Sundt Foundation Donates $6,000 to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
FORT WORTH (March 28, 2017) – The Sundt Foundation recently delivered a $6,000 check to the Pediatric Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Clinic at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC).
The donation was inspired by Bob Aniol, a Sundt Project Executive, and his passion to raise awareness of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP). His daughter, Caitlynn, was diagnosed with the condition when she was 4 years old by a physician at TSRHC.
The goal of the HSP Clinic is to improve diagnosis, management and treatment for children. HSP is a rare condition, and donations like those from the Sundt Foundation give clinic doctors the opportunity to increase public awareness of their research.
“HSP is a rare condition that very few people know about,” Aniol said. “People with HSP and researchers studying HSP don’t have a funding stream to do research. Our goals in the HSP community are to build awareness and fund research.”
Aniol praises the HSP clinic for its support of his family in understanding how to manage his daughter’s condition. Today, Caitlynn is a thriving 16-year-old who loves going to concerts and hopes to attend Texas A&M, her parents’ alma mater.
About The Sundt Foundation
The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $7.7 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in Fort Worth, San Antonio and El Paso, Texas; Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; San Diego, Irvine, Sacramento and San José, California and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 10 offices throughout Texas, Arizona, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 1,900 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade, an honor no other contractor can claim.