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Hanger Inc. announces partnership with Camp No Limits

February 4, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Hanger Inc. kicked off its annual Education Fair & National Meeting Feb. 4 at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino with an announcement that it will partner with nonprofit Camp No Limits on the new Ampower program.

 “We are excited to announce another new element to our relationship with Camp No Limits,” Jennifer Bittner, Hanger vice president of corporate communications, said during the event’s opening ceremonies. “The Amputee Empowerment Partners Program is now called Ampower, and it features a new three-tiered approach of peer mentorship, education and community. Ampower will provide a trained amputee adult mentor at every Camp No Limits throughout the United States, who will assist peer and parent support in building a strong, empowered community of families who are dedicated to approaching life without limits.”

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