Bussani Mobility Joins NMEDA in 5th Annual National Mobility Awareness Month Campaign – Three Wheelchair Accessible Vans to Be Given Away, Contest Starts Today

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Bussani Mobility Team joins the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) to kick off the fifth annual National Mobility Awareness Month, which includes educating people with disabilities about wheelchair accessible vehicles as well as awarding three wheelchair accessible vans through an online contest.

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"Transportation is the key to freedom for many people with disabilities. It is their independence." - Daniel J. Bussani, Bussani Mobility

Bussani Mobility Team joins the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) to kick off the fifth annual National Mobility Awareness Month. Celebrated throughout the United States and Canada, the awareness month was created to educate seniors, veterans, caregivers and people with disabilities about the many wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options available for living an active and mobile lifestyle.

“People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the country,” said Daniel J. Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “Transportation is the key to freedom for many of these people. Programs like National Mobility Awareness Month help them understand how they can be independent. That’s what we do every day at Bussani Mobility, and many of our customers have become lifelong friends.”

In celebration of National Mobility Awareness Month, NMEDA has created an online contest that will award three lucky winners with wheelchair accessible vehicles tailored to meet their specific needs. Sponsors Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Valley Honda Dealers, BraunAbility, VMI, and ElDorado Mobility have rallied together to provide the vehicles and conversions, which will later be customized to the winners by local mobility dealers.

Those eligible to win the wheelchair accessible vehicles are encouraged to submit either written or videotaped stories of how they are triumphing over their mobility issues through their academic and career ambitions, as well as their family and local community contributions. Caregivers, friends and family members are also welcome to submit entries. Stories will be accepted at MobilityAwarenessMonth.com April 12, 2016 until May 31, 2016. Voting begins on May 3 and closes on May 31.

“We’re delighted to continue this important movement for yet another year,” said Dave Hubbard, executive director and CEO of NMEDA. “In previous years, we welcomed more than 1,425 story entries, had over 4 million votes cast, created over 1.3 billion impressions and delivered wheelchair accessible vans to four amazing Local Heroes. We remain humbled by the response and look forward to creating life-changing experiences in the lives of this year’s winners.”

Bussani Mobility Team (http://www.bussanimobility.com) is a leading provider of automotive mobility products and services for people with disabilities. The company helps people with disabilities regain the freedom and independence to go where they want to go and do what they want to do. Established in 1974 with headquarters in Bethpage, NY (Nassau County) and with offices in Smithtown (Suffolk County), Mamaroneck (Westchester County) and Long Island City (Queens), Bussani Mobility Team is a market leader in the Tri-State (NY, NJ, CT) area. The company’s team of experts offers: a complete line of wheelchair vans and mobility equipment from top manufacturers available for purchase or rental, wheelchair accessible taxis, full-service automotive shop, 24-hour emergency service, special financing options, insurance services, educational opportunities, and in-store consultants who are dedicated to meeting their customers’ every need with a highly personal touch. For more information, consumers can call 516-938-5207.

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