This is where the staff of the Reeve Foundation is sharing up-to-the-minute information and putting some context around the news affecting the spinal cord injury and paralysis community. Not to mention insight into what's going on here at the Foundation.
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Category: Contests Category
I remember very well when I called last year's 2012 Best Mom on Wheels winner, Edna Escher-Gaston, to tell her she won... she was so thrilled, excited, and overwhelmed that her immediate reaction was tears. You can read all about Edna here.
This year, we're at it again, our nominations for the 2013 Best Mom on Wheels are open from now until May 14th.Read More
Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has identified talented musicians who have a disability. The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career.
These people need your votes! For a few weeks now we have been asking community members to tell us how winning a power wheelchair from the contest’s sponsor, Tilt-A-Rack, will improve their quality of life. We have received so many great entries, truly everyone deserves to win. But it is not up to us to determine the winner, it is up to you and your votes!
If you are currently a full-time college student who uses a wheelchair, this is one scholarship you are going to want to apply for! Check out this email I received from AmeriGlide:
We’re looking for a full time college student who uses a mobility aid such as a power or manual wheelchair, or a mobility scooter. Our goal with this scholarship is to contribute their education (and through it their future) by offsetting the cost of books and tuition. The scholarship is for $2500 and an ADA compliant AmeriGlide Pool Lift for the college or university the student is attending, which will allow them to comply with new ADA standards.Read More
Our friends at Deep River Snacks
(who print the Reeve Foundation logo and story on every bag of their tangy, addictive salt & vinegar potato chips) are holding a photo contest, and they’d like Reeve community members to participate!
If you or a friend is a photographer—whether you use a high-end manual focus camera or your iPhone and Instagram app—consider entering the “Enjoy Life Naturally” Photo Contest, which runs from September 1 through October 31.Read More
This is the third annual Best Dad on Wheels contest, and the votes are pouring in more rapidly than ever before. These dads have tons of support behind them from family and friends alike. As Father's Day approaches, we all look to make the dads in our lives feel loved, so consider spreading some of that love to these really awesome dads on wheels.Read More
That is the one word I would use to describe each of the amazing dads nominated in our 2012 Best Dad on Wheels contest. I am truly amazed at how different each dad is. Sure they are special to their families because they are, well, dad. What I think is most awesome, is the verse of different nominators. Read More
Do you know a generous, selfless, and truly caring caregiver? Consider nominating them for the Shire BRAVE Awards
. From now through June 17th, Shire is looking for the best caregivers in the WORLD! You can honor any non-healthcare professional who provides a specific and dedicated level of care to an individual(s) and who is not compensated in any direct way because of his or her role as a caregiver.Read More
Reeve Foundation friend Toby Forrest
and his band, Cityzen, need your help!
Cityzen mesmerizes their audiences like a high energy musical roller coaster. The band is fronted by a singer in a wheelchair and backed by unique musicians drawing from genres rooted in progressive rock, funk, classical, hip-hop, and jazz. Recently, Cityzen won Hard Rock Rising's local battle and now represent Los Angeles in the global finals. Over 12,000 Bands Submitted and only 86 made it this far. Now, they need your help to get to London and open for Bruce Springsteen.
If you would like to vote, just click the link below and "Like" Hard Rock, then click the yellow "VOTE" button next to CITYZEN. Plus you can download their original song "After Dark" for FREE! Please invite your friends, family an colleagues to do this as well, the voting is global. Thanks for your support!
CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
(Voting ends at 11:59pm EST on April 24th)
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These days blue spaces are few and far between. Too often, someone lacks the respect for accessible van parking spaces and those needing that convenience are denied their right to accessibility. To raise awareness on the issue, BraunAbility has launched a nationwide campaign encouraging consumers to respect blue spaces.
In honor of its 40th anniversary, BraunAbility has launched a Facebook contest, where users are invited to post their ideas for a catchy bumper sticker slogan, designed to make someone think twice before parking in a spot reserved for a wheelchair accessible vehicle.Read More
This is coming to us from our friends at shopautoweek.com:
International, a manufacturer and distributor of wheelchair-accessible conversion vans, is producing 25 special-edition wheelchair-adapted 2012 Honda Odyssey
vans to mark the company's 25th anniversary.
VMI’s 25th-anniversary, limited-edition Honda Odyssey features a Northstar lowered-floor handicap vehicle conversion plus a custom grille with chrome trim, 20-inch chrome wheels with performance tires and driver’s- and passenger-side step flares. Inside, a two-tone tan and gray leather interior with 25th-anniversary badging greets passengers.Read More
The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), a collaborative of leading disability and business organizations funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), announced the prizes that will be awarded to winners of its nationwide “What can YOU do?” Video Contest
announced last month. First place winners in each of the competition’s three categories (General Public, Youth, and Employer) will receive an *Apple® iPad®, and cash awards will go to second place winners in the General Public and Youth categories. The CDE is grateful to the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN
®), a founding partner of the CDE, for donating the cash prizes and for featuring the winning Employer video at its upcoming 15th Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL, October 1-4, 2012. Read More
Artists and writers living with spinal cord injuries, this is for you!
Long time Quality of Life grantee, Vermont Studio Center, has announced four four Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Fellowships for month-long studio residencies for artists and writers with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).Read More
The buzz around the office right now is that we are just nine days away from our annual gala, A Magical Evening. And in case you haven't seen it yet, in conjunction with the event this year we are having A Magical Auction. The auction includes unique experiences, exceptional merchandise, exclusive VIP access, and celebrity, sports, and cultural experiences. Read More