Annual 3rd Move-athon Halloween

This year's Move-athon will take place on the 29th October 2011, last year we blogged about this event and it was a great success, Sharon Terry (a member of our Facebook group) is a great inspiration for all she does for people with disabilities and Scoliosis, so this year we are again promoting the Move-athon and showing her the support she deserves. Good luck guys and we look forward to hearing all about the event. Details of this are listed below.

Join the Move-athon Saturday, October 29, for the Halloween Move-athon Benefiting Pediatric Orthopaedic Research

NEW YORK, NY September 2, 2011 — On Saturday, October 29, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Orthopaedic Division will be holding their 3rd Annual Move-athon benefitting Columbia University Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group. All funds raised will support finding innovative and effective ways to help kids with musculoskeletal conditions, such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), move and thrive.

This "spooktacular" event will keep kids moving for three hours with carnival games, Halloween craft making, dancing, basketball, a magic show and much more! Attendees will also meet real-life superheroes from the NYPD and FDNY. Children of all abilities and their parents are welcomed to attend, and Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required.

While many children are affected with orthopedic conditions due to injuries or accidents, a large percentage are born with musculoskeletal disorders that affect their growth, development and ability to thrive in their daily lives. All donations from the Halloween Move-athon will go directly toward improving the quality of life for these children.

Participants are also encouraged (but not required) to help us raise more funds by getting friends, family or neighbors to sponsor their moves. Prizes will be given to all fundraisers and the top three fundraisers will get their choice of a special prize — including a Wii Console Game. The Halloween Move-athon is free to attend and open to the public — but registration is required. Donations are welcome.

Parents are also encouraged to have their children’s Halloween parties with us. It’s the perfect opportunity to have festive fun in a safe environment, while learning the valuable lesson of helping others.

Registration is required and you can do so by going to their childrens orthopaedics website  to register, download a sponsor sheet, or make a donation for this year's Halloween Move-athon. The Halloween Move-athon will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1–4 p.m. in the Wintergarden of New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, 3959 Broadway (at 165th Street), New York, NY.

We believe that families will be very interested and inspired by our fundraising event. We hope you will share this information with your audiences. If you have any questions about the Move-athon, please contact Barb Ettington at  or 212-222-5208.

About the Columbia University Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Research at Columbia University Medical Center is advancing the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders around the world — Because treating children’s bones is different than grown ups. Clinical research is conducted by our expert team of physicians and nurses specializing in treating babies and children with congenital, developmental and traumatic musculoskeletal conditions. Our team is committed to provide superior orthopaedic care for children, in one of America’s top ranked children’s hospitals, and our research is published in leading medical journals and presented at international medical conferences.

Research, Treatment and Quality of Life for All Children With Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics of Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital of New York - Presbyterian
The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics of Children's Hospital of New York. Expert team of physicians and nurses specialize in treating babies and children with congenital, developmental and traumatic musculoskeletal conditions.

Ettington Et Al
Barbara Ettington

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