Fundraiser in Bushnell Park Seeks to Raise Awareness for the Care & Cure for People in Connecticut Living with Spinal Cord Injuries

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (September 7, 2010) – The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Connecticut Chapter today announced ProHealth Physicians and the Hospital for Special Care as title sponsors of its first Roll-A-Thon special event scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Bushnell Park, Hartford. The event is seeking to raise awareness and funding for the cure and care of people with spinal cord injuries throughout the state of Connecticut.

The Roll-A-Thon takes place on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Relay teams of rollers will negotiate a wheelchair-accessible field course through picturesque Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford. Powered chairs, manual chairs, assisted rollers and non-wheelchair participants are all encouraged to join as the Reeve Foundation raises awareness and funds for its important care and cure projects. Join UConn Assistant Coach Kevin Ollie and the River 105.9 radio personality Renee DiNino for Roll-A-Thon T-shirts, refreshments, music, face painting and games for all to enjoy.

Formed in 1997, ProHealth empowers primary care physicians to better serve patients through improved care processes and clinical reporting. While delivering superior care and service, ProHealth is also addressing the serious financial challenges facing patients and employers.

Hospital for Special Care is the only long-term, acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children which is located on two campuses, in New Britain and Hartford, Connecticut. Hospital for Special Care is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of spinal cord injury, pulmonary care, acquired-brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, and neuromuscular care.

"We truly appreciate this generous support and leadership from ProHealth Physicians, HSC and all our other great sponsors as we work through research and education to further improve the quality of life for people in Connecticut living with spinal cord injuries," said Greg Hughes, Chairman of the Reeve Foundation Connecticut Chapter.

About the Reeve Foundation Connecticut Chapter
The Connecticut Chapter of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

In addition, our goals are to advocate, create awareness and assist with improving resources and support for all persons living with paralysis. We will collaborate with other local organizations to take advantage of all available resources and talent to accomplish this mission.