May 2011 Gettysburg, Pa (Corporate)- Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics is pleased to announce their participation in the 2011 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community presented by Highmark Blue Shield on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at City Island in Harrisburg, PA. Registration starts at 7:45AM; the 5K starts at 9AM, the one-mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15AM.  Join “Team Ability Prosthetics” as we support the Uplifting Athletes organization in their effort to raise funds and awareness for rare diseases. 

The Highmark 5k Walk/one-mile Fun Walk is an annual event where the community is encouraged to walk for Uplifting Athletes as one of the supported organizations. Each donation to Uplifting Athletes goes directly to the organization to aid in their mission to align college football with the rare diseases. All costs are underwritten by Highmark, allowing 100% of donations to go directly to the participating organizations.

“As an alumnus of Penn State, I am proud to be able to give back to my community through my company to such a great cause,” says Rebecca Ferris, former Division I athlete and managing prosthetist & orthotist of the Gettysburg based Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics.  

 To make a donation to Team Ability Prosthetics, please visit our donor homepage at:

About Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.  Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. was founded in 2004 in Gettysburg, Pa with a mission to provide patients with the most advanced and innovative prosthetic and orthotic care and devices available in a streamlined, efficient, patient-centered model of care.  Ability was recently profiled in the February & October 2006 issues of Fortune Small Business, March 2007, September 2008 and March 2010 issues of O&P Edge, March 2010 edition of Rehab Management, March 2009 issue of Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation and most recently on the Fox Business News and the National Science Foundation’s Whisker Robots.  Ability operates nine patient care centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southeast.  Visit to find out more about how an orthotic brace or artificial limb can enhance your quality of life.

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