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November 21, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Physical medicine and rehabilitation patients at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will join Ohio State University Alumni band members for the annual ‘Beat Michigan’ pep rally at noon on Tuesday, (11/22) in the Dodd Hall gymnasium, 480 Medical Center Drive.

Reporters and videographers are invited to attend as physical therapist Shelley Graf, Ohio State’s first female drum major and the first female drum major in the Big Ten, puts on a twirling exhibition as the band plays Buckeye fan favorites. Graf and the band will conclude the rally leading patients, many in wheelchairs, around the gym for “Script Ohio.” The rally will last approximately 30 minutes.

Media representatives are asked to call the Media Relations office at 614-293-3737 to make arrangements for event coverage and parking.

Dodd Hall is nationally recognized for its programs to treat patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, and those recovering from strokes. Rehabilitation services at Dodd Hall include a 60-bed inpatient facility and outpatient services.

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Media Contact: Eileen Scahill, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, 614-293-3737, Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu