WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quantum Rehab, a world-class manufacturer of complex rehab power wheelchairs, is privileged to further its support of The ALS Association as a premier-level national partner and serve individuals affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their families.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival.
"Quantum has been and continues to be a robust partner to our chapters in communities across the U.S. and well as the national organization," said ALS Association President and CEO Barbara Newhouse. "Serving the mobility needs of those living with ALS, Quantum demonstrates their support for The Association and the ALS community."
As a premier-level national partner, Quantum supports important ALS Association events, including the Walk to Defeat ALS®, which raises funds from events across the nation to support The Association's mission priorities. The ALS Association Chapters will have the opportunity to collaborate with Quantum's national network for Walks and other events.
"It's truly our honor to support The ALS Association and the amazing work it accomplishes through its local chapters across the country," said Megan Kutch, M.S., OTR, Director of Quantum Rehab. "Our missions toward serving those living with ALS align, and we whole-heartedly support the quality-of-life programs and the research directed and funded by The ALS Association."
The month of May is both ALS Awareness Month and National Mobility Awareness Month. As an official sponsor of ALS Awareness Month and The Association, Quantum Rehab encourage the ALS community and concerned people across the nation to join together to elevate public consciousness about issues relating to the fight against ALS.
About Quantum Rehab
Quantum Rehab® is a premier global innovator of consumer-inspired complex rehab products, including the Q6 Edge® 2.0 and Quantum Series of power bases, iLevel™ seat elevation technology, TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems, Q-Logic 2 Drive Control System, Synergy® Cushions and Backs, and Stealth® Products positioning components. Please visit www.QuantumRehab.com.
About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.alsa.org.
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SOURCE The ALS Association