Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS), Inc. has made a donation to the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy annual Walk-n-Roll Across America Event. The company strongly supports Families of SMA, and the mission of this important organization.
“SMA is one of the most prevalent genetic disorders,” said Diana Fongheiser, PTS Managing Partner “We want to do what we can to give those with this disease a chance, to provide hope for their families and, ultimately, to find a cure.”
The event is a five-mile walk, run or roll to raise funds for research and increase awareness of SMA. All proceeds will go to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, whose goal is to fund research and support families who are dealing with this disease.
Godspeed walkers, runners and rollers alike!
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. SMA is an inherited and often fatal disease that destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement, which affects crawling, walking, head and neck control, and even swallowing. Two new-born children are affected each day in the United States, approximately 1 in 6,000 live births. One in every 40 people carries the gene that causes SMA, which means there are more than seven million carriers in the United States alone. Currently there is no treatment or cure.
Families of SMA is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1984 with the mission to find a treatment and cure for SMA. FSMA is made up of more than 65,000 members and supporters and has funded more than $50 Million in leading research programs since its inception.
Our vision is a world where Spinal Muscular Atrophy is treatable and curable.
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure by:
- Funding and advancing a comprehensive research program;
- Supporting SMA families through networking, information and services;
- Improving care for all SMA patients;
- Educating health professionals and the public about SMA;
- Enlisting government support for SMA;
- Embracing all touched by SMA in a caring community.
Visit the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy on the web at: www.fsma.org/index.cfm
Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS) Inc. provides advanced therapy staffing solutions to school districts, charter schools, and early intervention programs. The organization integrates comprehensive therapy management with related services and program supports to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve classroom performance.
PTS was included on Inc. Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America and ‘Philadelphia’s 100 Fasting Growing Companies’ for 2007, 2008, and 2009. In November of 2009, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce named PTS recipient of its Customer Service of the Year Award. In both 2009 and 2010, PTS was named an American Business Awards ‘Stevie Award for Women in Business’ Finalist for Best Overall Service Business in the USA.
Founded in 1998, PTS is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, serving southeastern PA, northern DE, southwestern CT, southeastern NY, and all of NJ. Visit PTS online at http://www.pts-inc.net
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