Resurgens Orthopaedics Tops List of Corporate Participants at Arthritis Walk®

June 3, 2009

19 Teams and 309 Volunteers from Resurgens Raise More Than $21,000 for Foundation 

On May 2, teams of walkers from Resurgens Orthopaedics hit the streets around Atlantic Station for the annual Arthritis Walk®, collecting more than $21,000 for the Arthritis Foundation and outpacing all other corporate participation in the event.

With matching dollars from the Resurgens Charitable Foundation, the total of $42,000 raised by Resurgens exceeded the group's 2008 contribution by more than $10,000.

"This is the third year that the Resurgens Charitable Foundation has matched the contributions of Resurgens employees to Arthritis Walk®," said Dr. D. Kay Kirkpatrick, president of the Resurgens Charitable Foundation. "We're thrilled to help support the millions of Americans who suffer from this debilitating disease."

With 309 team members, Resurgens had more participants than any other corporation and helped the Arthritis Foundation reach a record of $260,660 in donations.

The Resurgens Fayetteville office topped the internal Resurgens competition for the highest percentage-of-office attendance, with 60 percent participation. The Marietta office placed second with 46 percent participation, and Decatur, Snellville, and Crawford Long offices tied for third place with 44 percent.

Also attending the event were Resurgens physicians Dr. Michele Perez, Dr. Brian Makhuli, Dr. Shay Womack, Dr. Bob Kelly, Dr. Milan Patel, Dr. Scott Morrell, Dr. Arthur Raines, Dr. Christopher Walsh, Dr. Thomas McQuail, Dr. Jacob Strong, and Dr. Evander "Fastwalkin'" Fogle.

For the second year, Resurgens won the event's "best corporate T-shirt design" contest. This year, Regional Marketing Manager David Barnes designed the winning shirt.

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading health organization addressing the needs of some 46 million Americans living with arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The mission of the Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

The Arthritis Walk® is the Arthritis Foundation's nationwide team walk event that raises funds to fight arthritis.

Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia's largest orthopaedic practice, has 20 offices and six surgery centers throughout metro Atlanta. With 90 physicians, Resurgens provides specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of sports medicine, joint replacement, neck and back surgery, foot and ankle surgery, non-operative spine care, general orthopaedics, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, epidural steroid injection, and trauma care. Resurgens provides comprehensive musculoskeletal care in a single location, from injury diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation services. Learn more at Resurgenize!