National Mobility Awareness Month And The Local Hero Contest – Help Someone You Know Win A New Accessible Vehicle


The photos above show the actual 2012 Honda Odyssey that will be given away in May to a Local Hero as well as yours truly on stage with NMEDA in Phoenix recently to announce National Mobility Awareness Month.

Dear Friends –

Here’s my request short and sweet. Do you know someone in your organization or network who needs, deserves or has earned the right to drive an accessible vehicle but might not be able to afford one? Could receiving a fully customized Toyota, Honda or Chrysler accessible mini-van change the life of someone you know? As part of the first ever National Mobility Awareness Month which kicks off this May, three Local Heroes will each be awarded a new vehicle from the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), the non-profit trade association of mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and assisting with driving independence using wheelchair accessible vehicles. It’s a brand new program and contest so I’m asking you to help spread the word about National Mobility Awareness Month and the Local Heroes Contest in your organization, get the website in front of a veteran, senior, family or individual with a disability you know who might be interested in entering or perhaps nominate someone you know and help improve a life.

It’s that simple.

Here are the details. It’s all at Mobility Awareness Month will be celebrated this May throughout the U.S. and Canada. The goal is to teach seniors, veterans and people with disabilities how to live an active and mobile lifestyle through the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment. From now until May 13th, online nominations are being accepted for the Local Heroes Contest. Entrants can either submit a short personal video or write a story that explains why they believe they should be awarded a vehicle. Then it’s up to friends, family members and everyone they know to vote for them to win. Nominations opened this weekend, voting begins April 1st and the contest ends May 13th. Winners will then be selected and awarded their vehicles in May. It’s happening fast. The vans have all been donated and they are waiting to be customized to the specific needs of their new owners. There’s no cost to enter and the chances of winning are fantastic.

So please visit, get someone you know entered to win a new vehicle, get the votes going, learn about awareness month and improve a life.

Thanks for your time and all my best to you,

Mike Savicki

National Spokesperson

National Mobility Awareness Month