The ALS Association:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2018) — Numotion, a leading provider of power wheelchairs and other complex rehab technology, recently reached an important milestone of more than $1 million in contributions to The ALS Association. The ALS Association Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter celebrated the milestone at the Portland Walk to Defeat ALS on September 23.
During the Walk’s opening ceremony, Justin Richardson, executive director of the Numotion Foundation, said, “We chose to celebrate this milestone in Portland today, in large part, due to the strength of our local relationships [….] Our team members here today walk on behalf of nearly 2,500 Numotion employees in more than 150 locations, many of whom are participating in or have recently participated in events much like this in their own communities nationwide,” he added. “Most importantly, today we walk and roll in honor and support of each of you. [….] Thank you for the opportunity to stand beside you as partners in the fight to defeat ALS.”
Numotion has partnered with the Association since 2013 to help raise dollars and awareness toward the fight against ALS. The company has contributed over $1 million to advance the Association’s mission through cash sponsorships to support national programs, chapter support and sponsorships, and in-kind donations of power chairs and other equipment to the Association’s loan closet programs throughout the country.
In addition, many Numotion employees participate in fundraising efforts for Walk to Defeat ALS events. So far this year, over 145 Numotion volunteers have raised an additional $10,000 beyond their national and local commitments.
“We’re so grateful for Numotion’s continued support and commitment to our vision of creating a world without ALS, said Calaneet Balas, president and CEO of The ALS Association. “Amazing partners like Numotion help us keep the momentum going as we serve and empower people living with the disease and their families, while funding global research toward effective treatments and a cure.”
“We’re extremely proud to have reached the $1 million milestone with The ALS Association,” said Mike Swinford, CEO of Numotion. “Our partnership with them lets us actively participate in the fight against ALS by raising awareness and providing funds for technology, research, and adaptive mobility equipment.”
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population.
About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.alsa.org.
Numotion is the nation’s leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), improving the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to actively participate in everyday life. CRT is medically necessary, individually configured mobility products and services, including manual and power wheelchairs, designed to meet the unique medical and functional needs of individuals with significant disabilities and medical conditions to provide them with greater independence. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Numotion has more than 140 locations across the country and serves more than 250,000 people. For more information, visit www.numotion.com.