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Independence Medical is proud to take an active role in helping others and giving back to our community. As an organization, we donate thousands of employee volunteer hours each year to helping charitable agencies with facility maintenance, staffing for events or whatever tasks they need. Our annual, employee-driven charity drives have provided tens of thousands of dollars in donations for vital disease research and assistance for those with various medical conditions. In times of crisis, our organization and employees have stepped up to offer urgent relief for those devastated by earthquake, tsunami and other disasters.

Here are just a few of the organizations that Independence Medical proudly supports:


Achievement Centers for Children

Achievement Centers for Children Achievement Centers for Children (ACC) is one of Cleveland's most effective agencies for the care and rehabilitation of young people with disabilities. Their mission is to join children with disabilities and their families to strengthen abilities and create opportunities for lifelong participation in all aspects of society. The ACC operates Camp Cheerful, the first camp established in Ohio for children with physical disabilities, offering year-round activities for children in an adapted environment.

www.achievementcenters.org


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation JDRF has played a leading role in advancing research toward a cure for, while ensuring better lives for people with, type 1 diabetes. JDRF leads on several fronts: maximizing government funding for diabetes science; encouraging companies and patient/research organizations to invest in diabetes science; and directly funding research. Over the past four decades, JDRF has funded more diabetes research than any other charitable organization: $1.5 billion and counting.

www.jdrf.org


Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank

Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was formed in 1982 to provide emergency food to those in need. The Foodbank secures food donations from corporate donors, state and federal food assistance programs and the national Feeding America network, and stores it in an 85,000-square-foot distribution and sorting facility. The Foodbank provides food and other essential items to its affiliates in Northeast Ohio, which operate more than 450 essential hunger-relief programs, including food pantries, hot meal sites and shelters.

www.akroncantonfoodbank.org


Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center (TRC) is a Cleveland-area nonprofit organization that has been providing quality education and therapy-based equine programs for people with disabilities since 1978. Equine therapy involves horse-related activities uniquely designed for people with cognitive, physical, emotional and social disabilities. Students of all ages learn horseback riding skills and basic horse care while receiving many benefits, such as improved balance, mobility, muscle tone, coordination and posture, enhanced independence and increased concentration and self-esteem.

www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is dedicated to the cure and prevention of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improving the quality of life for children and adults affected by these chronic digestive diseases through education and support. They sponsor basic and clinical research, and offer a wide range of educational programs for patients and health care professionals. They also provide supportive services to help people cope with these diseases. These programs are supported solely by contributions from the public.

www.ccfa.org


Debra of America

Debra of America Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease characterized by the presence of extremely fragile skin and recurrent blister formation, resulting from minor mechanical friction or trauma. This condition is not contagious. An estimated 1 out of every 20,000 live births are affected with some type of EB. The disorder occurs in every racial and ethnic group throughout the world and affects both sexes equally. The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (DebRA), is the only national non-profit dedicated to funding research and providing services and programs for those with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) - The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of.

www.debra.org


VeloSano

VeloSano VeloSano, Latin for "swift cure," is a bike ride fundraising event sponsored by Cleveland Clinic. Dollars raised by VeloSano participants will provide sustainable funding to support cancer research. Thanks to the dedication of our sponsors, 100 percent of the proceeds raised through VeloSano will be carefully applied to cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.

www.velosano.org