Consumer groups set for Medtrade

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. – MK Battery, in cooperation with Medtrade, has released a final list of eight groups that will be participating in the Consumer Advocacy Pavilion at Medtrade.

The groups are: Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Sleep Apnea Association, COPD Foundation, ITEM Coalition, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Shepherd Center/Touch the Future, United Cerebral Palsy and UsersFirst.

“We are actively encouraging Medtrade exhibitors to sponsor the participation of these consumer groups and we ask attendees to donate to the Power for Funding 2012 program,” stated Kevin Gaffney, group show director for Medtrade, in a press release. “This initiative is aimed at uniting all stakeholders in the HME industry.”

MK Battery founded Power for Funding in 2010. Over the past two years, the initiative has raised nearly $150,000 for NCART, NRRTS and AAHomecare. To kick-start this year’s fundraising campaign, MK Battery is contributing $50,000, most of which will be donated equally to the participating consumer groups.

Medtrade takes place Oct. 16-18 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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