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Wheelchair Users Encouraged to Attend Wash and Tune-Up Event at UPMC Mercy

WHAT: UPMC Mercy is hosting the 6th annual Wheelchair Wash and Tune-Up event.
WHY: Wheelchair maintenance is important to ensure the safety of wheelchair users. Volunteers from the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and local vendors will be onsite to wash and perform minor repairs, as well as evaluate potential problems with the wheelchairs. Attendees can participate in a free wheelchair skills clinic obstacle course. There will be a special display of the Tankchair® and the Segway Off Road®, wheelchairs with all-terrain wheels designed for outdoor activities.
WHO: UPMC Rehabilitation Institute volunteers and staff
WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 22
WHERE: UPMC Mercy, Clark Auditorium, 1400 Locust St, Pittsburgh, 15219
Those wishing to RSVP for this event should contact Marshall Tempest at or 412-232-9326, or Bryan McCormick at or 724-689-7737 by July 15.
Note to media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-864-4151 or

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