Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Helps Urban Students into the Outdoors with Donation to Camp Compass Academy
(Lincoln, NE)–Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation recently partnered with Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to donate $20,000 to The Camp Compass Academy. Camp Compass is a nonprofit program developed for urban, disadvantaged youth by award winning educator John Annoni. His staffs of volunteer mentors are making a difference in the inner city by providing outdoor youth activities. The children involved are helped with life through a structured program fostering self-esteem, providing role models and influencing positive choices.
“What Camp Compass is doing is pretty amazing,” said Larry the Cable Guy. “Not only are they educating our youth about the wonders of the outdoors, they are acting as positive role models for these at-risk kids. If you inspire a child early, the sky is the limit for their future!”
Camp Compass is a unified effort to introduce urban, middle & high school students to various outdoor activities. During these sessions students will be introduced and networked to community businesses and working role models. The consequence will be an educated and influenced population understanding conservation, sportsmen’s philosophies and their activities.
“It just continues to amaze me that the work we are doing continues to be noticed by very inspiring and notable people. This kind of support makes you believe you can change the world and we will continue to do just that with our structured system”, stated John Annoni.
The warm hearted donation came just before some of the Academy’s students headed to Lake Ontario to fish. “Some students are going fishing for a reward that was earned and we all can be proud of that”, Annoni remarked.
About the Git R Done Foundation: The Git-R-Done Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by Larry the Cable Guy and his wife, Cara, as a focal point for the family’s philanthropy in 2009. The foundation’s mission is to provide assistance to charitable organizations that have experienced hardships beyond their control, with an emphasis on children and veterans. The Git-R-Done Foundation has made numerous donations, including donations to the Arnold Palmer Foundation for the treatment and cure of hip dysplasia, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and Operation Homefront. For information or to donate, visit www.gitrdonefoundation.org
About Cabela’s Outdoor Fund: Cabela’s Outdoor Fund -The Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is a tax-exempt organization dedicated to the promotion of conservation and of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and other outdoor sporting activities. The fund engages primarily in lobbying and advocacy for these activities. The fund is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the fund are not deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
2013 St. Judes Concert with Big and Rich and Wynonna
The second annual St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends concert – which featured Larry the Cable Guy, Wynonna, John Rich and Big Kenny – was a huge success, raising much-needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The event served as the tee off for the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Proceeds from the concert make it possible for St. Jude to provide exceptional care to children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases, all while ensuring that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
Research project partnered with The International Hip Dysplasia Institute to be published in medical journal
A research project conducted with supervision and funding from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute has been accepted for publication in a prestigious journal. The title is a mouthful but we are on the road to a better understanding of how the Pavlik harness works, or why it doesn’t work in some cases. The first step was to create a computer model so that modifications can be studied in virtual reality instead of trial-and-error on infants. While computer modeling is not perfect, it is used in the automotive industry to design fuel efficient cars, and in the airline industry to test flight capabilities before new airplanes are constructed. Computer aided design allows rapid advances in theories that can be taken to the real world for application. The value of any computer model lies in its accuracy. The bio-engineers and computer engineers at the University of Central Florida are leaders in simulation technology with billions of dollars in research activities for military and entertainment simulation. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute is fortunate to be in proximity to such a wealth of computer simulation technology. Our physicians have combined their knowledge with these talented computer engineers to create a Pavlik harness simulation model. The paper is titled, “Mechanics of Hip Dysplasia Reduction in Infants Using the Pavlik Harness: a Physics-Based Computational Model” The research study has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.
This Pavlik harness simulation research recently received a boost when we were recognized by the National Science Foundation with an additional $340,000 grant to further refine the model. This additional funding will also allow us to apply the model to variations of hip dysplasia in an effort to determine methods for overcoming failures of reduction with the Pavlik harness. We can always use additional donations for this type of research.
The Git-R-Done Foundation partners with The Lincoln Children’s Zoo to bring the zoo to children’s hospitals across the country(Lincoln, NE)
Lincoln, Neb. – Lincoln Children’s Zoo announced today a partnership with the Git-R-Done Foundation and Larry the Cable Guy. The project, called Zoofari with Larry the Cable Guy, will give hundreds of children’s hospitals and rehabilitation centers across the nation the chance to bring the zoo to their patients. Zoofari with Larry the Cable Guy will feature a series of fun and educational videos for children who can’t visit a zoo themselves. Filmed on location at Lincoln Children’s Zoo, the Zoofari videos feature Larry the Cable Guy interacting with zookeepers and animals.
“Partnering with Lincoln Children’s Zoo on Zoofari is a unique way to bring the experience of going to a Zoo to children who don’t have the opportunity to visit themselves,” said Larry the Cable Guy. “Through the Git-R-Done Foundation, we’re proud to support children’s hospitals and give kids this interactive, educational experience.”
The videos will also be shown at Zoofari Stations inside the Zoo. These stations will enhance all guests’ experiences – children and adults alike – by providing an in-depth learning experience for everyone. “The Zoofari videos will get all children more excited about animals, science and nature,” explained president and CEO John Chapo. “Whether the children are in hospitals or can actually visit Lincoln Children’s Zoo, the new Zoofari series will entertain and enhance the entire zoo experience for thousands of children.”
The Zoofari Stations in the Zoo will be ready for opening day, April 13, and the videos will be available to hospitals in late summer. To find out more about the project and how hospitals can receive the videos, visit LincolnZoo.org
The Git-R-Done Foundation donates $10,000 to The People’s City Mission Medical Clinic (Lincoln, NE)
The People’s City Mission Medical Clinic’s mission is to provide free medical care to the homeless, the uninsured, and the low income residents of Lancaster
County Nebraska. They currently have an estimated 1200 children (0-18) years of age that seek services from our clinic. Some of the children are guests
of the People’s City Mission but the bulk of them are from the surrounding community. They provide free medical care, dental care, vision care, mental
health care etc to them. They offer free school physicals, sports physicals, and they administer the needed vaccines that are required for them to enter school.
They offer kids physical days at the clinic each summer which allows the parents to bring them in and get everything they need for entering school that year
in one visit. This includes the medical checkup, immunizations, dental check up, vision screens etc and at no cost to the parents.
The money will go to supply much need children’s vaccines and medicines so The People’s City Mission Clinic can continue to do a great service for children in need.
The Git-R-Done Foundation donates $10,000 to Operation Homefront
San Antonio-based Operation Homefront, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2002 with the mission of providing emergency and morale-boosting assistance to active United States military service members, their families, and wounded warriors when they come home. With 25 local chapters across the nation, Operation Homefront assists needy military families in all 50 U.S. states.
Operation Homefront reflects the values of patriotism, loyalty, dignity, gratitude and compassion – values important to Git-R-Done Foundation.
Born out of an understanding of the struggles and challenges facing low-income military families, Operation Homefront is a streamlined rapid-response organization, getting help fast to those who need it the most. To date, we’ve met almost 600,000 needs for military families. In 2011 alone, Operation Homefront met 155,984 basic and morale needs..
The Git-R-Done Foundation continues to Git-R-Done at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Thank you so very much for your generous donation for the fantastic improvements in children’s care at Madonna Rehab Hospital!!! After our 8-year-old son, Ryan, suffered a significant stroke four years ago, he received rehab as an inpatient, and later an outpatient, at Madonna. The therapists’ expertise was extraordinary, but the facility was neither child-oriented nor family-oriented.
Last week, a 3-year-old friend of our family checked in at the Alexis Verzal wing after suffering a series of strokes. The fun, colorful, child-oriented wing is every bit as wonderful as I had heard. I cannot find words to express what a blessing this is to children and families who are struggling through such difficult circumstances. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and may God bless you abundantly! Lori
Thank you Lori for sharing your story. The Git-R-Done Foundation is helping organizations just like Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. We hope you consider making a donation to The Git-R-Done Foundation. With your help we can Git-R-Done!
Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation Donates $5 Million to Arnold Palmer Hospital
Generous Donation Will Help Treatment for Hip Dysplasia Worldwide
Orlando, FL (September 26, 2010) – Comedian Larry the Cable Guy announced today his charitable organization, The Git-R-Done Foundation, is donating $5 million to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for further development of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI). “My family’s personal experience with hip dysplasia opened our eyes to how common this is but how little is known about it,” stated Larry the Cable Guy. “Our hope is that this gift can be a springboard for more research, education, and better treatment for patients all over the world who suffer with hip dysplasia.”
Hip dysplasia is the medical term for instability, or looseness, of the hip joint that affects thousands of children each year. This ranges from mild instability to complete dislocation. Approximately one out of every 20 full-term babies has some hip instability and 2 to 3 per 1000 will require treatment. Persistent hip instability is a silent childhood condition that frequently causes disability and arthritis into adulthood. IHDI is a not-for-profit collaborative effort between a number of medical centers around the world to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hip dysplasia. The organization is supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. “So much of what we are doing in the institute now is possible because of the vision and support of Larry the Cable Guy and his family,” stated Charles T. Price, MD, Director of IHDI. “We hope to become the most comprehensive source of information for patients, parents and physicians around the world who share our commitment to improving knowledge and treatment of hip dysplasia.”
As a celebration of the donation, Larry the Cable Guy is hosting The First Annual Git-R-Done Golf Classic at Grand Cypress Golf Resort in Orlando, Fl on September 26th and 27th. Celebrity guests scheduled to attend are Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, Sean Astin, PGA’s Lee Janzen, and major league ball players Frank Viola Jr. and Davey Johnson.
Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation supports
The International Hip Dysplasia Institute
Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation made a $300,00 donation to The Arnold Palmer Hospital to help the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Here is what they have been up to…
This is a photo of the orthopedic surgery residents at Orlando Health taken with three of the faculty pediatric orthopedic surgeons from Arnold Palmer Hospital. Believe it or not, most of these doctors were in the top 10% of their medical school classes. After college and medical school an additional five years of residency training is required to become an orthopedic surgeon with a sixth year to practice pediatric orthopedic surgery. All of these orthopedic residents spend time at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children during their training. Each resident is also required to develop and conduct a research project involving the musculoskeletal system. Some of these projects include research into hip dysplasia. All are very thankful to Larry the Cable Guy for helping fund research, education, and improved treatments for patients with hip dysplasia.