DES MOINES, IOWA: The SCI CAN Foundation donated a total of $45,755 to 4 different organizations in 2016. These gifts were made possible by the success of the 2016 Overcoming Adversity Dinner fundraiser held every year in Des Moines, and donations made through United Way and our website by the thousands of supporters of SCI CAN.
Unity Point Health in Des Moines received a gift of $23,255 to purchase an advanced rehabilitation bike that will benefit Iowans. Eric Crowell, President and CEO of Unity Point Health, said, “Words cannot express my gratitude for this gift. Your support… Reflects the partnership that we have with you and our community to improve the health of patients and families in every sector of central Iowa.”
ChildServe received a gift of $13,000 from SCI CAN to purchase an exercise unit and advanced treadmill for use in therapy to serve children and young adults who have suffered spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and other related conditions. Nearly 3,000 children with special healthcare needs receive services from ChildServe annually. It is the largest pediatric rehabilitation center of its kind in the Midwest.
Ironwood Springs received a gift of $5,000 to support their National Wheelchair Sports Camp. The camp gives physically challenged children and adults the opportunity to participate in sports such as horseback riding, waterskiing, basketball, softball, tennis, and many others in a supportive environment. Overall, individuals are encouraged, given hope, and reminded of God’s love and purpose for their lives.
On With Life in Ankeny received a gift for $4,500 from SCI CAN. As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, it’s important for On With Life to have the latest equipment and interventions in place to successfully transition persons served back to their homes and communities. This donation will allow On With Life to purchase a multi-level stair system for their inpatient and outpatient neuro rehabilitation programs that will make the transition home much easier for the persons served and their families.
SCI CAN’s mission is to promote the long term health, wellness, recovery, and quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders by providing additional funds to facilitate opportunities that would not otherwise exist. We are able to carry out our mission thanks to all of our generous donors. If you would like to make a donation or get involved contact Chris Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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