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FODAC raises $45K for HME

May 19, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) raised more than $45,000 on its 20th Run Walk 'n Roll on May 9. The event, one of the organization's main annual fundraisers, was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We were overwhelmed by the response from our supporters who enthusiastically embraced the reformatted event,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Many nonprofits have had to postpone or cancel major fund-raising events because of COVID-19...

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FODAC takes 'Run Walk 'n' Roll' virtual

April 14, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children is reformatting its 20th Annual Run Walk 'n' Roll into a virtual event. The event, one of FODAC's main fundraisers, will call on participants to run, walk or roll at a place of their choosing, away from crowds, on May 9. “COVID-19 has forced all of us to adjust our lives while we attempt to slow the spread of the virus and spare a health care system that is already stretched thin,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Changing...

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Apria steps up for flood victims

August 30, 2016HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has conducted around-the-clock outreach to more than 700 patients with potentially damaged respiratory equipment due to this month's flooding in Louisiana. “Several of our employees' homes have also been damaged, but they all continue to come to work and lend a hand to displaced patients in need,” said Quiana Cruz, a branch manager in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, in an Aug. 29 press release. Apria has brought respiratory equipment to 35 displaced patients...

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VGM raises money to replace stolen wheelchairs

December 26, 2013HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group is helping to raise money to replace sports wheelchairs belonging to the Iowa Chairiots, a wheelchair basketball team. Sometime over the weekend of Dec. 14-15, a trailer containing the wheelchairs was stolen from a Cedar Rapids YMCA parking lot. The replacement cost is estimated at up to $50,000. VGM will allow employees to wear jeans the week of Dec. 30 in exchange for $10. Both VGM and CEO Van Miller will match each dollar raised. U.S. Rehab will also make a contribution....

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