process.

The funds raised from the Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Running Festival team will support their International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, where aggressive, innovative therapies help patients with spinal cord injuries recover. In addition, funds will support the training needs of patients with disabilities who participate in the event, through the purchase of adapted racing, training and therapy equipment. Recreational activities are often overlooked for individuals with disabilities, but Kennedy Krieger recognizes the important benefits of exercise for their patients, including improved health, self-esteem, social connections, and community reintegration.

With this charity team, they aim to increase the number of Kennedy Krieger patients who are able to participate in the races each year, open the door to improved physical fitness for those with disabilities, and fund research towards a cure for paralysis. Get involved here.

About LASCI Motivational Programs

Each free, motivational presentation presented by Edgepark/UroMed spotlights the life story of LASCI founder Bert Burns, a C6-7 quadriplegic who inspires others by sharing his perspective on winning a Gold Medal in the 1992 Paralympics and how he became a successful entrepreneur.

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  • Work/School
  • Dating
  • Sexuality
  • Marriage
  • Children
  • Sports
  • Bladder/Bowel Management

Bert became a C6-7 quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident in his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to establish UroMed as well as creating a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups that today is known as Life After Spinal Cord Injury.

Have any questions?
Bert will be accompanied by Michael Grimm, a manager for Edgepark & UroMed and can be reached by phone or e-mail:  443-310-7454 or mgrimm@uromed.com.

Invite LASCI to Your Next Event

Life After Spinal Cord Injury is currently accepting speaking invitations.  To learn more about Bert’s story, or to invite LASCI to speak to your organization, please visit http://www.uromed.com/living-with/lasci/ or call 1-800-841-1233.

LASCI exists as a free motivational program that helps connect and support people who have spinal cord injury or another condition that requires their use of a wheelchair.

LASCI exists as a free motivational program that helps connect and support people who have spinal cord injury or another condition that requires their use of a wheelchair.

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.

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.

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