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|Hanger clinician to shave her head for second time to help fund children's cancer research|
Boulder, Colo., March 14, 2012 – Boulder, Colorado-based Hanger Clinic Manager 34-year-old Angela Montgomery, CPO and other members of the local office are participating in a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, 2012. The Foundation holds events across the country in which volunteers shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research. Montgomery is serving as team captain for Hanger’s Boulder branch and has bravely volunteered to have her head shaved to help raise money for the Foundation.
According to their website, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. The Foundation uses the funds raised at the events throughout the year to make grants to research experts to find new and better treatments for fighting kids’ cancer. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick’s has funded more than $78 million in childhood cancer research. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.stbaldricks.org.
To learn more about Montgomery’s participation and to help her and her team reach their financial goal, visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/74907/2012.
About Hanger: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, a business unit of Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR), owns and operates 20 patient care centers in Colorado and 700+ nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger provide patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, including microprocessor devices for those with limb loss and neuromuscular technologies for those with paralysis due to stroke, MS and other debilitating conditions. After a six-month celebration of its 150th anniversary, on February 1, 2012 Hanger unveiled a comprehensive new brand identity to position the company for the future. Subject to shareholder approval at the Company’s annual shareholder meeting in May 2012, the new brand includes renaming the parent company from Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. to “Hanger”, and referring to the patient care business as “Hanger Clinic” (formerly Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics). For more information on Hanger and the new brand, visit www.hanger.com.
Jennifer Bittner, Hanger Orthopedic Group
Krisita Burket, Hanger Orthopedic Group