For the last five years, MobilityWorks of Chicago has had the privilege of working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Every year we’ve been a sponsor at their walk in the Chicagoland area. This year, over 1,000 walkers were hosted at Chicago’s beautiful Solider Field, helping to raise close to $220,000 for their cause.
Why They Walk
Most of the festivities were held at the Soldier Field United Club, where they had music, cheerleaders and contests. Everyone gathered to listen to stories of strength for why they walk. A grandmother talked about her two grandchildren that are affected by muscular dystrophy. She walks so that they can hopefully raise enough money before the youngest grandchild loses his mobility like his brother did. Another woman talked about how her child is her hero and always has an amazing attitude. A man shared his story about the MDA Summer Camp, and what that meant to him growing up with MD.
After all the stories, we were able to do our “victory laps” around Solider Field. What an amazing group of people to work with!
The MDA walk theme is called “Muscle Walk” – designed to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association foster research and provide vital services to families affected by neuromuscular disease.
On April 19th and 20th, MobilityWorks of New Jersey will host a Pre Expo Open House for the disabled community. Featured in the exhibits are advocacy groups, funding agencies, service organizations, and of course, adaptive driving equipment. This is truly a unique event. Short of traveling to an Abilities Expo (held in May), this is the only venue where a caregiver or someone with a disability can see all of the latest products and services in one setting. Best of all, it's FREE! There will be free lunch and snack foods along with beverages. We plan on giving away several expensive door prizes as well!
Restore the Shore
It seems as though Hurricane Sandy was a long time ago, but many people in our community are still struggling with its effects. It was October 29, 2012 when hurricane force winds landed on the Jersey Shore, destroying homes, trees, vehicles and everything else in its path. Many people on the New Jersey shoreline and in the New York Long Island areas were without power for several weeks or more - in addition to those in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In the months after Super Storm Sandy, MobilityWorks coordinated with its 24 stores across the country to send and distribute much needed supplies and cash to the area - taking an active part in the "Restore the Shore" campaign. To remember and support those who still are struggling, the first 50 attendees will receive a free Restore the Shore T-Shirt.
Special Pricing and Trade-In Values for Attendees
As one of the largest privately owned mobility dealerships in the country, we will be offering at or below Abilities Expo prices on our current inventory. We will have staff on hand to give you a $1,000 over normal trade-in value, as well as financing information. Our manufacturing representatives will also be available to answer any questions you have on their current manufacturer discounts and incentives.
Meet the Team
Visit the MobilityWorks of New Jersey store web page for more information about MobilityWorks, General Manager Craig Phillips and his team of Certified Mobility Consultants and service technicians. We hope to see you at the Open House!
Thursday, April 18th - 12117 Princeton Pike Cincinnati, OH 45246
MobilityWorks of Cincinnati will be hosting the area's largest Mobility Expo and Vendor Fair -- with food, fun, raffle prizes and lots of useful information from local and national vendors. Consultants will be on hand from 1 PM to 7 PM to demonstrate and discuss accessible vehicles and home modifications. Professional representatives will also be there for questions and answers about rehabilitation, therapy services, adaptive driving and veterans services. Attendees will also have a chance to win a free iPad! Register to Attend
Each year, MobilityWorks is host to several Mobility Expos held at our various store locations — with food, fun, raffle prizes and lots of useful information from local and national vendors. In addition to demonstrations on assistive technology, accessible vehicles, and home modifications, numerous representatives will answers questions about rehabilitation, adaptive driving, support groups, advocacy and veterans services. Or just come to socialize!
Bicks Driving School
Brightside SCI Support Group
Bruno Independent Living Aids
Building Blocks For Kids Foundation
Center For Independent Living Options
Leap Beyond Therapy
Mulllaney’s Pharmacy and Medical
Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society
Mobility Products and Design/Veigel
MobilityWorks and MobilityWorks Commercial
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati
VA Medical Center – Cincinnati Prosthetics and SCI
Vantage Mobility Incorporated (VMI)
Whole Home Modifications
Paula Montgomery Rodney, age 35, was crowned the new Ms. Wheelchair Alabama winner on Saturday March 30, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama. Paula and her husband reside in Huntsville, Alabama and have two sons. Paula is a survivor of multiple sclerosis and has used a wheelchair since 2005. She describes herself as a compassionate person who is driven and decisive. Her determination is evident through her accomplishments of earning a degree in mathematics from Spelman College as a NASA WISE scholar.
Other contestants who competed in the pageant were Shanae Heard, Linda Tucker, and Charetta Aboraia. To learn more about the Ms. Wheelchair Alabama Foundation, go to www.mswheelchairalabamafoundation.com.
MobilityWorks of Birmingham was a proud sponsor of the Ms. Wheelchair Alabama pageant. CONGRATULATIONS PAULA! For other client news and the latest updates in accessible vans and adaptive vehicle products, visit our blog at www.mobilityworks.com/blog/.
MobilityWorks Albany New York Store Among the Highest in Customer Satisfaction in the USA
Each year, the Ralph Braun Signature Award is presented to only a handful of BraunAbiliy dealerships with the highest average customer satisfaction rates in the country -- based on independent survey results from the previous year. It is our honor to report that our MobilityWorks of Albany (NY) store was presented with this distinguished award for the SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR - and the HIGHEST scores in the Northeast Region.
Congratulations to General Manager Dean Pells and the rest of our Albany Team, as they continue to provide world class customer service year round!
Go to the Albany store web page to learn more and meet the team.