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Hanger Clinic Limb Loss Awareness 5K – 2023
April 29, 2023 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The 5th Annual Hanger Clinic Limb Loss Awareness 5K will take place on Saturday, April 29th. This all-ages, all-abilities event helps build awareness about limb loss and limb difference and raises funds for Kentwood’s adaptive recreation programs. This year’s event takes place at Veterans Memorial Park in Kentwood. In addition to the 5K, there will also be a Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run.
Your participation helps support local amputees and all proceeds will be used to improve and expand programs for people with physical challenges.
About Hanger Clinic
Hanger Clinic is a leading provider of prosthetic and orthotic services in the United States. The company was founded in 1861 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most respected providers of prosthetic and orthotic care in the world.
Hanger Clinic provides a wide range of services to patients with limb loss, including prosthetic fitting and customization, rehabilitation, and ongoing support. The company’s team of prosthetists and orthotists work closely with patients to design and fit prosthetic devices that meet their specific needs and help them to regain their mobility and independence.
In addition to its clinical services, Hanger Clinic is also actively involved in research and development, working to improve the design and functionality of prosthetic and orthotic devices. The company has also established partnerships with leading academic and research institutions to further advance the field of prosthetics and orthotics.
About City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation – Adaptive Recreation Program
The City of Kentwood’s Parks and Recreation adaptive recreation program is a community-based initiative that provides recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The program aims to promote physical activity, socialization, and inclusion for people of all abilities. The adaptive recreation program offers a wide range of activities and events, including adaptive sports like wheelchair basketball, hand cycling, and adaptive swimming. The program also hosts social events, such as dances and movie nights, to promote socialization and community building.
The City of Kentwood’s Parks and Recreation department works closely with community partners and volunteers to provide inclusive and accessible programming. The department also collaborates with local disability advocacy organizations to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are met.