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NORTHBROOK, IL, January 27, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Dallas orthopaedic surgeons at All-Star Orthopaedics, in cooperation with the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF), are announcing the expansion of valuable medical services to retired players of the National Football League (NFL) in Dallas, TX. All-Star Orthopaedics will attend GGAF's Super Bowl Fundraiser "The Best Party in Texas" and be joined by a number of NFL legends, including Mike Ditka, Marv Levy, Kyle Turley, Tony Dorsett, Mel Renfro, Michael Irvin and many more.
As the Chairman of the Board for the GGAF, Mike Ditka says the organization's mission is to assist retired NFL players in dire need of medical services for a variety of reasons, including inadequate disability coverage and pension benefits. "Our mission has been and will continue to be to help those former players and their families going through difficult times. The need is great. We welcome and are blessed to add All-Star Orthopaedics to our family of providers, as they have three extraordinary facilities in the Dallas area."
All-Star Orthopaedics joins a growing portfolio of facilities offering pro bono surgical and medical services to GGAF members in need of a number of procedures such as knee replacement surgery and physical therapy for past injuries. Some of the former NFL players receiving assistance were pioneers of the sport -- yet unable to financially support their medical needs due to the high costs of necessary treatment and inadequate private and public funding. By enlisting the support of partners like All-Star Orthopaedics, GGAF is able to provide no-cost, quality healthcare to hundreds of clients annually, for services ranging from physical therapy to patient specific knee replacement surgery.
President of the GGAF, Shannon Jordan believes the work All-Star Orthopaedic is doing says a lot about the institution, the doctors and their team. "They are willing to step up and help us fill this unquestionable need. We are truly grateful. These are remarkable people helping remarkable people who have slipped in society. Our collective goal is to get these great men and their families back on their feet."
Committed to providing retired NFL players with the basic human services they need, GGAF offers a broad range of services including medical, pharmaceutical, housing, food, and clothing. To support its programs, the organization relies solely on corporate and private donations generated through sponsorship, special events, sports memorabilia auctions, autograph sessions, and public drives.
About All-Star Orthopaedics
All-Star Orthopaedics strives for exceptional patient care in the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX area while performing a number of services ranging from physical therapy to joint replacement. Supported by technologically advanced procedures and state-of-the-art facilities, the practice's orthopaedic surgeons utilize the training and education they have received at some of the most prestigious institutions across the nation to provide the best care possible. In addition to specializing in a wide range of orthopaedic fields, the ortho surgeons also maintain a diverse and rigorous research and publication schedule to ensure they remain on the cutting-edge of the orthopaedic industry. The All-Star Ortho team also provides constant support for the All-Star Ortho blog, to ensure their patients are up-to-date on all the latest news associated with the practice.
All-Star Orthopaedics has three locations throughout the state of Texas. 400 W LBJ Fwy., Suite 330 in Irving, TX 75063, which can be reached at (972) 556-2885; 910 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 155 in Southlake, TX 76092 which can be reached at (817) 421-5000; and 3400 Long Prairie Rd., Suite 102 in Flower Mound, TX 75022, which can be reached at (972) 556-2885. All-Star Ortho can also be found online at either http://www.allstarortho.com/ or at the All-Star Orthopaedics Facebook page.
About The GGAF
The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund provides hands-on assistance and financial aid to help retired NFL players deal with some of the hardships they may encounter after football. Many of these players lack funds, disability coverage or pension benefits. Thus the GGAF focuses on the humanitarian side of these players, treating them with dignity, and addressing the post-football related issues in their lives. http://www.gridirongreats.org
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