APTA has reached out to the Oklahoma Chapter offering our condolences, assistance, and support following the devastating tornado this week. The chapter board has voted to designate funds toward relief efforts, with matching funds provided from APTA. Through its social media outlets and other channels, the chapter continues to reach out to identify those in the physical therapy community directly affected by the storms. At this time, a designated fund for relief efforts to directly benefit our community has not been established.
Members interested in contributing to relief efforts are encouraged to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
A blog post by APTA "Fit After 50 Member Challenge" winner Patsy Shropshire, PT, is the featured story on www.BoomerCafé.com. Shropshire talks about her health and wellness group for women who primarily are in their 50s and 60s. The group is called "Women With Balls," and most are cancer survivors. Read their story and post about it to your social sites!
Join the Foundation for Physical Therapy for a special evening at the Foundation Gala: Honoring Past and Present Visionaries on Thursday, June 27, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center during APTA's Conference & Exposition.
The program will include recognition of the Foundation's 2013 service award recipients and a special tribute to past trustees of the Foundation's Board of Directors. The evening also will include a special celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Marquette Challenge.
Enjoy dinner, dancing, and the opportunity to bid on the following items in the Silent Auction: elegant vintage jewelry provided by Empire Diamond, an adventurous half-day sail aboard Stanley Paris' Kiwi Spirit, and an exquisite selection of handmade pottery by Roger Allen Clay.
If you have not already purchased a ticket, please do so by June 5. Regular admission is $150 ($100 for students). Table sponsorships are $2,000 and include 10 tickets plus additional benefits. Find out how to purchase tickets or call Erica Sadiq at 703/706-8595.
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