May is National Mobility Awareness Month Plus Enter Someone You Know With Mobility Challenges to Win a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you know someone faced with mobility challenges?  Why not nominate them as a Local Hero?  If they win they could receive a wheelchair accessible vehicle! 

May is recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month. The purpose of this declaration is to bring attention to and show the world that people with disabilities can live an active, mobile lifestyle. Backed by a recognized national spokesperson, Mike Savicki, they are asking people to submit their stories to be showcased by national and local media. Through online communities, NMEDA’s Facebook page, blog and website, they will share stories from Local Heroes, people who are dealing with or overcoming their mobility challenges. Local Heroes, friends and family members should encourage people to vote for their story on www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com to win one of the custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV). The favorite stories will be chosen and the winners will be awarded the WAV on a popular national television. A minimum of three custom WAV’s will be given away.

The goal of National Mobility Awareness Month is to educate the public on the following:
Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility issues.
6 Million of them are veterans.
People with disabilities constitute the 2nd largest minority in the United States.
There are mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, certified driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals in their communities dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Local Heroes
A Local Hero can be defined as anyone in your community – whether a caregiver, veteran or person with disabilities, who is dealing with or overcoming mobility challenges.

National Mobility Awareness Month is sponsored by NMEDA – The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association and the following partners:
BraunAbility
Bruno Independent Living Aids
VMI/Vantage Mobility International
Toyota
Chrysler
SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, AZ

National Spokesperson – Mike Savicki. Mike is a 44-year old, C6, 7 quadriplegic, who is a veteran, athlete, advocate and entrepreneur. His personal website is www.mikesavicki.com and he just recently purchased a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle from a NMEDA dealer.

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