Home > News & Publications > News For 2009 > Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will host hand cycling champion as he travels cross-country

Share | Print | Email Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will host hand cycling champion as he travels cross-country

On Friday, June 5 at 4 p.m., Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will host world-record hand cyclist Kenny Herriot as he continues his cross-country cycling adventure, The Great Lemon Ride, to raise money and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Herriot, who has been paralyzed from the waist down since 2000, will speak to Magee patients, staff, and their families about how he has overcome his disability to live an active life and meet physically demanding goals.

A seven-year hand cycling racing veteran, Herriot will cycle from San Francisco to New York, stopping at rehabilitation centers along the way to speak about his journey. Hollister will sponsor Herriot’s six-week marathon, providing refreshments for guests at each rehabilitation center he visits.

Herriot’s chosen charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, began in 2000 and has since become a nationwide fundraiser devoted to finding a cure for children with cancer. As of July 2008, the organization raised over $20 million and had support in the U.S., Canada, and France.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.


Come Take a Tour

Professional Education Services

Designed to educate those in the rehabilitation community. Read more

Helpful Documents

Community Resource Guide
If you are you a member of the media interested in Magee, please contact:

Kim Shrack
Social Media and PR Manager
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 587-3363