FRESNO, Calif., 3/10/2020 — Sunrise Medical is excited to announce our new partnership with Team Gleason as we help them on their mission to empower people with ALS to continue living purposeful and productive lives. Sunrise Medical has committed to donating seat elevators to clients living with ALS that have submitted applications and been approved by the Team Gleason Foundation.
"We are very excited to begin working with Sunrise Medical. To put it simply, our work would not be possible without the support of our partners. This collaboration will allow our team to continue meeting the extraordinary needs of the ALS community by providing products that enhance greater independence and mobility." - Blair Casey, Team Gleason's Assistant Executive Director.
"Partnering with Team Gleason allows Sunrise Medical to expand our focus on Improving People's Lives. We are committed to providing innovative, high-quality mobility products to improve the independence of individuals who use power wheelchairs." - Pete Coburn, President of US Commercial Operations.
To fill out a request for a seat elevator grant, please go to www.teamgleason.org/need-assistance. Once submitted, someone from Team Gleason will reach out to follow up.
To learn more about Team Gleason, visit www.teamgleason.org.
About Sunrise Medical: A world leader in the development, design, manufacture, and distribution of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and both standard and customized seating and positioning systems, Sunrise Medical manufactures products in their own facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, China, Holland, and Poland. Sunrise Medical's key products, marketed under the QUICKIE®, Sopur, ZIPPIE®, Sterling, JAY®, WHITMYER®, and SWITCH-IT® proprietary brands, are sold through a network of homecare medical product dealers or distributors in more than 130 countries. The company is headquartered in Malsch, Germany, with North American headquarters in Fresno, Calif., and employs more than 2,200 associates worldwide.
About Team Gleason: The Team Gleason Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in New Orleans, LA. Team Gleason was founded by former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason after his diagnosis with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. Team Gleason aims to provide individuals with ALS with leading-edge technology, equipment, and services, to create a global conversation about ALS, and to raise public awareness towards ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.