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Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation to Receive $75,000 Donation Towards Charitable Prosthetic Efforts in Haiti from Grapes for Humanity/US

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 11:37am
Bio-Medicine.Org

BETHESDA, Md., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation today announced it will receive a generous donation of $75,000 from Grapes for Humanity/US, an internationally recognized charitable foundation that has raised millions of dollars in support of landmine survivors and innocent victims of conflict and disease around the world.  The monies will be used by the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation to continue its charitable efforts at its prosthetic clinic in Haiti.    

"Today, on the six-month anniversary of the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, we remember those whose lives were lost as well as those whose lives were forever changed by severe injury and amputation," Ivan R. Sabel, Chairman of the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation said.  "While we have restored mobility to hundreds since the earthquake, there is still much work to be done.  This generous donation by Grapes for Humanity/US will provide vital prosthetic care and rehabilitation services to those in need in Haiti."  

The concept for Grapes for Humanity/US (GFH/US) was conceived by Arlene Willis, whose brother, Louis Cofrancesco, was killed in the Vietnam War in 1968 when he picked up a landmine.  In conjunction with world-renowned wine producers, sponsors, and supporters, GFH/US raises funds through international wine events and donates the proceeds to carefully selected organizations that work with people with disabilities.  Most recently, GFH/US established a Music/Arts program in Cambodia for children wit

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