Fundraiser To Benefit Venice High School Cheerleader In Need Of Prosthetic Hand

Fundraiser To Benefit Venice High School Cheerleader In Need Of Prosthetic Hand

A lock-in party fundraiser will be held on Sept. 27 for the Venice cheerleader who lost her left hand during a boating accident in June, the teenager's family reported.

Rachel Nowak, a 16-year-old Venice High School junior, lost her hand in the Intracoastal Waterway. It was severed after she fell from an accelerating personal watercraft while the vehicle towline was wrapped around her arm.Since the accident, Rachel, a competitive cheerleader, has sought treatment from Dan Strzempka of the Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics clinic in Sarasota.Strzempka has said he plans to design an adaptive device Rachel can use specifically for cheering.To help the Nowak family pay for medical expenses, Rachel's cheerleading gym, Rock Solid Allstars in Pinellas Park, will host a lock-in fundraiser from 6 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 27.Gym owner Carol Bariteau said the event is for children 8 years old and older. During the fundraiser, the gym's trampolines, tumble tracks and spring floors will be open for participants to use."We'll have some of our coaches here and our veteran cheerleaders will be here to help kids learn anything they want to in the cheerleading realm."Registration is $30 per person before Sept. 18 and $40 at the door. Event T-shirts will cost $15 and range in size from youth small to adult extra large. All proceeds will go to the Rachel Nowak Trust Account, which is being used to help cover Rachel's current and future medical expenses. Bariteau said those attending the fundraiser will need to complete a medical release form that can be found online at

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Dated: September 23rd 2014
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