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ALMEA Insurance, Inc. Supports SIGN Fracture Care International

FractureALMEA Insurance, Inc. is a corporate sponsor for the SIGN Fracture Care International’s annual Portland event.  ALMEA supports SIGN’s mission of bringing fracture care to patients who cannot afford it.

SIGN Fracture Care International (SIGN) is dedicated to creating equality of fracture care throughout the developing world.  Founded in 1999 by Dr. Lewis Zirkle, SIGN works with surgeons in 53 developing countries treating the injured poor.  SIGN designs, manufactures and donates orthopaedic implants for use in under resourced hospitals.

The impact of the SIGN IM Nail System has allowed surgeons to treat nearly 127,000 patients.  SIGN is known for creative and innovative designs and received the 2013 Patent for Humanity Award.  You can learn more about this humanitarian organizations worldwide impact by visiting:

SIGN Fracture Care International will host their 2014 Benefit, The Royal Treatment, on Saturday, May 3, at The Tiffany Center located at 1410 SW Morrison in Portland, Oregon.  For more information about or tickets for The Royal Treatment, please contact Shasta Meyers at 509-371-1107 or e-mail

The evening will start with a social hour at 6 p.m. Silent auction items will be available for bidding. Live demonstrations of the SIGN Technique will be provided by founder, Lewis Zirkle, M.D.  Randy Huebner from Acumed and Joel Gillard from Acute Innovations, both companies located in Hillsboro, OR, will demonstrate innovative and low cost solutions to orthopaedic care which are essential in SIGN’s programs overseas. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. and entertainer Matt Baker will perform a comedy stunt show for attendees at the end of the evening.

Shasta Meyers, SIGN Event Coordinator shares: “At this event we would like to show how SIGN is providing ‘The Royal Treatment’ to thousands of patients each year. It will be a fun evening ending with an energetic performance by Matt Baker.

Rich Rice, will serve as the emcee for the evening. The Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Acumed, a medical device company located in Hillsboro, Oregon, this will be the third year he has helped host the benefit.

If you would like to attend this event with ALMEA, please call me at 503-669-4888 or you can e-mail me

Bill Wilson

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