Tampa, Florida. (February 26, 2014) – The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Associations (NMEDA) kicks off its National Mobility Awareness Month campaign today, and marks the third year for what has now become a successful annual contest in which three deserving “Local Heroes” will be awarded a wheelchair accessible vehicle tailored to meet their needs through an online contest (visit the Mobility Awareness Month Website).

The awareness movement and campaign designed to educate seniors, veterans, caregivers and people with disabilities about wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options that enable them to live an active and mobile life, touched the lives of more than 4.4 million people across the United States and Canada through the Local Heroes Contest last year.  Major Sponsors providing the vehicles for the 2014 contest are Chrysler and Toyota.  Toyota Motor Sales, USA will be providing two Sienna’s this year to be customized by NMEDA Members BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International (VMI).  Chrysler Group, LLC is providing a Dodge Caravan for Conversion.

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