Originally published on August, 7 2014.
Cure SMA and BAYADA Pediatrics is proud to jointly announce that BAYADA has renewed its partnership with Cure SMA, as a national sponsor of the Walk-n-Roll program.
Throughout the past year, in the true spirit of providing community service where they live and work, BAYADA Pediatrics offices came together to raise funds and awareness for Cure SMA. BAYADA staff and their families, donned in their signature BAYADA red, attended multiple Cure SMA Walk-n-Roll events held in California, Colorado, Delaware, New England, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
This year, BAYADA President and Founder Mark Baiada has again agreed to generously support the Walk-n-Roll program as a national sponsor.
“This year, we hope to expand our participation and have even more BAYADA offices become involved in local Cure SMA events,” shared BAYADA Pediatric Practice Leader Karen Buttler. “It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate The BAYADA Way in action, to network with other families affected by SMA, and to educate families and health care professionals about the high quality home health care services BAYADA Pediatrics can provide for children with SMA.”
Dr. Al Freedman, psychologist, member of the FSMA Medical Advisory Council, and father of Jack, an 18-year old client with SMA, expressed his appreciation to everyone who has helped support Cure SMA and who has made a difference in the lives of children and families affected by SMA.
“Everybody who cares for families like ours needs to remember that we’re scared,” said Al. “We’re scared every day. And we need help. Every time someone from BAYADA helps us, they are making us feel supported, and less scared, and more hopeful that we can take care of Jack responsibly and that we can give him a life that is meaningful.”
Cure SMA hosts nearly 50 event each year as part of the Walk-n-Roll Program. In addition to raising awareness in communities where these events are held, the program raises over $1.5 million each year to help fund research into a treatment and cure for SMA, as well as vital family support services. Contact Cure SMA at [email protected] or 800.886.1762 for more information about the Walk-n-Roll program.
To learn more about BAYADA Pediatrics, please contact BAYADA Community Liaison Amy Welde [email protected] or call 609.747.8617.