Operation Walk is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization which provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries (and occasionally in the US), that have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Operation Walk also educates in-country orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of the hip and knee joints. This is done in conjunction with surgeries to help create a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries.
Operation Walk freedom To Move consists of two team's, Team Portland & Team St. Louis, doctors & volunteers who travel to developing countries to provide orthopedic surgery to patients and train local medical personnel to perform them long after we have gone.
There are several different ways you can get involved and make a difference with Operation Walk Freedom to Move:
- Cash donations help us buy the medical equipment and supplies that we need to conduct surgeries and teach local doctors the skills they need to perform the surgeries themselves.
- Purchase tickets or donate an item to our auction and contribute to our largest annual fundraiser.
- Volunteer at the auction and get in on the fun of watching our donors contribute to the cause.