September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. 180 Medical is proud to honor this month since our founder Todd Brown as well as many of our customers have been impacted by spinal cord injuries.
What Is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month is a time to share the potential risk factors of sustaining a spinal cord injury. Plus, it’s a time to share information about safety precaution.
At the same time, it’s incredibly important to acknowledge those who have been impacted by spinal cord injuries.
Here are some of the most recent facts about spinal cord injuries according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center:
- Around 285,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries in the United States.
- 17,500 new spinal cord injury cases occur in the United States every year.
- 81% of new spinal cord injury cases occur in males.
- The leading causes of spinal cord injuries are vehicle crashes, followed by falls, acts of violence, and sports.
Life After Spinal Cord Injury
The effects of spinal cord injuries are often life-altering. However, many people go on to live full, independent lives after rehabilitation.
Our company’s founder, Todd Brown, is also a wonderful example of this. His experience makes the cause of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness very dear to our hearts here at 180 Medical.
180 Medical Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day
180 Medical honors this month with a special day for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness at work each year. We offer helpful facts and learning opportunities. Plus, everyone can join in by voting for a charity benefitting people with spinal cord injuries by taking part in our luncheon fundraiser.
At 180 Medical, we truly care about every single one of our customers. We see firsthand how much this type of injury can impact and change lives.
Thanks to new research into spinal cord injuries, technology continues to advance in order to make everyday life more adaptable for those living with spinal cord injuries, including products such as closed system catheters, which provide an easier and more hygienic way to self-cath for many.
We do what we can to support spinal cord injury groups, including our SCI Day Pizza Fundraiser, and we participate in community events when we can, such as the recent INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehab Courage Run and the annual Corporate Challenge, which goes to support disabled athletes in the Endeavor Games.
If you or a loved one are newly injured and looking for a catheter supplier who will offer you compassion and understanding, we’re here for you!