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Global Health Reception this Saturday in Bozeman

21-Apr-2016 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Think Local . . . Go Global!

Global Health Reception

5:40 – 7:00 PM, Saturday, April 23, 2016

Holiday Inn • 5 East Baxter Lane • Bozeman, Montana

Sponsored by:  The Montana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association

Everyone is invited to this free, informal reception to learn how two Montana grown organizations are providing the right mobility to the right population in the right way!  Join us for beverages and hors dóeuvres.   We will be raising funds to supplement the cost of wheelchairs provided through a partnership between Bozeman based ROC Wheels and Helena based Families With Heart.  Hear how these groups are mobilizing communities. We will talk about a farm, hippotherapy, cacao paste, building chairs, inmate involvement, AirBNB and the Casa for a Cause. Take a break, learn something new and GO Global!

Silent Auction items include textiles from Ecuador and cacao paste. Tickets are available now and at the door for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate for Chico Hot Springs.  All proceeds will supplement the cost of wheelchairs for specific children in Ecuador. Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be registered for the conference to participate in this reception.  Raffle tickets are available at the door or by contacting Lorena at Lpettet@aol.comor 406-581-3147. You do not need to be present to win!


ROC (Reach Out and Care) Wheels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which provides adaptive wheelchairs to disabled children around the globe. Since 1999 ROC has provided the gift of mobility to over 10,000 people in need from over 30 nations. We thank you for visiting the ROC Wheels website. We hope you will have the opportunity to learn about what we do and how you can be involved in changing the world, one precious life at a time. www.rocwheels.org

What Do We Do?

  • ·         Mobilize children with even the most severe disabilities in developing countries
  • ·         Empower youth of all ages to become social entrepreneurs and wheelchair builders
  • ·         Individually fit each child on a wheelchair distribution with a qualified team of volunteers
  • ·         Equip nations to manufacture ROC wheelchairs
  • ·         Foster partnerships, empower prison inmates, and share the love of God


Families With Heart is dedicated to improving the lives of disabled children and families in the underdeveloped country of Ecuador. The mission is to coordinate donations from sponsor families and direct the funds to specific needs of disabled children. Funds donated through Families With Heart are used for the specific needs of the disabled child/adult and may be directed toward physical, occupational, and speech therapies; medications; or basic needs if they are currently unmet.   www.familieswithheart.org


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