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Frazier Rehab To Host Annual Larosa Loop Fundraiser
Louisville, Ky. (May 28, 2015)—Frazier Rehab Institute, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its 10th annual Larosa Loop fundraiser, a non-competitive run/walk, wheel event, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 on the Louisville Waterfront (1301 River Road).
The Larosa Loop raises funds to enhance and expand patient programs and services at Frazier Rehab Institute. This year, funds will help to purchase a new driver evaluation car. The vehicle is a key component in helping Frazier Rehab patients regain their independence. Frazier will use the vehicle to do driving evaluations and provide driver training for patients. Driving evaluation includes physical assessment, cognitive screening, visual/perceptual screening and reaction time testing. For those needing training on adaptive equipment, the vehicle can be modified with hand controls, left foot accelerator, left and right spinner knobs and a right turn signal extender.
The Larosa Loop provides an opportunity to gather as a community to run, walk or roll in support of the patients at Frazier Rehab. Participants can choose a one-, three-, or five-mile route. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The run/walk/wheel starts at 9 a.m. Registration for the event is $25 per person.
The event will also feature music, games, snacks, raffles and booths for sponsors and vendors to showcase their products or services. A number of themed raffle baskets will also be offered. The raffle drawing will take place at 10:45 a.m.
The Larosa Loop honors the memory of Dr. Ethel Larosa-Klemens, a Frazier Rehab pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who passed away on October 26, 2006 after a 15-month battle with cancer. She was a member of the American Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Society, Greater Louisville Medical Society, Executive Committee of Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, Adopt-a-Student Pilot Program, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Advisory Committee at the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs and Filipino-American Society.
Other donations are accepted and all contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law. To register please go to: http://larosaloop.kintera.org. Participants are encouraged to create and lead a team of fundraisers with a goal to raise $1,000 or more per team.