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OPAF News: OPAF Welcomes BOC as Silver Level Sponsor for 2012

December 1, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact

Robin Burton, Executive Director
OPAF & The First Clinics

319-235-4318 phone
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rlb@opfund.org

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OPAF Welcomes BOC as Silver Level Sponsor for 2012

December 1, 2011– OPAF & The First Clinics recently announced that the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) signed on as a Silver Level Sponsor for 2012, an increase from their Bronze Level Sponsorship in 2011.  BOC has been a partner of OPAF & The First Clinics since 2009, with increasing sponsorships each year.

“BOC and OPAF share a passion for improving and enhancing the quality of life for patients served by the O & P community.  All of us at BOC are delighted to continue our support of OPAF and their unique and important mission,” said BOC’s President & CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE.

“Sponsorships and donations are the lifeblood of small nonprofit organizations.  BOC’s faith in our work with adaptive recreational opportunities for those with physical challenges means the world to us. First Clinics are making a difference in people’s lives,” said Robin Burton, OPAF Executive Director.

BOC offers O & P certification programs in five professional areas – orthotist, prosthetist, pedorthist, orthotic fitter, and mastectomy fitter, as well as facility accreditation for DMEPOS suppliers. For more information on BOC, visit their website — www.bocusa.org.

OPAF & The First Clinics (www.opfund.org), serving as a philanthropic arm of the United States orthotic and prosthetic community, offer introductory recreational clinics to anyone with a physical challenge at no cost to any participant.  The family of First Clinics includes adaptive activities like tennis, swimming, social dance, therapeutic horsemanship, kayaking, scuba, golf, and rock climbing.