UroMed & Life After Spinal Cord Injury showed up on Saturday, September 24th at Miami Whitewater Forest at the Shaker Trace Trail for the 11th Annual Walk & Roll for Spina Bifida to benefit the Cincinnati, OH chapter of the Spina Bifida Association.
Here are a few pictures of the friendly folks and fun that took place at the event!
The Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati is a 501(c)3 organization working to support individuals with Spina Bifida as they reach for their goals and pursue a more fulfilling life. They are a group of parents, adults with Spina Bifida, and dedicated professionals working together to support and encourage families and individuals throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. It is their goal to enrich the lives of those affected by Spina Bifida through education, parental support, social networking, advocacy, public awareness, and more.
Programs and Services
The Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of individuals and families living with Spina Bifida.
Delivers education and information packets into the hands of families at five milestones: Prenatal diagnosis, Birth, School-age, Preteens, and Older Adolescence
Adolescent and Young Adult Tele-program
(3) nine-week tele-programs are offered each year for a diverse group of adults with Spina Bifida from around the country. They explore strategies for success in transitioning to and maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle over the phone. Guest speakers will supplement the tele-program with “Special Topics” throughout the year.
Connects experienced parents with those facing new challenges in caring for a child with Spina Bifida.
Young Family Support Group
The Young Family Support Group meets monthly over pizza to share information and experiences in an informal setting. Children and siblings are welcome.
Support During Hospital Stays
Mylar balloons are sent to the room of children in-patient at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to brighten their day and wish them a speedy recovery. Meal tickets are also available for their parents to order from the room meal menu.
Scholarships are offered to encourage participation in the following: Camp or community recreation programs, primary school education support, national conference attendance, post-secondary education, and adapted driving classes or car modifications. Grants are also provided on a limited basis to community programs serving individuals with Spina Bifida.
The bi-annual regional conference aims to enlighten all members of the family about issues surrounding their health and well-being.
Spina Bifida Family Camp is an opportunity for adults and children with Spina Bifida and their families to experience a weekend camp in a fully-accessible environment.
For more details on ways you can help the Spina Bifida Association in Cincinnati, please visit http://www.sbacincy.org