Since January, 2016, Montana Chapter members and friends have graciously contributed funding to provide three customizable wheelchairs and approximately 300 additional hours of local Physical Therapist services for children with unmet needs in Ecuador. That is incredible and worth noting! Thank-you from the children of Ecuador and Families With Heart based in Helena and Puerto Quito, Ecuador.
Social events have been sponsored by your Montana Chapter of APTA at each of the quarterly meetings held around the state. Activities have included silent auction fundraisers, short stories told by colleagues called “Snap Shots,” Oxford Debates and even a biker gang meeting. More recently the Chapter sponsored Global Health Receptions. These have provided a way to learn about local and international public health initiatives presented by your colleagues. I wish to acknowledge everyone that has participated in these events, given time and money to projects that often go unnoticed as we engage in our busy clinical lives.
Your MAPTA program committee is eager for your suggestions. Saturday evenings during our quarterly meetings will only get better as the goal is to entertain, inspire and think something new. As we plan for upcoming meetings, you are invited to submit your ideas for events. Contact Carissa Benjamin, MAPTA Board of Directors, Education Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.