Mark Lore, President Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corp. Nominated for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hall of Fame Benefactor Award
October 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News[Londonderry, NH] – Mark Lore, President of Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corp., America’s largest provider of modified vehicles for people with disabilities, has been nominated for induction into the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hall of Fame. Formed by the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) in 2005, the SCI Hall of Fame was created to celebrate and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to quality of life and advancements toward a better future for all individuals with spinal cord injuries.
“Being nominated in this category is truly an honor and signifies the potential of our company, not only as seen by ourselves but also by our industry”, comments Mark Lore, CEO Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corp. “This nomination is a team effort and we are proud to be such a viable contributor to the spinal cord injury community” said Mr. Lore. “Being able to help people with disabilities and families lead productive lives within their community is what Ride-Away is all about and this nomination is part of Ride-Away’s continued approach to community involvement that encompasses donations, sponsorships, employee volunteerism and scholarships.”
Other nominees in this category include such prestigious names as: Medtronic Foundation, Mississippi Paralysis Association, Mike Utley and the Craig H. Neilson Foundation.
The 2006 SCI Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the second annual SCI Hall of Fame™ induction ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the evening of October 30th. Candidates have been nominated in 14 categories and been vetted and confirmed by the Hall of Fame committee.
Last year’s first-ever SCI Hall of Fame gala event honored 10 individuals who had made significant contributions to the quality of life and advancements toward a better future for all individuals with spinal cord injury. Those 10 inaugural inductees, and their categories, were: Christopher Reeve, Benefactor; Teddy Pendergrass (PA), Entertainment; Marilyn Hamilton (CA), Entrepreneur; Senator Tom Harkin (IA), Legislative; Barry Corbet, Disability Awareness/Activism; John Hockenberry (NY), Media; Randy Snow (TX), Sports; Rory Cooper (PA), Assistive Technology; Duane French (WA), Corporate/Government Executive, and Wise Young (NJ), Research.
The mission of The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) is to enable people with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) to achieve their highest level of independence, health, and personal fulfillment by providing resources, services, and peer support. NSCIA actively advocates for best practices and public policies that proactively affect people with SCI/D, their families and service providers. The Association conducts public policy initiatives through its local chapters and at the national level and actively collaborates with other national organizations on issues of mutual concern.
Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corporation is America's largest provider of modified vehicles and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities. Ride-Away products are used by individuals with minor to profound disabilities requiring additional assistance while traveling and range from hand controls and lifts to raised door and lowered floor vehicle modifications. Founded in 1986, Ride-Away is committed to offering a broad selection of specialized vehicles and services to meet the needs of every customer