Thank you to all of you who joined us in Huntington Beach for the 10th Annual Run for Mobility! We had a blast and loved seeing all the runners, volunteers and supporters out there having a good time too. We had 105 runners this year (including one staff member that braved the half marathon!) and they helped … Continue reading Team Mobility: Run for Mobility 2015
Throughout the Holidays, we love to recognize some of our most dedicated supporters: Our Ambassadors. Ambassadors work tirelessly to spread awareness and embody the voice of those still without a wheelchair. Today we want to recognize an family of FWM ambassadors from Wheeling, West Virginia. _ Since 2008, Ambassadors Chuck, Suzy, Eli, and Luke Miller … Continue reading Ambassador Highlight: Sixth Annual Run Walk Roll
This last weekend was the Long Beach Marathon and Team Mobility was as busy as ever making their miles matter. In all there were 23 people running and 24 volunteers for Free Wheelchair Mission and their combined efforts, doubled because our Matching Gift campaign is running until October 31st, lifted 141 people into a wheelchair … Continue reading Race Recap: Long Beach Marathon Lifts 141 People to Mobility
All of us here at Free Wheelchair Mission love our mission and love being a part of it. Many of us also volunteer outside of FWM--Ariel Rigney has a passion for wheelchair and amputee athletics and the Tiffany Rider, Senior Writer for the Long Beach Business Journal, did a great write-up on Ariel and her … Continue reading FWM Staffer Ariel Rigney Featured in Long Beach Business Journal!
Attention all SoCal running enthusiasts: we need you for the Long Beach Marathon on October 7! We have 5 half or full marathon spots left (discounted reg. price of $70) and 2 bike tour or 5K spots left (discounted reg. price of $35). It's a great deal to support a great cause--please contact arigney[at]freewheelchairmission[dot]org for … Continue reading We Want YOU: to Run with Us!
Last week Don and Angela, a couple of our FWM staff, were up in Chicago to meet with some of our outstanding corporate ambassadors, United Stationers. While they were there United Stationers became a member of Team Mobility--anyone who participates in an athletic event for Free Wheelchair Mission--and held a walkathon: 6,394 steps to help … Continue reading Ambassador Highlight: United Stationers, United for Mobility!
Today we want to highlight one of our most long-standing (and outstanding) ambassadors for mobility: Lucy Cordova. Lucy has been running to support FWM for years now--and has gotten her students in on the action too! The Willmore Thunderbirds are a group of 5th and 6th grade students of Lucy’s that run with her as … Continue reading Ambassador Highlight: Running, Responsibility, and Mobility! (And Smencils!)