April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

Each day, more than 500 Americans lose a limb; the Amputee Coalition is the leading national organization working to ensure that amputees do not go through this journey alone. April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, and for April 2014 the Amputee Coalition challenged support groups across the country to show their mettle and raise limb loss awareness by planning and holding walk/run/roll events in their communities to benefit the Coalition and its mission to empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential. The Amputee Coalition is excited to announce that more than $5,000 was raised this April by supporters of the Coalition.

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Walk/run/rolls can be held any time of year. To help you get started, the Coalition has put together a kit available for download. The kit includes easy-to-follow steps to organize your walk/run/roll, a guide to donating, and more.

Walk/Run/Roll Kit (PDF)
Walk/Run/Roll Kit

Be sure to check out the Amputee Coalition’s Crowdrise fundraising page to start your own fundraising team or to donate.

If you have any questions regarding the kit, organizing a walk/run/roll, or suggestions for other ways to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact Melinda Park, Development Manager. Together we can make a difference!

From Our National Spokesperson

Peggy Chenoweth“People often feel uncomfortable or shy when broaching the subject of limb loss. I am excited about this unifying event which will foster opportunities to educate others about amputees living within the community.”
– Peggy Chenoweth, National Spokesperson

Check back soon for more news about Limb Loss Awareness Month!

 

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Dan Ignaszewski:
703/330-1699 ext. 7102
Dan@amputee-coalition.org

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