ePrivacy and GPDR Cookie Consent by Cookie Consent
Two people racing to the finish line in Move for mobility branded T shirts

29th April 2024

Invacare Partners with Free Wheelchair Mission to Move for Mobility in May.

The global fundraising initiative will provide wheelchairs to those in under-resourced countries worldwide.

Invacare, a leading designer and manufacturer of mobility solutions, announced the launch of Move for Mobility, a global fundraising initiative in collaboration with its partner, Free Wheelchair Mission, located in Irvine, California, USA. The Invacare fundraiser will take place this May, across twenty participating countries. 

During next month’s Move for Mobility initiative, hundreds of Invacare employees around the world will participate in a collective effort to support Free Wheelchair Mission’s work in providing life-changing wheelchairs to people living in remote communities with no access to mobility equipment. Invacare employees will take part by being active from walking, rolling, running, or taking up a physical team challenge, all to raise awareness and funds for this great cause. 

As one of the world’s largest designers and manufacturers of wheelchairs, Invacare’s purpose of Making Life’s Experiences Possible™ continues to be a focus for all global employees. For over five years, Invacare has shared its technical skills and expertise to help with the research, design, and production of cost-effective wheelchairs for Free Wheelchair Mission. Together, in 2024, they will deepen their partnership by helping to raise funds for even more wheelchairs. 

With an estimated 80 million people in the world in need of a wheelchair, Move for Mobility aims to make a real impact by raising funds to provide wheelchairs to many people with no access to equipment or even healthcare. 

“By combining our joint resources and expertise, with our global partner Free Wheelchair Mission, we aim to raise awareness and help transform lives around the world. We look forward to taking part. I am personally very proud that hundreds of our employees have signed up to get active and support this cause,” 

Geoff Purtill — President & CEO at Invacare.

For every $96 raised, a new wheelchair will be donated, enabling people in remote communities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. 

 “We are grateful and proud of the strong partnership we’ve developed with Invacare over the past few years and are excited to see their teams moving in May to help us raise funds and awareness to provide wheelchairs to those who are waiting for them. Together, we are excited to work toward a long-term goal to get wheelchairs to communities with no access to mobility solutions.”

Nuka Solomon — CEO of Free Wheelchair Mission

For more information and to make a donation directly to Free Wheelchair Mission in support of the Invacare Move for Mobility, visit www.invacaremoves.org.