May 2011 Charlotte, NC– Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. is pleased to announce its sponsorship through Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), of the Keep Pounding Extreme 5K on behalf of Kent Ellington, M.D.  The race will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011.  The one-of-a-kind race includes a challenging ramp run up to Bank of America Stadium’s 500 Level.

The KPE5K is a fundraising event that benefits pediatric cancer research at Levine Children’s Hospital.  When a family is faced with a diagnosis of cancer, their entire world gets turned upside down as they face an extreme fight.  Once of the most important resources that is vital to beating cancer is a strong local support network of family and friends.  Thanks to Phase I and II clinical trials now offered at Levine Children’s Hospital, families have access to the most advanced treatments available where it matters- close to home. 

“Our Charlotte office services many pediatric patients,” explains Amy Street, Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist and managing practitioner of Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., “We enjoy giving back to the community in which we serve and are proud to support this event through Carolinas Medical Center on behalf of Kent Ellington, M.D.” 

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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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