Permobil, the world’s leading manufacturer of power wheelchairs, has joined forces with The ALS Association as a Premiere-Level Partner to offer support and enhance the quality of life for people impacted by Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
“Our ongoing support of The ALS Association is unfaltering, as is their fight to find a cure for this devastating disease,” said Larry Jackson, President of Permobil, Inc. “We encourage others to get involved in this great cause as well and to participate in a Walk in their local area.”
“It is through the support of Permobil that The ALS Association helps to empower people living with ALS,” said Jane H. Gilbert, President & CEO of The Association. “We look forward to strengthening this partnership on a chapter and national level.”
Through this partnership, Permobil will support The Association on multiple levels, including its Care Services program through the donation of seat elevators. These elevators enable people with ALS to live more independent lives, reaching countertops and shelves. Seat elevators also provide assistance with transfers for those with the disease and/or their caregivers. Permobil will also help support the National ALS/MND Nursing Symposium, which The Association participates in each year as well as The Association’s Caregiver e-card Campaign during National Family Caregivers Month in November. Lastly, Permobil will sponsor The Association’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Walk to Defeat ALS®. Since 2006, Permobil has been a National Walk partner.
“This year we will focus our sponsorship efforts more directly to local chapters at the same time working with corporate offices for sponsorship of national events,” said Barry Steelman, Marketing Manager at Permobil.