BOSTON and CRANSTON, R.I., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MainStreet Monitoring Devices, Inc., an innovator of superior personal safety, telemedicine and wireless health solutions to advance the care and protection of children and seniors, today announces its marketing partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts on the eve of the 2010 Summer Games. MainStreet MD will donate a portion of its proceeds in support of more than 2200 Special Olympics athletes expected to compete in the Summer Games scheduled June 18-20, at Harvard University. MainStreet MD, whose personal tracking products provide family and professional caregivers of children and adults with intellectual disabilities enhanced freedom and security, is contributing 15 percent of its sales on an ongoing basis to Special Olympics Massachusetts.
"Special Olympics works to open the eyes of the world to what its volunteers and the families of children and adults with intellectual disabilities already know -- that all people possess dignity and have gifts," states Craig Baker, CEO and Founder of MainStreet MD. "The pure joy of participation and courage that Special Olympics athletes demonstrate on the field of competition resonate deeply with the mission and values of MainStreet MD."
In contrast to traditional personal location tracking and medical alert devices, MainStreet MD's products integrate human elements with Global Positioning System (GPS) and mobile wireless network technologies to empower family members and professionals caring for individuals with special needs to be actively involved in providing for their protection and safety. A number of Massachusetts Special Olympics athletes, their coaches and parents will be utilizing the MainStreet MD's CareTracker solution at the Summer Games.
"Special Olympics and MainStreet MD share the intrinsic and essential goal to improve the quality of life of children and adults with intellectual disabilities," states Joe Siegel, Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Development at Special Olympics Massachusetts. "We are gratified when a company or organization such as MainStreet MD so fully embraces our vision."
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly 3.1 million athletes in 228 Programs in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in places like China and from regions like the Middle East to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighborhood. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.
About MainStreet MD
MainStreet Monitoring Devices, Incorporated is an innovator of superior personal safety, telemedicine, and wireless health solutions to advance the care and protection of children and seniors, including individuals challenged with autism, Alzheimer's, and other developmental and sensory disorders. MainStreet MD's products, unlike traditional personal location and medical alert devices, integrate machine-to-machine technologies with human elements to provide professional and family caregivers with a proactive means to monitor the affected individual. MainStreet MD's products and services have been approved by leading specialized care, advocacy and educational organizations, including Country Villa Health Services, California's largest provider of skilled nursing healthcare centers, the Groden Network, and the Meeting Street School. For more information about MainStreet Monitoring Devices and its mission of Caring, Helping, Preventing, Protecting, please visit our website at www.mainstreetmd.net.
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