DENVER to DURANGO
A RIDE TO RAISE AWARENESS & SUPPORT FOR THE
All riders commit to raise $1000.
Where does your money go?
Your donation is a payment made directly to the Walter Spohn Education Fund, established in 1993 to provide financial support to individuals initiating educational and research projects to advance the field of Anaplastology. The WSEF is one of several funds established under the *Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation. Since its founding in 1988, the Vesalius Trust has endeavored to identify and secure funding for educational and research activities in visual communications in the health sciences, and to act as a conduit for these resources.
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Tax Deductible? Yes.
The Walter Spohn Education Fund was established to provide financial support to individuals initiating educational and research projects to advance the field of Anaplastology. The WSEF is one of several scholarships and research grants awarded by The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation. Donations made to the Vesalius Trust are tax-deductible.
Can you pay by check? Yes.
Please make checks payable to: Vesalius Trust c/o WSEF
Checks should be mailed to:
Barbara Spohn-Lillo c/o VT-WSEF
3405 S. Yarrow St. Suite C
Lakewood, CO 80227
IMPORTANT: In the memo line, include the RIDER's NAME with whom your donation is associated.
*Vesalius Trust 501(c)3 not-for-profit; EIN 20-1609682
Why is your donation important?
As mentioned on the "Art + Science of Anaplastology" page of this site, the term anaplastology refers to the practice of restoring missing facial or body anatomy with life-like prostheses when surgical reconstruction is unachievable or undesired by the patient. By creating prostheses so visually true-to-life that they are often indistinguishable from natural tissues, the field of Anaplastology has remained rather anonymous through out the last century. This lack of knowledge causes many patients as well as doctors to be unaware or misinformed about the rehabilitative services available to potential prosthetic patients, ultimately placing barriers that prevent patients from obtaining treatment. This lack of awareness also creates challenges for clinicians to acquire funding for research and education necessary to advance the field and bring about better patient outcomes. Your support will assist this endeavor to educate people about this important area of patient care as well as empower researchers to improve and grow the field of facial prosthetic rehabilitation.