Indiana University and Loyola School of Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Certificate from University of Chicago
Basic Life Support Instructor
Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Join the Journey was founded in 2005. Effie Psimos and Patty Allen, breast cancer survivors, and close friend Margie Loprinzi, came together with the hope of raising awareness of breast cancer in Rochester, Minnesota.
Before long, Join the Journey had its first Ten-Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The community response was tremendous, and participation grows each year. In 2014, nearly 1,000 people participated!
Join the Journey has evolved into an established non-profit community organization, which supports programs and projects that uphold its mission of promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.Donate Now
Rochester Sled Hockey is an affiliate of The Minnesota Sled Hockey Program. The Minnesota Sled Hockey Program, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in hockey and promotes the development of excellence in hockey in Minnesota.
Players sit in a sled that has two blades on the bottom. The sleds are propelled by the player using two shortened hockey sticks that have ice picks on the end opposite of the blade. The player switches between holding the blades to skate and sliding their hands down to control and shoot the puck. Sled hockey requires core control and balance. Standard hockey rules apply.
The Minnesota Sled Hockey Program is open to players aged 5 and above with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.