The Golf Outing is my way of giving back, of bolstering the research, rehab and programs that helped me, to ensure all people with spinal cord injuries have the same opportunities that made my recovery so successful.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation will partner once again to present the 2nd Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation & Magee Rehabilitation Golf Outing on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the golf outing will benefit spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation and quality of life programs supported by both Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation.
“As someone who has faced a spinal cord injury, I can tell you that the difference between surviving and thriving is support,” said Adam Taliaferro, founder of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and former patient of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. “The Golf Outing is my way of giving back, of bolstering the research, rehab and programs that helped me, to ensure all people with spinal cord injuries have the same opportunities that made my recovery so successful.”
A cornerback for Penn State University, Adam sustained a spinal cord injury on the football field in 2000 while making a clean hit in a game against Ohio State. Told by doctors he may never walk again, Adam came to Magee for his rehabilitation and walked out of the hospital just months later. He founded the Adam Taliaferro Foundation to provide emotional, financial and educational support to individuals who have sustained a catastrophic head or spinal cord injury in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware.
“Adam Taliaferro is a prime example of how hard work, determination, top-quality therapy and steadfast support can lead to a recovery that exceeds expectations,” said Dr. Jack Carroll, President and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. “We are grateful to Adam and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation for their dedication to the support of people with disabilities, and are extremely proud to partner with them for this annual event.”
The 2nd Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation & Magee Rehabilitation Golf Outing begins with registration and breakfast at 10:00 a.m. and tee-off at 11:30 a.m. The event includes brunch, golf, a cocktail hour with grand hors d’oeuvres, and live and silent auctions. To participate in the golf outing or to obtain more information about sponsorships, please contact the Magee Development Office at (215) 587-3090 or Gus Ostrum, Adam Taliaferro Foundation, at (609) 502-0424 or ostrumg(at)yahoo(dot)com.