Titans to Visit VCU Medical Center
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center's Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
and Research Center will present "Meet the Titans," a fundraising meet-and-greet
reception to benefit the Gerry Bertier #42 Foundation.
The event will take place Saturday, July
19, at 3:30 p.m., at the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building on the MCV Campus, 1217 E. Marshall St. Tickets are $20.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the coaches and players of the 1971
T.C. Williams championship team as portrayed in the 2000 film "Remember the
Titans." Many players and coaches will be attending the reception, including
coach Herman Boone, Big Julius Campbell, Blue Stanton, Rev Harris, Kerry Lundin
as well as members of the late Gerry Bertier's family.
addition, a complimentary showing of "Remember the Titans" will take place in
the Kontos Medical Sciences Building auditorium at 1 p.m., immediately preceding the
reception. The Titans also will be visiting patients on the pediatric and
spinal cord injury rehabilitation units beginning at 10 a.m.
VCU's rehabilitation medicine program was recently
ranked 25th best in the country in the 2008 "U.S. News and World
Bertier #42 Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that supports spinal cord
injury research at the VCU Medical Center. The foundation honors the memory
of Gerry Bertier, the all-American athlete who experienced a spinal cord injury
as depicted in the film. For more information, call 804-828-4100.
Editor's note: Media
interested in visiting the pediatric spinal cord injury rehabilitation units
should contact Malorie Janis at the office number above, or at 804-405-6073 on
Saturday to be escorted into the hospital.