The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) will give a new wheelchair accessible vehicle to three “Local Heroes” in a contest that will run through May 13, 2012. Three winners will each own a new 2012 wheelchair van as part of May Mobility Awareness Month. Van Products encourages people of all ages and abilities to enter the contest…you can either enter yourself or a friend or family member who might benefit from owning a new wheelchair van.
May has been declared the first National Mobility Awareness Month, and Van Products is pleased to help raise awareness about how important it is for individuals to regain or preserve their mobility to the greatest extent possible.
Entries are being accepted through May 13, 2012. You may submit either a picture and written story or a video of how you are dealing with mobility issues. Your story will be voted on by participants and the three most inspiring stories will be the winners of the vans. Participants should encourage their friends and family to vote for their entry at the site.
To get a 5 vote head start…contact Van Products or call 800-209-6133 and just ask for your “Local Heroes” code. Use that code when you enter the contest and you will automatically receive 5 extra votes.
In May, the three people with the most votes will be awarded their new wheelchair accessible vehicles by NMEDA on a national TV show such as “Good Morning America” or “Ellen.” Van conversion companies like Braun Corporation and Bruno Independent Living Aids are providing lowered floor conversions and specialized equipment for the contest.