DMU club seeks mobility equipment for donation

April 21, 2009 —

(Des Moines) - The Des Moines University Physical Therapy Club is, again, working toward better health around the world. As part of All-Iowa Wheels For The World (AIWFTW), the club will be collecting wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and jogging strollers.

All equipment donated to AIWFTW is repaired, if needed, and distributed to Third-World countries. To participate, bring equipment to the Des Moines University Academic Center, 3440 Grand Ave., on April 24, 2-6 p.m., or April 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Physical therapy students from Clarke College, St. Ambrose University and the University of Iowa are also collecting equipment for AIWFTW.

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.