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Hanger Charitable Foundation awards third round of 2016 grants to four recipients

AUSTIN, Texas – October 14, 2016 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation has awarded $17,500 to four grant recipients, concluding its third round of 2016 grants. The Foundation has awarded more than $199,000 to 20 organizations in 2016 thus far, and a total of over $450,000 to more than 30 organizations since its first grant award in May 2015. 

The most recent grant recipients include organizations that serve a variety of communities, including children with spina bifida and young adults with limb loss:

Spina Bifida Association of Arizona, Children's Rehab Support: $2,500 to help fund weekly clinics to provide support to children living with spina bifida and their families.

Project H.O.P.E. of Cleveland, Foot Care Health Education and Clinical Care: $2,500 to support a free foot care clinic once a month for members of the community.

Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association, Coulee Region Sled Hockey: $5,000 to purchase adaptive sleds and protective equipment to support the sled hockey program.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, No Limb-itations Leadership Academy: $7,500 to support a program that helps teens with limb loss develop life skills and build community.

The application deadline for the next round of funding is January 31, 2017. 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