Do-gooders: Med-Care, Ottobock, Convaid

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies has donated $100,000 to support Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Med-Care has also signed on to raise additional funds through vendors and partners, and to participate in the Best Buddies jobs program in Palm Beach...Ottobock Healthcare will provide technical service for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, it announced Sept. 8. The manufacturer has played this role for 13 games. As the Official Prosthetic, Orthotic and Wheelchair Technical Services Provider, Ottobock, which has offices in Brazil, will provide a team of prosthetists, orthotists, wheelchair technicians and welders from across the region and from its network worldwide…Torrance, Calif.-based Convaid recently donated a Cruiser wheelchair to Environmental Travelling Companions (ETC), a national pioneer in the field of accessible outdoor adventures for people with disabilities. The ETC will use the Cruiser at its camp location at the South Fork of the American River to assist people with disabilities to and from the river’s edge for an adaptive whitewater rafting program.