Cha-Cha for Children
Since 2010, Regional Physical Therapy has hosted a night to "Dine, Dance, and Donate" to benefit The Children's Center of Bethany, OK. Each year, the proceeds go toward fulfilling a "wishlist" from The Children's Center, which includes needs for their physical therapy program. Overall, Regional PT has donated over $25,000 which has gone toward PT software, an outpatient therapeutic playset, and other essential gym equipment.
"Our friends from Regional Physical Therapy have done so much to help us provide quality care to the children that we serve...They make it a priority each year to provide us with the equipment and supplies that we need to provide these precious children with the therapy and opportunities that they need."
Becky Vogt, OTR/L
Director of Rehab. & Education Services
The Children's Center
This year, join us for our 7th annual Cha-Cha for Children: "Luau" to be held Saturday, August 13th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at 9309 E. Reno in Midwest City, OK.
Individual tickets are $25.00 and 8-person tables are $160. Must be 21 years old to attend. Ticket purchase includes dinner, drinks, and dancing. There is also a raffle of valuable items throughout the night. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the event. Donations of valuable raffle items and financial donations are now being accepted.
Tickets will be available for purchase online at ChaCha4Children.eventbrite.com or call Denice at 405-732-3353
Tag #ChaCha4Children on Twitter and Instagram
Bruce Hawkins Scholarship
Bruce Lee Hawkins was born June 20, 1961 and passed away June 2, 2009. Bruce graduated from Carl Albert High School and continued his education at Langston University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Bruce was a pioneer in the Physical Therapy program at Langston being a member of the second graduating class. He was an integral part of the Langston University Physical Therapy program being a student when the program was accredited. Bruce was also active in the University of Oklahoma Physical Therapy Department as a clinical instructor. He was awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year from OU PT students and faculty.
Bruce worked in the Outpatient Physical Therapy department at Midwest City Hospital from 1989 until 1993. In 1993, Bruce and Vicki co-founded Regional Physical Therapy, Inc. Bruce was a committed therapist who dedicated his life to helping others. He had a way of making people feel better with just a word of encouragement and a smile. Bruce was an engaging friend and confidant. He always had time for his family, business partner, employees, and patients. Bruce loved to make a difference in people's lives and lived through his service to the community. His smile and warm personality will forever be remembered and missed by everyone whose life he touched.
The Bruce Hawkins Scholarship award was established by Regional Physical Therapy, Inc. in 2009 to give back to the profession that Bruce was so dedicated to advancing. The Bruce Hawkins Scholarship has been awared to OU students who show outstanding leadership characteristics and embody the spirit of dedication to the profession of physical therapy. Award winners are:
- Caitlyn Rex 2013
- Ashley Gripe 2012
- Sarah Webster 2011
- Kelly Kuhlman 2010