180 Medical Shines a Spotlight on National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month! Throughout this month, 180 Medical will be dedicating this time to heighten awareness about Spina Bifida, along with discussing some of the great resources we have available for those living with spina bifida and intermittently catheterizing.

Currently, over 166,000 Americans are living with spina bifida, which is the number one permanently-disabling birth defect in the United States. It is considered a congenital development disorder that occurs when the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) does not form as it normally would in the womb during pregnancy.

2013 sba education days

180 Medical is proud to be a sponsor of the Spina Bifida Association’s Education Days in 2013, which are affordable, life-changing events that offer support and bring up-to-date information and education. 180 Medical’s  regional territory manager for Utah and Nevada, Jason, will be in attendance at the upcoming event on October 5, 2013, in Salt Lake City, UT at the Primary Children’s Medical Center, so come by and meet him!

Click here for more information on SBA’s Education Days, or you can click here for details on this specific upcoming event in Salt Lake City.

We’d love for you to join us and the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) in spreading awareness about this condition! There are various Walk-N-Roll© events held for SBA throughout the month. For a full list
of events and locations, please click here for more info.

If you’d like to share your story about how spina bifida has affected your life or someone you love, or how 180 Medical has helped you, please “like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/180medical and leave us a comment! You can also check out the Spina Bifida Association at their Facebook page or at http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org.

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Jessica is a Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical, and she's been a part of the 180 family for over 11 years. Her favorite part of working at 180 Medical is our commitment to values of compassion and integrity and the positive impact we help make on peoples' lives.

She loves writing, art, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé and their 3 dogs.