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Gather your friends and help a cause

Thursday, October 11, 2012

These are just some of the fund raising ideas that locations of STAR Physical Therapy across Tennessee are using in their support of the Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure, set for Oct. 27 in Brentwood.
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STAR Physical Therapy facilities in middle Tennessee are helping out with this year's Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure with unique fund raising ideas.

The race takes place at Maryland Farms in Brentwood on Oct. 27, and with over 60 STAR locations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana, there were plenty of ideas for raising the money.

The team captain for the drive is Amy Philpott of Shelbyville, and she stated that each location was given a clear paint can to decorate with a breast cancer theme, which would become their main collection hub for people to donate money for Susan G. Komen.

The paint cans will be judged by their partners and the one they think is best will win a prize, Phillpott said. The clinic that collects the most money in their paint cans by Oct. 20 will also win a prize.

"From dunk tanks, to yard sales, to treating patients in tu-tus, shaving heads, to selling baked goods to car washes and everything you can possibly think of, our folks have done," she said.

As of Sept. 18, STAR has raised $10,162.75, and this does not including online donations.

At Amy's location, STAR's business office in Franklin, a bottle auction was held, with gift wrapped items containing a bottle were used. Items sold for as low at $9 and went up to $50, raising just over $870 in about 40 minutes.

The gifts in the auction ranged from a bottle of bubbles to a bottle diffuser with a gift certificate to a day spa attached to it and everything in between.

Also at the Franklin location, a huge display was made, designed by Philpott with fellow Shelbyvillians donating their time, material and talents to make it come to life.

"Limbo Paints, Lowes, and Mr. Frank Douglas came together and did a fabulous job," Amy said. "Which to me means a lot because we were blessed with these gifts by these generous people in a community where we don't have a presence. It makes me so proud to live in such a fabulous town."

And there's more fund raising to be done before the race at the end of October. On Oct. 13, the Franklin office will also host a yard sale, bake sale and will have burgers and hot dogs for sale, which will be open to the public, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen.

Also, T-shirts with a custom STAR logo have been designed just for this event. They can be purchased for $15 at any STAR Physical Therapy location or you can get one for free if you join the STAR Physical Therapy Susan G. Komen team. All proceeds go to the charity.

If you want to join the STAR team, visit www.komennashville.org and join the race, then select STAR Physical Therapy from the existing teams list.

Amy can be contacted at info@STARPT.com, with the subject line "SGK" or by calling 615-591-6590.