The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) announced Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the MV-1, is joining the 2014 National Mobility Awareness Month Campaign as a Local Heroes Contest Vehicle sponsor.
The 2014 National Mobility Awareness Month Campaign (NMAM) marks the third year for what has now become a successful annual contest in which now four deserving "Local Heroes" will be awarded a wheelchair accessible vehicle tailored to meet their needs through an online contest.
"We are proud to be a part of the 2014 Local Heroes Contest. We believe in the mission of the National Mobility Awareness Campaign to educate seniors, caregivers and people with disabilities about wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options," said John Walsh, VP, sales and marketing, at Mobility Ventures. "MV-1 is the perfect vehicle for this contest as it is universally designed, allowing people of all abilities equal access to a quality, safe and inclusive transportation option."
Caregivers, friends and family members are invited to submit entries — either written or videotaped stories — of how they are triumphing over their mobility challenges. Story submissions began in February with voting beginning March 11. Submission and votes will be accepted through May 9th. Winners for 2014 will be announced during National Mobility Awareness Month in May.
In 2013, 1,225 entries received 2.3 million votes from across the country that resulted in three deserving Local Heroes in Lexington, Ky.; Villa Park, Ill.; and Victoria, B.C., Canada being awarded fully customized wheelchair accessible vehicles.