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Hanger Charitable Foundation finishes 2015 with five new grant recipients, awarding more than $250,000 in first year

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 22, 2015 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its final round of 2015 grants by awarding more than $140,000 to five non-profit organizations. Since its first grant award to Angel City Games in May, the Foundation has given more than $250,000 to 14 non-profits that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible.

The most-recent grant recipients include local and national organizations that serve a variety of communities, including children living with neuromuscular disorders and trauma survivors:

Camp No Limits, No Limits Foundation: $100,000 to provide scholarships for campers and teen mentors at 10 nationwide camps for children living with limb loss or limb difference.

Trauma Survivors Network, American Trauma Society: $25,000 to empower trauma patients and their families with resources and information related to care and recovery.

Camp Kayak, Texas Rowing for All: $10,000 to support watersports camps in Central Texas for youth and young adults with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

MDA Summer Camp, Muscular Dystrophy Association: $5,000 award to support a weeklong summer camp in the San Francisco area for children with neuromuscular disease.

Miracles in Motion 5K, ACCESS of Wilmington: $2,500 to provide a safe and accessible space in Wilmington, N.C., for children and adults with disabilities to participate in sports activities and baseball programs.

Other 2015 grant recipients included:

Challenged Athletes Foundation, Access to Athletes Program: $40,000 to support adaptive sports equipment, prostheses, coaching, mentoring and competition expenses to people with physical challenges.

Sepsis Alliance, KNOWSEPSIS: $20,000 to support a public-service announcement campaign to raise awareness of sepsis and its symptoms to ensure timely and critical treatment.

Catalyst Sports, Rock On Adaptive Climbing Program: $10,000 to support adaptive climbing clinics for adults and children with disabilities.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, Camp No Limb-itations: $10,000 award to support a summer camp in Georgia for children with amputations and limb deficiencies.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Spaulding Adaptive Sports Scholarship: $10,000 to support scholarships for adaptive sports and recreational activities that assist individuals of all abilities in leading healthy, active lives.

The Painted Turtle, Medical Specialty Camp Program: $10,000 to offer children with serious medical conditions the opportunity to participate in an authentic recreational camp program.

CPATH, Camp Cpals: $5,000 to support a barrier-free camp weekend for families of individuals with cerebral palsy.

Down Syndrome Network of Arizona, Buddy Walk - Team Up for Down Syndrome: $1,000 to support programs that foster friendship and development of the Down syndrome community. 

The application deadline for the next round of funding is Jan. 31, 2016. Visit the Hanger Charitable Foundation page on Hanger.com for more information.

About the Hanger Charitable Foundation – The Hanger Charitable Foundation was founded in 2009 by Hanger, Inc., the nation’s leading patient-care provider and distributor of orthotic, prosthetic, and rehabilitative solutions.  Hanger’s heritage of charitable giving dates back to the company’s founding in 1861.  For many years, Hanger clinicians and employees consistently and generously donated millions of dollars in free care and financial contributions to a variety of causes, including hardship cases in their own communities.  In 2009, Hanger formalized and increased its philanthropic work by establishing a non-profit organization, the Hanger Charitable Foundation.  For more information, visit: www.hanger.com/TheHangerFoundation.

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Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.
904-249-0314, kburket@hanger.com