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17Jul/14Off

MS Society Raffling Special 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50 Years Convertible

One-of-a-Kind Vehicle to Benefit MS Society and the NOW Research Campaign

The winner of this 50 Years Special 2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible will be held August 16th. The Mustang was donated by the Ford Motor Company.

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is partnering with the Ford Motor Company for a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a special vehicle in celebration of 50 years of Mustang. All funds raised through the Ford/MS Mustang raffle will benefit the National MS Society and the NOW research campaign.

Tickets are $20 each and a maximum of 100,000 tickets will be sold. Online ticket registrations will end August 8, 2014 with the drawing being held on Saturday, August 16th at Mustang Alley on Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, Michigan. Winner need not be present to win. Get your Ford Mustang GT MS Tickets here.

Celebrating 50 years of the Ford Mustang, Ford Motor Company donated the vehicle for this special fund-raising effort.

About NOW Research

The MS Society’s NOW campaign is a bold initiative dedicated to moving research forward by raising $250 million. Funds raised in the campaign will be designated toward research in discovering new breakthroughs, treatments, rehabilitation, prevention, and, ultimately, an end to Multiple Sclerosis forever. NOW is designed to propel novel ideas into the lab, translate breakthroughs into clinical trials, and to move success in clinical trials into new treatments for people living with MS.

To learn more about NOW, go to National MS Society NOW Research.

16Jul/14Off

Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions Course for Health Professionals

CAMS-HP Training with MobilityWorks

Attendees learn the importance of NMEDA's Quality Assurance Program.

MobilityWorks' Northern California Client Relations Manager, Tony Bandermann, recently held a one unit CAMS-HP Continuing Education Unit for Occupational Therapists, Kinesiology Therapists, and Case Managers.

The training was held at a rehabilitation center in Chico California. The attendees learned about mobility solutions, why patients should be directed to a NMEDA certified dealer, and how to find the closest certified NMEDA dealer.

NMEDA, or National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, has a Quality Assurance Program reserved for dealers that adhere to its strict quality and safety standards. MobilityWorks is a certified member of NMEDA.

For more information about NMEDA, please visit www.nmeda.com. To schedule CAMS-HP training in Northern California, please contact Tony Bandermann at tbandermann@mobilityworks.com.

 

 

 

10Jul/14Off

MobilityWorks Hosting disABILITY LINK Meet and Greet Fundraiser

Join Us at a Community Meet and Greet at MobilityWorks in Marietta, GA on Thursday, July 17th

disABILITY LINK provides peer support and teaches independent living skills in the Atlanta GA area.

On Thursday, July 17th, disABILITY LINK will be holding a “Meet and Greet” fundraiser at MobilityWorks of Atlanta from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. The address is 1255 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30066.

The event will help to build and strengthen relationships between Disability Rights & Independent Living (IL) advocates, corporate allies, public sector representatives and families in the disability community. If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Charles James at cjames@disabilitylink.org. disABILITY LINK is a 501C Center for Independent Living (CIL), located in Decatur, GA serving 12 counties throughout the Greater Atlanta area in support of people with all types of disabilities.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit disABILITY LINK.

disABILITY LINK Services & Programs Include:

1. Americans With Disabilities Act Training's & Compliance Information
2. Assistive Technology Workshops and Training's
3. Community Outreach & Advocacy
4. Educational & Empowering Workshops with Community Partners
5. Emergency Preparedness Resources & Education
6. Employment & Vocational Services
7. Home Modification Assistance
8. Housing Assistance Program
9. Independent Care Waiver Service Coordination
10. Independent Living Skills Training
11. Information & Referrals
12. Medical Care Access Assistance
13. Nursing Home Facility Transition Programs
14. Peer to Peer Support
15. Public Transit Use Training
16. Transportation Voucher Programs
17. Volunteerism Opportunities
18. Youth Empowerment (ages 14 to 29)

 

9Jul/14Off

MobilityWorks Foundation Getting Help from AmazonSmile

Prices for shoppers stay the same, while donations go to helping charitable organizations

When Amazon customers shop on a new version of the company's website – smile.amazon.com – the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to non-profit organizations such as The MobilityWorks Foundation. There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every product sold by the company is eligible, except for digital merchandise such has music CDs and movie DVDs. Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart and shipping options. Best of all, the prices are the same on AmazonSmile as they are on the original Amazon.com website. The benefit to Amazon is that consumers will shop a lot more frequently on the AmazonSmile website if they know that a favorite charity is also going to be helped. It's a win-win for both parties.

To shop at AmazonSmile and help The MobilityWorks Foundation, follow this link and make it one of your shopping favorites! Every time you make a purchase, 0.5% will go toward helping people with disabilities and veterans who need accessible transportation.

Any group that is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS can also sign up to receive donations from AmazonSmile.

Go Shopping Now!

 

2Jul/14Off

MobilityWorks Participates in Doctor Radio Interview on Sirius XM

Farmingdale, NJ General Manager Jack Manning discusses travel challenges for people with disabilities.

Wheelchair travel

MobilityWorks Participates in Doctor Radio Interview on Sirius XM Radio MobilityWorks’ Farmingdale, NJ General Manager Jack Manning was a guest on Sirius XM’s  Doctor Radio (Channel 81) on Monday, June 23rd. The interview was part of the “Rehabilitative Medicine” show, hosted by Dr. Jonathan Whiteson.

Jack answered questions relating to challenges that people with disabilities face when contemplating travel and/or vacation plans.

Jack’s primary advice to listeners is to prepare and do their research in advance. By contacting hotels, restaurants and/or other destinations of interest to determine the availability of accessible doorways, bathrooms, showers etc, you can ease any anxieties you may have.

He also advised listeners that MobilityWorks’ 31 nationwide locations can help with accessible vehicle rentals for day trips or even lengthier vacations.

In preparing for his interview, Jack researched a number of websites dedicated to assisting people with their travel/vacation plans. Among the sites Jack recommends are www.handicappedtravelclub.com and www.access-able.com.

Rehabilitative Medicine airs on Mondays at 6 am ET , and rebroadcasts Mondays at 2 pm, Tuesdays at 4 am and Sundays at 9 pm ET. The rehabilitation doctor makes house calls — on your radio. From cardiac and pulmonary rehab to the special needs of women in physical therapy, joint pains and arthritis, tune in to Dr. Jonathan Whiteson to get the inside scoop on feeling better fast.

To hear Jack’s interview, please visit Critical Mention.