FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2004
Contact: Julie A. Besaha
Director of Operations
OPAF WELCOMES GOLD SPONSORSHIP OF OTTO BOCK HEALTH CARE
Washington, DC – The Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) warmly welcomes Otto Bock Health Care as an annual gold sponsor of OPAF’s community programs: http://www.opfund.org/thankyou2004.htm
The generous support of Otto Bock Health Care enables OPAF to sustain its programs for individuals with physical disabilities, especially those who benefit from O&P.
Founded in 1919, Otto Bock Health Care is the global realization of Otto Bock’s vision for improving human independence. The Minneapolis-based location, established in 1958, is the North and South American corporate headquarters of Otto Bock Healthcare, GmbH, based in Duderstadt, Germany. Otto Bock has more than 3,000 employees worldwide and produces over 20,000 types of prosthetic and orthotic components, rehabilitation products and technical plastics, and also provides information technology services.
“Partnering with OPAF lets us take our vision of supporting human independence to another level,” said Pat Chelf, Vice President of Marketing. “Otto Bock’s role goes deeper than just providing innovative products — we also seek ways to invest in keeping the industry strong and vital.”
OPAF is a 501(c)(3) public charity, the official philanthropy of the U.S. orthotics and prosthetics community, established in 1995 by the Orthotic and Prosthetic National Office. Dedicated initially to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, OPAF now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations and institutions engaged in raising public awareness of disability and improving the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science and technology.
As a community-focused nonprofit organization, OPAF aims primarily to enable individuals with physical disabilities-especially those served by members of the orthotics and prosthetics community-to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction.
All contributions to OPAF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of U.S. law, and annual sponsorships of OPAF, its programs, and its fundraisers are available to every individual, institution, and company inside and beyond the O&P community. For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact OPAF at 1666 K Street NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006, Tel. (202) 223-2878, email [email protected], or visit http://www.opfund.org/support/index.html
For complete information about current OPAF programs, please visit www.opfund.org.