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Travelers Championship Hosts Hospital for Special Care Patients and Families, Provides Accessible Venue for 4th Year

June 11, 2019

Travelers Championship Hosts Hospital for Special Care Patients and Families, Provides Accessible Venue for 4th Year

 

Hospital for Special Care provides care for 300 Connecticut residents with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) each year.

 

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Patients of Hospital for Special Care’s ALS Center of Excellence and Charles H. Kaman Neuromuscular Center will return to the 2019 Travelers Championship at Cromwell’s TPC River Highlands for the fourth consecutive year. The Travelers Championship will provide completely accessible hospitality for patients and families impacted by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular disorders including Muscular Dystrophy and Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis on the exclusive event’s Corporate Row.

Patients and their families will again have access to premium, accessible seating and viewing areas, an air-conditioned chalet with food service, and close proximity to the finishing hole at the Travelers Championship. Each year families come from across Connecticut to enjoy the event.

“Travelers and the Travelers Championship team have been incredibly supportive of our patients and their families.  Each year they create a remarkable experience and they go to great lengths to ensure the entire tournament is accessible for all fans, regardless of their physical challenges,” said Lynn Ricci, FACHE, President and CEO of Hospital for Special Care (HFSC). “We are incredibly grateful for their commitment, generosity and ongoing support.”

“The Travelers Championship provides a platform to raise awareness of ALS and other neuromuscular disorders and also raises critical funds to support our ALS Center of Excellence, said Wendy DeAngelo, Vice President, Development and Communications at HFSC. “To date the Travelers Championship has contributed more than $450,000 to support ALS care and research.”

The hospital’s ALS Center of Excellence is the sole beneficiary of the annual MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship.

 

Neuromuscular Center at Hospital for Special Care

The Neuromuscular Center at Hospital for Special Care is the largest and most comprehensive neuromuscular facility in the state, providing comprehensive care to more than 300 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and over 2,000 adult and pediatric patients with muscular dystrophy (MD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy (CMT), and other  chronic neuromuscular disorders and Parkinson’s disease. Patients are cared for in one of four multidisciplinary team clinics – staffed by neuromuscular neurologists, neuromuscular nurse specialist, respiratory therapists, physical and mobility therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, electromyography technologist, wheelchair specialist, medical dietitian and social worker.

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  • Wendy DeAngelo
    Vice President, Development and Communications
    860-832-6215
    wdeangelo@hfsc.org

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