For the second consecutive year, SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has teamed up with UroMed’s nonprofit program Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI) to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer” in all 50 states. Beginning July 30th, the SPORTS ‘N SPOKES website and UroMed’s blog site will feature a state-by-state listing of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs, and other events.
View the program details at: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012
“As a quadriplegic, I understand the role that personal independence combined with community support plays in achieving a full, successful life after spinal-cord injury,” LASCI founder Bert Burns, a C6-7 quadriplegic, says. “The best part of this program is that we are encouraging people with SCI to get out and enjoy life while giving them a list of ways they can do so more easily. Having a place to start makes all the difference when moving beyond a life-changing injury.” From July 30 to August 17, 2012, the S’NS and LASCI Facebook groups will share links to each of the featured accessible programs, places, and events, spotlighting one state per day on each social media page. Viewers can post photos of related family vacations and weekend outings on the Facebook pages or in a photo gallery on the S’NS website. In addition to daily prizes, three winners from the related photo contest will receive the Get Out, Enjoy Life Prize Pack and the grand prizes listed below. The first place winner will receive a brand new Invacare Top End hand cycle courtesy of Invacare [http://www.topendwheelchair.com] and other prizes.
The second place winner will receive a Spinergy LX/SLX wheel and tire package courtesy of Eagle Sport Chairs [http://www.eaglesportschairs.com] and other prizes. The third place winner will receive a $200 gift certificate courtesy of At Home Medical supply company [http://www.athomemedical.com] and other prizes. Contest details and official rules viewable at: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/3692/photo_contest_rules Event sponsors include UroMed, Invacare Top End, Eagle Sport Chairs, At Home Medical, Hollister Incorporated, Cure Medical and many other supporters that will be recognized throughout the program.
Helpful Links SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sports-N-Spokes-Magazine/189400118928
Life After Spinal Cord Injury Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LASCIonline
About SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 50,000 subscribers in 43 countries worldwide. Our readers come from all walks of life, all having one thing in common: determination! SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the wheelchair sporting and recreation community. For more information, visit http://www.sportsnspokes.com
About Life After Spinal Cord Injury Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [http://www.uromed.com] one of the largest urological supply companies in the country. Join more than 9400 friends in our Facebook support community at: http://www.facebook.com/LASCIonline