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​UPMC Mercy Hosts Wheelchair Wash and Tune-Up Event

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7/9/2018

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WHAT: UPMC Mercy is hosting its 7th annual Wheelchair Wash and Tune-Up event. 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.
 
WHY: Wheelchair maintenance is important to ensure the safety of wheelchair users. Event attendees can participate in a free wheelchair-skills clinic obstacle course and visit a special display of the Tankchair®, a motorized chair designed for navigating the outdoors. The AbleGamers charity also will be displaying the work they do to provide custom gaming setups for people with disabilities.
 
WHO:
• Gold medal-winning Paralympian and wheelchair rugby player Mark Zupan.
• UPMC Rehabilitation Institute volunteers and staff.
 
WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, June 9
 
WHERE: UPMC Mercy, Clark Auditorium, 1400 Locust St., Pittsburgh, 15219
 
Note to media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Courtney Caprara at 412-592-8134 or CapraraCL@upmc.edu.