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November 21, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Physical rehabilitation patients at The Ohio State University Medical Center will join more than a dozen members of The Ohio State University Alumni Band for a ‘Beat Michigan’ pep rally at noon on Tuesday, (11/22) in the Dodd Hall gymnasium, 480 W. 9th Ave.

Reporters and videographers are invited to join in the fun as Shelley Graf, Ohio State’s first female drum major, and a physical therapist at the Medical Center, puts on a twirling exhibition for the patients while the band plays “Hang on Sloopy” and several other 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.

Parking for media is available at the front entrance of Davis Center, 480 W. 9th Ave. The Dodd Hall gym is located immediately to the right as you enter the door.

Dodd Hall is nationally recognized for its programs to treat patients with head, neck and spinal cord injuries, and those recovering from strokes. Dodd Hall is repeatedly listed as one of the best rehabilitation facilities in the country in annual surveys conducted by U.S. News & World Report magazine

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Contact: Gretchen Sauer, Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Gretchen.Sauer@osumc.edu