PT Grad Students Get Involved in Rochester
Contributed by Debra Perkowski
In addition to a hectic academic schedule, the graduate physical therapy students on the Rochester campus have been involved in a wide range of community service activities during September and October.
For more information contact Lisa Gradziel, community service chair, ICPT grad class of '04.
- NSCIA Sit-Ski: On September 6, a group of about 30 students volunteered at an adapted water-skiing event for the Rochester chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA).
- Light the Night Walk: Our class team of about 30 students raised approximately $1,817 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
- Camp Haccamo Fall Retreat Weekend: On October 3-4, two students volunteered at this weekend camp for teenagers and young adults with spina bifida.
- Community Health Fair: Approximately 15 students volunteered at a community health fair on October 2.
- Gardening Project: Over two weekends, October 4th and 11th, a group of approximately seven students provided assistance with gardening and yard work for an individual with paraplegia from the community.
- Spinal Cord Injury Health Fair: Approximately eight students volunteered at this health fair for people with spinal cord injuries on October 18.
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: On October 19, a team of approximately 40 students participated in this walk to raise money for breast cancer research. The total amount of money raised is not yet available.
- SABAH: Every Sunday, five students volunteer with the Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped -- adaptive ice skating lessons for children with disabilities.
- Therapeutic Riding: A few students volunteer on a regular basis with a therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with disabilities.
- Al Sigl Center WalkAbout: On October 26, a group of students plan to volunteer at this walk to raise money for people with disabilities in the Rochester community.
Contributed by Debby Burris