Wheel:Life Offers Book of Fund-Raising Ideas
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Jan 17, 2014
If you're a complex rehab technology provider, a clinician, a mobility dealer, a DME supplier or an equipment manufacturer, you've probably heard the question from more than one consumer: "What can I do if my insurance company won't buy me a new wheelchair? If I need an accessible vehicle, but can't afford one? If my child needs a stroller with positioning accessories?"
When traditional funding sources can't or won't help, consumers and their families might think about trying to raise the money themselves. But where and how should they start?
A new resource from Wheel:Life can provide ideas and advice to help consumers looking to create successful fund-raising projects.
The book is called 10 Fundraiser Ideas to Help People with Disabilities, and it features case studies of real-life successful fund-raising projects.
Among the contributors to the book are Paralympian Bert Burns, founder of UroMed, who discusses how he raised funds to start his wheelchair racing career, and Leslie Ostrander, who raised money to fund additional rehab services.
"Within the book, readers will discover brainstorming ideas for different types of fundraiser events to benefit an individual with a disability who needs financial assistance for medical equipment, physical rehabilitation, adaptive sports equipment or daily medical needs," says Lisa Wells, the book's author and the director of Wheel:Life.
The book can be purchased as a Kindle download for $1.99, but people with disabilities can also request a free copy of the book by clicking HERE.
Wheel:Life publications are sponsored by the organization's sponsors, including At Home Medical, Medtrade, Sports 'N Spokes, Hollister Inc., Cure Medical and Invacare Corp.
Wheel:Life describes itself as a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.