Win A Main Mobility Van

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 6:38 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 6:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( Main Mobility ) Starting this year, the month of May is recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month. The purpose of this declaration is to bring attention to and show the world how people with disabilities can live an active, mobile lifestyle. Main Mobility, along with the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is proud to participate in this program. Supported by national spokesperson, Mike Savicki, and utilizing the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association network of members, the goal of National Mobility Awareness Month is to educate the public that:

•People with disabilities constitute the 2nd largest minority in the United States.•Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility issues.
•6 million of those are veterans.
•There are mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals in your community dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.
•Automotive mobility solutions are available for people with disabilities enabling them to enjoy active, mobile lifestyles
As part of this program, Main Mobility is wants to help a local person who has overcome the challenges, win one of a minimum of three brand new wheelchair accessible vans to be given away in a national contest. If you or someone you know fits this bill, please share your story in a short video or written essay. You can enter by visiting the National Mobility Awareness Month website by clicking here! Anyone can enter and win, whether you’re a caregiver or a person with a mobility issue, and after you’ve entered, we’ll even help you win by promoting you on Main Mobility’s website, Facebook page and Twitter accounts!

When voting for any of our local heroes, please be sure to use PROMO CODE 854. Each time you use the code, the person you're voting for will get an extra 5 votes! You can vote once per day, per IP address, so be sure to use your home computer, work computer and smartphone to stuff the ballot box!