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USS Arizona Survivors Visit Washington DC

Lauren Bruner, Ken Potts and Donald Stratton are three of the five remaining survivors of the USS Arizona. During a recent visit to Washington DC they attended a formal wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The men were honored with a certificate and a coin from the Old Guard Third Infantry Regiment, who guard the tomb.

The survivors were also able to visit the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials. They spent time at the Pentagon and met with President Trump in the Oval Office.

More importantly, they came to Washington DC to lobby for the Navy Cross to be posthumously awarded to Joe George, the man responsible for saving both Bruner and Stratton, when the USS Arizona was attacked.

MobilityWorks was very happy to donate the use of 3 wheelchair vans to these amazing men and their families, so that they could travel easily around the city.  

The USS Arizona

The USS Arizona was attacked in Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. The USS Arizona remains where she sank in Pearl Harbor, as a Memorial to the lives lost that day. For more information please visit:   http://www.ussarizona.org/

Photos courtesy http://www.ussarizona.org

MobilityWorks Cycle Team Sets Goal of Raising $25k for Buckeye MS Ride

Team 1* is shown here in 2016 getting ready for the Brunswick Breakaway Challenge.

The MobilityWorks 1* cycle team will be participating in the Buckeye Break Away Challenge for the 12th year.  Though small, they are a powerful force in their quest to beat MS, finishing as a top 10 fundraising team each year they have participated.  Collectively, the team has raised over $200,000.   For this year’s MS Society ride, they’ve set a lofty goal of raising $25,000 and could use your help.  Consider joining them with donation for their ride. Good luck Team 1*!

Donate to the MS Society Team 1* page here.

About Bike MS

 
If you like including some rolling hills on your ride, Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway is the ride for you! The ride starts in Brunswick with riders traveling 30, 62, 75, or 100 scenic country miles. Riders continuing on the two day rider will overnight at Ashland University where they will be provided dinner, activities, and an overnight party with live music in Team Village. Riders finish back in Brunswick on Sunday after a 75 mile ride.
 

Ride Details:

Date(s): August 5-6, 2017
Start/Finish Location: Brunswick High School
Fundraising Minimum: $300
Age Minimum: 12

Get More Buckeye Breakaway Information Here.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The 37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games is right around the corner. The games are being held in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 17th to July 22nd, 2017. Local Cincinnati venues where most of the events are being held include: Duke Energy Convention Center; Stargel Stadium; Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association; and the Powel Crosley Jr YMCA. There are 19 different sports to watch and attendance is free.

The games will also feature a Kids Day on the 19th for children with disabilities in the Cincinnati area.

Co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), athletes from all over the United States will be participating in the games. Any veteran with a spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, amputations and other neurological injuries that uses a wheelchair for sport, and is eligible for care through the VA, can participate!

While in town enjoying the games, stop at the Recreation & Fitness Expo located at the Duke Energy Center, Booth #129 on Monday, July 17th. We will have an exhibit, and look forward to seeing you.

To learn more about the NVWG and how to volunteer click here.

See Us at The 2017 Chicago Abilities Expo

Photo courtesy of Abilities Expo.
Discover how service dogs are meeting the needs of people with many different disabilities. Photo courtesy of Abilities Expo.

MobilityWorks will be exhibiting at the 2017 Chicago Abilities Expo Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

Exhibit hours are from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday and Saturday, and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome to the event!

The Chicago Abilities Expo will feature the latest technology, informative workshops, demonstrations and more. Families, caregivers, professionals and seniors will enjoy the wide range of products and services for the disability community. The expo offers three days of resources and opportunities that you may not even know exist.

Here are several expo highlights you don’t want to miss:

  • Try a variety of adaptive sports
  • Transform your face at the face painters
  • Learn how to work with assistance dogs
  • Assistive Technology Showcase
  • Break out your dancing wheels
  • Find out how horses can help people with disabilities
  • Meet the region’s artists with disabilities and shop their unforgettable artistry.

The MobilityWorks team will be at Booth 715 to answer any of your questions about adaptive equipment, accessible vehicles, lifts, hand controls and more.

While you’re at the expo take advantage of an additional $1,000 off green tagged vehicles during our Green Tag Sales Event.

You can pre-register for the expo but it is not required.  Register Here

For more information about the Chicago Abilities Expo, Click Here

MobilityWorks to Host Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions for Allied Health Care Practitioners

Presented by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)

MobilityWorks is proud to announce they will be hosting a national educational event for health professionals at their new Niles, IL location on September 25, 2017. Presented by NMEDA, the event is being co-sponsored by MobilityWorks, VMI and Sure Grip Hand Controls.

This introductory continuing education course contains a range of topics pertaining to personal automotive mobility solutions. It will assist the allied health care practitioner in understanding and advocating for individuals seeking automotive vehicle modification solutions, while also teaching practitioners about the unique pro­cess involved in evaluating, selecting and purchasing appropriate automotive options.

AKTA, AOTA, and ADED members can obtain 7 contact hours by attending.  Cost is free, but seating limited.

REGISTER for FREE here.

For course outline, instructor credentials and other information visit: http://www.nmeda-camshp.org/

Course Date: September 25, 2017

Course Location:
MobilityWorks
9207 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714

Visit our new Niles, Illinois location.

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