OrthoSport AZ takes pride in being involved in the local community and assisting a variety of charities. Below are links to a few of the charities we support.
Ryan’s House – http://www.ryanhouse.org
Designed to deliver multiple adaptive modes of on-site care, Ryan’s House embraces all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. In so doing, Ryan’s House is realizing both the philosophy and the practice of pediatric palliative care. Ryan’s House is the only organization of its kind in the Southwest, and one of two in the country, and their services are provided at no cost to the families.
Colleen’s Dream – http://colleensdream.org
On September 16, 2007, Colleen Drury’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with stage 3-C ovarian cancer.
Colleen and her daughters have blogged about their experience since 2007. Although Colleen passed away on February 23, 2013, her daughters continue to write about the lives Colleen touched.
Wounded Warriors – http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died, including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note that they felt a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following those tragic events.
September 11th also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.
For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes that a person’s place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here – those were paid by the men and women wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.
Desert Lab Rescue – http://www.dlrrphoenix.org
Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue of Phoenix (DLRR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to finding loving, life-long homes for displaced Labrador Retrievers. In addition to rescuing labs, DLRR volunteers provide medical care and/or rehabilitation for these dogs and then attempt to match them with appropriate, permanent homes. DLRR also provides Labrador Retriever breed and training information on request.
In addition, through public education, Desert Labrador Retrievers Rescue of Phoenix strives to help eliminate animal overpopulation by encouraging the spaying and neutering of pets.