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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LASCI Family Expands with Edgepark-UroMed Partnership

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Life After Spinal Cord Injury began nearly four years ago with the goal of becoming a place for support and inspiration within the spinal cord injury community that we serve.  We’re proud to share that LASCI is now the largest online peer support community for friends with SCI — in the world!

EPbenefitschartThe LASCI community is continuing to grow in strength each day, thanks to a new partnership with our sponsors, Edgepark and UroMed. We are excited to formally announce that UroMed has joined the Edgepark family!

About the Edgepark-UroMed Partnership

UroMed and Edgepark, two of the leading distributors of urological and continence care supplies, are now a unified team. We provide convenient, nationwide home delivery to individuals with conditions such as Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, Prostate Cancer and BPH.

EPbenefitschart2Now, we’ve combined all the things we do best – excellent service, comprehensive product choice and fast, free delivery – to provide you more options and even greater convenience than before, including.

  • Extensive insurance access to cover more of your medical supply needs and help save you money
  • Contracted with more than 1,200 health plans nationwide (preferred provider for most)
  • Accept Medicare, State Medicaid plans in 29 states and all major private/MCO contracts
  • A one-stop shop for all of your Urological and Continence care needs
    • Catheters, incontinence, ostomy, impotence and supplies for many related medical conditions
    • All major manufacturers, including Coloplast, Bard/Rochester Medical, Hollister, Covidien, Teleflex Rusch, Wellspect and more
    • Knowledgeable, caring representatives to help you choose the right products
  • Nationwide distribution network for fast, free shipping, right to your home
  • Once processed, orders ship to 99 percent of the U.S. in 1 – 2 business days

To learn more about how our partnership can benefit you, please call us today at 1-866-528-2142 or contact us online.

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What This Partnership Means for LASCI

Life After Spinal Cord Injury will continue to grow as the leading online community for peer support, lifestyle articles and daily resources for friends who use wheelchairs.  Join more than 36,000 friends on our Facebook page to take part in the daily fun!

Our in-person, onsite events will expand as well, nationwide! Stay tuned to our blog and our social media pages for updates on the next LASCI event taking place in a town near you.  Learn more about LASCI here.

LASCI: Motivational Events At Facilities Nationwide

As a father of twins, Bert has a special place in his heart for helping children.

As a father of twins, Bert has a special place in his heart for helping children.

LASCI Founder Bert Burns’ desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities also led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. LASCI is sponsored by Edgepark and UroMed.

Through LASCI, Bert devotes considerable time as a motivational speaker for children with disabilities, rehabilitation programs, medical education seminars and other community events. Bert explains his reason for reaching out is, “I hope to convince patients in wheelchairs that they can still do all the things they want to do and more. They will just have to do them differently.”

Bert Burns racing at the 1992 Paralympics.

Bert Burns racing at the 1992 Paralympics.

While presenting, Bert inspires others by sharing his story of winning a Gold Medal in the 1992 Paralympics and how he became a successful entrepreneur. He also gives his perspective on:

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

Invite LASCI to Your Next Event

rp_bertwscigroup.jpgLife 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.

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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