Ability at 1st Annual Cycle to the Sea- Charleston
October 2015, Charlotte, NC– Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics is pleased to announce its participation in the 1st Annual Cycle to the Sea- Charleston. The event took place October 16th -18thand is held by the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP) of Carolinas Rehabilitation. Tyler Dunham, CPO, of Ability’s Charlotte patient care center participated in this inaugural ride to Charleston. He has also participated in Cycle tothe Sea- North Myrtle Beach (for the second time) in April of 2015. Together, over 20 adaptive and able-bodied cyclists rode the 240 miles from Charlotte, NC to Charleston, SC. The Cycle to the Sea events raised about $100,000 this year.
ASAP serves as a community program within Carolinas Rehabilitation that addresses the functional and therapeutic needs of inpatients and outpatients through sports, recreation and outdoor activities. The program helps patients to develop an active lifestyle through community program and events in order to achieve a lifestyle without barriers and limits. Beyond handcycling, ASAP puts on programs including wheelchair rugby, downhill skiing, adaptive hunting and so much more.
“I am thrilled to be doing the Cycle to the Sea again this year,” explained Tyler Dunham, Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist, “I always look forward to riding for a great cause as well as getting to know the folks at Carolinas Rehab. Ability not only treats these types of patients but we are always looking to refer patients to programs such as ASAP so that they can continue to enjoy the activities that they love. It is important to give back.”