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Hanger Charitable Foundation awards third and final round of 2017 grants

AUSTIN, Texas Dec. 29, 2017The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its third and final round of 2017 grant awards, giving $140,900 to five non-profit organizations and bringing the Foundation's total awards granted for 2017 to more than $250,000. Since its award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given more than $940,000 to more than 35 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 and teens with limb loss or limb difference:

 

No Limits Limb Loss Foundation, Camp No Limits Kids Scholarships: $100,000 to provide scholarships for campers at nine nationwide camps for children living with limb loss or limb difference.

 

No Limits Limb Loss Foundation, Camp No Limits Teen Scholarships: $10,000 to provide scholarships for teenagers to participate in a camp designed just for teens living with limb loss or limb difference.

 

Resurgence Alliance Inc., Resurgence Paramotor: $10,000 to purchase equipment that will allow wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans to participate in powered paragliding.

 

Spaulding Rehabilitation Corporation, Adaptive Outrigger Canoe: $12,000 to purchase an adaptive outrigger canoe for use in adaptive sports activities.

 

Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York, Prevention Outreach: $3,900 to produce packages to help educate members of the health care community about the prevention of spina bifida.

 

Texas Rowing For All, Camp Kayak 2018: $5,000 to support watersports camps in Central Texas for youth and young adults with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

 

To learn more about previous grant recipients, visit: http://www.hanger.com/doing/the-hanger-foundation/Pages/News.aspx.

 

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.

904-239-4627, kburket@hanger.com