Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tucson, AZ – Quantum Rehab® and Pride Mobility Products® Corporation are teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the 2013 MDA Muscle Walk® season to raise awareness and funds for children and adults affected by neuromuscular disease.
Quantum Rehab, a Pride Mobility Products Corporation company, is an MDA Muscle Walk Presenting Partner and will help “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference®” in support of the campaign and the Association’s programs of research and health care services, including MDA summer camp, that benefit families across the country served by the Association.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Quantum Rehab by officially welcoming them into the MDA family as a Muscle Walk partner,” said Scarlett Marchman, MDA Vice President of Business Development. “Quantum Rehab empowers individuals to lead independent and active lives, in conjunction with MDA’s mission. Together, we aim to raise awareness and funds to provide treatments and cures to those affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases.”
MDA Muscle Walk is a series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, with events scheduled from January to April. MDA Muscle Walk is the largest event of its kind in the United States, with an estimated 50,000 people registered in more than 160 Walks nationwide for the 2013 campaign. Last year, MDA Muscle Walk raised more than $6.2 million, and more than $10 million has been raised since the campaign’s inception in 2011. To sign up for, or donate to, an MDA Muscle Walk in your area, please visit walk.mda.org.
“Quantum Rehab is pleased to partner with MDA for the 2013 Muscle Walk season,” said Jay Brislin, MSPT, Vice President of Quantum Rehab. “We have a close connection to families served by the Association, providing those with mobility needs with the proper equipment to help them live independent lives. We are exceptionally honored to take our support of those affected to a higher level by joining this inspirational campaign as a national partner and help promote neuromuscular disease awareness across the country.”
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
In addition to funding some 300 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters living with progressive muscle diseases.
About Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility
Quantum Rehab®, a Pride Mobility Products Corporation company, designs and manufactures high-end complex rehabilitation solutions such as power chairs and power positioning seating systems. Pride Mobility Products® Corporation is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of mobility products including Jazzy® Power Chairs, Pride® Scooters, Pride® Lifts and Ramps, and Pride® Lift Chairs. The company, headquartered in Exeter, Pa., also has operations in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.