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ConvaTec Donates $10,000 To AAWC Global Volunteers Program Through SAWC Walk For Wellness
Date:4/23/2012

ATLANTA, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that the company has donated $10,000 to the AAWC Global Volunteers program through the SAWC Walk for Wellness that took place at the 25th Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS) in Atlanta, Georgia from April 19 to April 22, 2012.

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) is the largest, not-for-profit, multi-specialty organization in the United States dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence-based wound care. AAWC exists to be the leader in interdisciplinary wound care and tissue preservation. The Walk for Wellness helped raise awareness of the AAWC Global Volunteers program and the need for ongoing education and training programs to promote access to proper wound treatment for the underserved in developing countries and North America.

"For the second year in a row, ConvaTec is supporting the important work of the AAWC Global Volunteers through the efforts of so many clinicians and nurses who joined in the SAWC Walk for Wellness fundraising effort," said Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, AAWC Past President. "These funds will help us to continue to provide professional education programs in the areas of the world where they are most needed."

Conference participants were provided with pedometers that counted each step they took during the conference to raise money for AAWC. They were encouraged to engage in some physical activity while connecting with other wound care professionals. At the end of each day, participants logged in the number of steps they walked and could monitor their personal standing. 

"We are very pleased that so many of the men and women who attended SAWC/WHS participated in the Walk for Wellness again this year to help raise money to support the
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