Credit Union Member, Ralph Lawrence is creator of the MoveAround IV Buggy supporting children receiving IV therapy

Contact: Shelly Peckham-Berardinelli
Vice President of Marketing
401- 397-1900, ext. 2340

July 25, 2011 – Coventry Credit Union employees recently raised funds through Dress Casual Days to donate a MoveAround IV Buggy™.  The MoveAround IV Buggy™ offers children receiving IV therapy with added mobility and independence—providing exercise, increased strength and stamina to help recovery. 

The MoveAround IV Buggy™ was created by Coventry Credit Union Member, Ralph Lawrence of Coventry, RI.  The Move Around IV Buggy™ was developed after “Grandpa Ralph” watched as his granddaughter, Autumn, struggled to pull her IV pole around after her bone marrow transplant in 2008.   “I watched as my granddaughter was unable to move around the house without someone constantly helping her.   I decided I would utilize my skills to build a miniature “shopping cart” that she would be able to push around,” notes Ralph Lawrence.  

As professional caregivers visited Autumn and saw her IV Buggy, they encouraged “Grandpa Ralph” and the Lawrence family to take it a step further.  The concept was presented to a group of doctors and nurses from Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI.  Based on their input, a “real” prototype was manufactured.

“Coventry Credit Union employees are proud to support our Member, Ralph Lawrence and Lawrence Medical Products, with the promotion of the Buggy that is helping to make a very trying experience a little less stressful, as well as offer some independence to children receiving IV therapy.   Our staff hopes to raise additional funds through Dress Casual Days to donate another MoveAround IV Buggy™ to a child in need.” notes Shelly Peckham-Berardinelli, Vice President of Marketing for Coventry Credit Union.  


About Coventry Credit Union:

Coventry Credit Union was established on October 5, 1950 and is a community based, member owned, full service financial cooperative, federally insured by NCUA. Coventry Credit Union currently has over 30,000 members and takes pride in offering members the finest financial products and services available in the industry today with a personal touch. Coventry Credit Union has branches located in Coventry (2), as well as branches in North Kingstown, West Warwick, and Lincoln.  For more information about Coventry Credit Union, please visit

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