UroMed & Edgepark Sponsor 2014 Nevada Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

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We are excited to announce that UroMed & Edgepark will be attending the 2014 Nevada Walk-N-Roll in Las Vegas.  This event is a sanctioned fundraiser that benefits the SBA of Nevada/SBA of the Intermountain Region.

Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family friendly, non-competitive walk event and educational resource fair that raises awareness of Spina Bifida and celebrates the accomplishments of the over 166,000 American living with its challenges. The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida in Nevada will take place on November 22, 2014 at Floyd Lamb Park in Las Vegas, NV.

What You Should Know

  • Friendly Pets on Leashes are allowed per Park rules and regulations.
  • Scooters, wheelchairs, skateboards and children’s bikes are allowed, however adult riders are discouraged.
  • Feel free to bring signs and mylar balloons to help with your team spirit! Please, no latex balloons.
  • Show your team spirit by making and wearing team t-shirts. There will be a team t-shirt contest! Email Breanne Long at blong@sbaa.org for the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida logo.
  • Bring a blanket & picnic to enjoy after the Walk.
  • Refreshments and water are provided!
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, suitable for the weather.

Registration

Sign up to participate at: http://www.walknrollforsb.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=1120651&lis=1&kntae1120651=5C5308699037465B8F59ED1FBCED6C11#.VGtSX_nF-t8

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Day of Event Schedule

8:30am Check-In Opens
9:30 are Opening Remarks, Warm-Up,
10:00 am Walk Begins
10:30 Team t-shirt contest, awards and recognition
11:00 are Closing Remarks

Directions

Floyd Lamb Park is located at 9200 Tule Springs Road Las Vegas, NV. Click here for a map.

Parking

Parking is $6 per vehicle. Cash only.

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About SBA of Nevada

The Spina Bifida Association(SBA) is an organization dedicated to promoting the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhancing the lives of all affected. The Chapter serves individuals with Spina Bifida and their families and is associated with the Spina Bifida Association (EIN 58-1342181).Over 166,000 Americans live with this birth defect, and through quality of life programs, SBA has a dedicated group of professionals, families, and individuals with Spina Bifida working to provide resources, educate, network, and advocate to bring about public awareness of Spina Bifida and folic acid’s role in reducing the risk. Visit the Web site at www.spinabifidaassociation.org. Like us on Facebook: our SBA fan page, and our Nevada Walk-N-Roll; and follow us on Twitter!

About Spina Bifida

Spina 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.

People with Spina Bifida often face additional medical concerns, including:
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UROLOGIC CARE AND MANAGEMENT:
According to the SBA, the urologic care of children with spina bifida has undergone several important changes in the last decade. The emphasis is now on early catheterization of the child’s lower urinary tract and preventative treatment to preserve both kidney and bladder function.

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About the UroMed-Edgepark Family

EPbenefitschart2Headquartered 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.

 

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

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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.

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