The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) has announced the four winners of the 2015 National Mobility Awareness Month Local Heroes Contest. The campaign finished with 914 Local Hero online entries that received a total of 1.3 million votes.
The 2015 winners are Collene Van Noord of Holland, Michigan, Kym and Rick Daniels (the parents of Kaitlyn Daniels of Derry, Pennsylvania), Cynthia Noonan of Emeryville, California and Jessica Runnels of Oakley, California. Of the four vehicles provided, two are designated to special category winners, which are a senior (Collene VanNoord) and a caregiver (Kym and Rick Daniels).
The first Disability Pride NYC Parade will take place on July 12, 2015 traveling from Madison Square Park, down Broadway, and then finishing to Union Square Park.
The parade will commemorate passage of the American’s with Disability Act 25 years ago and be a celebration of people with disabilities and all they have accomplished — before and after passage of the law. Formation will begin at 10AM with the parade starting at noon.
AMF Bruns of America Protektor® Brings New Easy-to-Use, Self-Tensioning Wheelchair Securement System to the USA Market
For over fifty years the family owned businesses of AMF Bruns have been providing the safest, fastest and easiest to use wheelchair restraint systems worldwide. AMF Bruns serves our customers by providing products that ensure a safe and efficient mobility experience.
Today AMF Bruns is recognized world wide as a leader in adaptive driving restraints and products. With their own in-house crash testing facilities, AMF Bruns products meet worldwide certifications of ISO 10542, SAE J2249, CSA Z605 and AS 2942.
MobilityWorks is excited to announce that our new Alexandria, Virginia location is now open! Located in the Washington DC metro region, just south of our Nation’s Capital, the Alexandria store will be able to provide mobility products and services to individuals with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in Virginia, Maryland and surrounding areas. We anticipate this location to be one of our busier showrooms for sales, service and rentals!
The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a monument to our veterans that everyone who can should try to visit.
Inscribed on the Freedom Wall, decorated with gold stars, is the words: “Here We Mark the Price of Freedom.” Each star represents 100 lives lost, 4,048 in all and a vivid picture to the sacrifices made.16.5 million men and women served in the armed forces during World War II. Over 400,000 brave American soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen gave themselves to protect our freedom, one in every 40 that served. It’s a debt we can never repay.