Team Hoyt accepts ESPY “Jimmy V ” Award

Dick and Rick Hoyt are the father-and-son team who has run 31 Boston Marathons together so far.  Dick pushes his son Rick who has cerebral palsy in a wheelchair the 26.2 miles every year. Last night they were honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs.  Rick Hoyt shared his thoughts via electronic device, “Thirty-seven years ago, no one would even talk to us, but because my Dad said yes when I asked him to push me in the first race, and my family, especially my brothers Rob and Russ, have always stood by us and helped us persevere, even with so many people telling us we did not belong, we are here.” They are amazing examples for everyone , proving the words of Jimmy Valvano the late North Carolina State men’s basketball coach the award was named after, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.'” The Boston natives were going to hang up their running shoes with this last marathon but due to circumstances they decided they will run in next year’s marathon too.  Dick, the father, shared this takeaway with the audience, “Next time you see someone in a wheelchair or who can’t talk or walk, or they may  talk or walk a little bit different, they are people too and deserve to be able to  live, learn work and play. “

 

Mom Next Door- Crystal Lopez

Crystal’s daughter Journey, a THERAPY 2000 patient, has  a rare disease called Mitochondrial disease.  She also receives therapy for Apraxia. This month,  Journey her mother and sister are on the cover of Thrive magazine bringing awareness to these conditions. Thrive magazine is a resource for families of children with learning differences and special needs.  Read her whole story here http://www.pageturnpro.com/Dallas-Child-Magazine/50294-Thrive-Summer-2013/index.html#1

THERAPY 2000 recently announced largest payroll deduction contributor to the Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC

 

THERAPY 2000 was recently announced as the largest payroll contributor to Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC.

 

Hospice PACTexas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H)

The mission of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) is to advocate for ethical practices, quality, and economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services in Texas. It focuses it efforts in communication, education, public information, advocacy and representation. Learn more about the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) here http://www.tahch.org/

 

The Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC is the sixth biggest health care PAC in Texas and is 1,200 members strong.Over sixty employees from THERAPY 2000 currently support the Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC  with a total payroll contribution amount of $519 each pay period and $13,496.08 a year. The average contribution amount is $9 per pay period or $234/year per contributing employee. Member agencies participating in payroll deduction make up about 64% of individual contributors, making payroll deduction and very important financial resource for the Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC . Physical therapy assistant Eddie de la Cruz shared why he participates in payroll deduction, “As home healthcare professionals we share a collective responsibility to ensure the home care remain vibrant, healthy and mobile.  When we support the Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC  we are kept in the loop on issues, and given opportunities to voice concerns before laws are passed.  Often this means a quick phone call to our representative to show our support or disapproval for a particular bill.  Or, as my kids say it’s ‘easy breezy mac and cheesy’.”

Payroll deduction strengthens the home care and hospice industry’s ability to influence which politicians get elected in statewide races.  The home care employees who contribute help to broaden our support, provide more dollars to give to the right candidates, and ensure that home care is recognized in the political process as a key industry.  When member agencies lend a hand by getting the word out about what we do, it helps us with the intensive fundraising we do to be successful.Learn more about what how your funds help our industry at http://www.texashomecareandhospicepac.org/.

According to Stephanie  Schultz, Political Advocacy & PAC Development Coordinator, “Payroll deduction for companies in our industry is important because strengthens the home care and hospice industry’s ability to influence which politicians get elected in statewide races.  The home care employees, who contribute help to broaden our support, provide more dollars to give to the right candidates, and ensure that home care is recognized in the political process as a key industry.  When member agencies lend a hand by getting the word out about what we do, it helps us with the intensive fundraising we do to be successful. “

You have recently seen the Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC in action at the 83rd Texas Legislative session working on a few different issues. It has strong ties on both the state and federal level.  These ties have helped our industry—the children we serve AND our jobs—time and time again.   These ties are strengthened through grassroots involvement, relationships with elected officials and campaign contributions.

If you are not already contributing to the Texas Home Care and Hospice PAC please consider joining. Your contribution could make the difference in someone receiving the proper home care they need. You can download the payroll deduction form here https://www.t2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/TAHC-Authorization-Form-w-Federal-Option-1-25-12.doc.

We need your stuff! Donate to the C2K yard sale on April 20th!

One Man’s trash is another man’s treasure! – Famous Proverb

Please donate your gently used items to the Chari-T2000 yard sale being held on Saturday,  April 20th! Donations are being accepted through April 15th.  Boxes are available at the corporate office. Please drop off donations at corporate or your home office. It’s a win-win!

You Spring clean and Chari-t2000 gets some green for a good cause. Have questions? Want to donate you time for pricing or helping the day of? Contact Becky Burgess at Becky@t2000.com. Items are tax deductible.

ITEMS WANTED:

  • Electronics
  • Clothes
  • Tools
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Toys (not broken)
  • Household Items
  • Furniture
  • Books (especially children’s books)
  • Gardening Equipment
  • Jewelry
  • Miscellaneous (wall hangings, quilts, bedding)