Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare's Duluth Clinic Celebrates 13th Anniversary and Champions Curepity Movement
Duluth Mayor proclaims November 5, 2012 “CurePity Day” in Duluth
The public is invited to attend a celebration and brief program to mark the 13th anniversary of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare’s Duluth Clinic. The event will highlight Gillette’s CurePity movement, which is built around the premise that children who have disabilities don’t need pity. They need hope, expert medical care and a world that gives them a chance. The public is asked to go towww.CurePity.org. Pledge takers promise to reject pity and take action to improve the lives
and health of children who have disabilities. Duluth’s Mayor Don Ness has proclaimed November 5, 2012 as “CurePity Day” in Duluth.
As part of the celebration, Ambassadors from the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce will present Gillette’s Duluth Clinic with a plaque and have been invited to sign the CurePity pledge. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
Gillette’s Duluth Clinic provides convenient, easily accessible treatments and services to northern Minnesota children and families. Last year, the clinic served nearly 1,000 patients from the Duluth area, saving families significant mileage expenses and drive times required to access care at Gillette’s main St. Paul campus.
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare’s Duluth Clinic
Lakewalk Center, Suite 210
1420 London Road
Duluth, MN 55805
Monday, November 5
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Program begins at 3:30 p.m.
Since 1999, Gillette’s Duluth Clinic has offered specialty services to children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, neuromuscular conditions, acquired brain and spinal cord injuries, sports injuries, spina bifida and developmental delays. The specialty care staff not only treats medical problems, but also orders therapy and recommends special equipment, offers consultations and referrals for therapy and community programs, collaborates with the primary care physician, and makes referrals to Gillette’s St. Paul campus for surgery or other specialized health care. To schedule an appointment, call 218-728-6160 or 800-903-7111.
ABOUT GILLETTE CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE
Gillette, an independent, not-for-profit hospital and clinics, is internationally recognized for its work in the diagnosis and treatment of children and young adults who have disabilities or complex medical needs, such as cerebral palsy, complex orthopedic conditions, craniofacial anomalies, neurological conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, spina bifida and juvenile arthritis. Since 1897, Gillette has been at the forefront of medical treatment, technology, education and research for children with disabilities. Gillette’s mission is to help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life. In a nationwide survey by U.S. News Media Group this year, Gillette ranked 12th in the nation in pediatric orthopedics and 39th in pediatric neurology/neurosurgery, an increase over our 2011 rankings. For more information, visit www.gillettechildrens.org