Bioventus Raises $10,000 for Opportunity Village
LAS VEGAS – February 13, 2017 – Bioventus, a global leader in orthobiologic solutions, announced it raised $10,000 for Opportunity Village. More than 240 Bioventus employees, most of whom make up the Bioventus US sales force, took part in a team building exercise in Las Vegas on February 10 and donated the money directly to the non-profit organization. This marks the third consecutive year that the Bioventus US sales force has used its annual team-building event to generate awareness and funds for charitable causes.
Opportunity Village serves adults in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual and related disabilities and works to enhance their lives and the lives of their families. The organization accomplishes this through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation. Citizens with intellectual disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.
The organization also operates four employment training center campuses and a Thrift Store in Southern Nevada, providing vocational training and placement for hundreds of adults in jobs throughout the community. Ultimately, Opportunity Village’s goal is to help these individuals find independent employment in jobs within the Las Vegas Valley.
“Parents always want the best for their children and the founders of Opportunity Village simply wanted a place their children could grow, make friends, and develop life skills,” said Jeff Acuff, Senior Vice President of Sales – US, Bioventus. “Today, no matter where they fall on the disability spectrum, Opportunity Village helps children and adults to go as far as possible as they try new jobs and learn new skills. Our team at Bioventus is deeply moved by the experience of supporting such a worthwhile organization.”
“For more than 60 years we’ve been enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southern Nevada through employment training and job placement, along with other programs and services for people with more severe disabilities. We assess each person to learn their specific goals, interests and passions, and strive to place them in a safe environment that will allow them to thrive and flourish,” said Bob Brown, Opportunity Village President and CEO. “This donation from Bioventus will help us continue to provide these important programs and services to the wonderful folks we serve.”
Bioventus is an orthobiologics company that delivers clinically proven, cost-effective products that help people heal quickly and safely. Its mission is to make a difference by helping patients resume and enjoy active lives. Bioventus has two product portfolios for orthobiologics, Bioventus Active Healing Therapies and Bioventus Surgical that make it a global leader in active orthopaedic healing. Its EXOGEN® Ultrasound Bone Healing System is the #1 prescribed bone healing system in the US and is the only FDA-approved bone healing device that uses safe, effective ultrasound to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Built on a commitment to high quality standards, evidence-based medicine and strong ethical behavior, Bioventus is a trusted partner for physicians worldwide.
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