"We're not asking for much... just an
arm and a leg!"
Back in December, I posted a piece about the charities each of
us here at People Report support. One of them that I
mentioned was the Limbs for Life Foundation. At the core of
Limbs for Life is the mission to see lives changed and
restored. They do this by providing prosthetics to people who
otherwise would not be able to have one. Hundreds of amputees
around the world are helped each year by Limbs for Life. It
is truly a miracle to watch someone receive their prosthetic and be
able to walk or pick up an object. It is life altering for
someone to be able to walk or run again or give someone a hug with
Prosthetics are not cheap. Prostheses typically cost
between $6,000 and $8,000 but can sometimes reach costs of $35,000
or even higher. The kicker is that the cost of an artificial
limb continues because artificial limbs are usually replaced every
3-4 years due to wear and tear. In addition, if the artificial limb
has fit issues, the limb must be replaced within several
months. Think of a growing child and how often a limb would
need to be replaced and it puts it into perspective.
One of the fantastic ways the Limbs for Life Foundation raises
money and awareness of this need is their annual Limbs for Life
Benefit. This is the 9th fundraiser this year and
the goal is to raise over $400,000 in one night which will help
provide prosthetic care for more than 200 amputees.
The fun part is every year there is a theme associated with the
benefit and this year it is the Roaring 20's! Get your
flapper dresses and gangster zoot-suits out…
LIMBS FOR LIFE PRESENTS: THE ROARING 20s!
FEBRUARY 27, 2010
The Dallas Trade Mart, Dallas, Texas
If you are in Dallas I hope to see you there (I'll be the one in
the red flapper dress) and if you're not in Dallas you should be
for this event!