Convaid Celebrates Commencement of 2016 Giving Season with Rodeo Wheelchair Giveaway

#Convaidgives thankfulness promotion to run from November 29-December 31, 2016

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Convaid is paying it forward this holiday season by donating a Convaid Rodeo pediatric wheelchair with a gratitude sharing contest that starts on Giving Tuesday, on November 29, 2016 and runs through the end of the year through its #Convaidgives promotion.

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Convaid community members are invited to complete the phrase "I am thankful for . . . " on Facebook and Twitter between November 29 and December 31, 2016, using the #Convaidgives hashtag.

Convaid will identify the winner based on the meaningfulness of the posting and the number of likes, shares, retweets, comments or other engagement it receives.  The winner will receive a brand new upgraded transit-ready Convaid Rodeo, with the choice of frame options (with seating or without seating) and improved positioning options.

Giving Tuesday, typically denoted as #GivingTuesday for purposes of social media hook engagement, is now celebrated on the first Tuesday after the Thanksgiving celebration held in the United States.  Giving Tuesday was ideated in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season.

 "Planned giving is ingrained in the Convaid culture. We continually seek ways to give back to our community and our Giving Tuesday initiative is in line with charitable endeavors with United Cerebral Palsy, Cure SMA, Rett Syndrome Organization, Muscular Dystrophy Association and others," said Marketing Director, Nanneke Dinklo.

The Rodeo was engineered to allow for weight and pressure shifts throughout the day to promote pressure management and increased seating tolerance for users with mild to moderate involvement.  The new frame option accepts aftermarket seating for children with more complex positioning requirements.  It is a popular pediatric tilt-in-space wheelchair that is best-in-class, convenient, lightweight, and folds compactly.

Rodeo features:

  • Two new frame options
  • Compatible with adaptive and aftermarket seating
  • Allows for up to 45 degrees of adjustable tilt
  • Individual or one-piece angle-adjustable footplates
  • Padded footbox
  • Customizable
  • 5 years growth capacity
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Comes in multiple colors

The Etac NA brands offer pediatric products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

About Etac | The Etac Group offers a wide range of solutions for children and adults ranging from manual wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer, bathing and toilet products. Sweden-based Etac markets their products under the Etac, Molift, Immedia, Star, R82 and Convaid brands. Etac operates sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 40 other markets around the world.

About R82 | Based in Denmark, R82 develops and produces innovative aids and appliances for special need children and young adults. These are tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive product development and clinical input. R82 prides itself on a high caliber of quality of service and customer engagement.

About Convaid | Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person's life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience. 

Together R82 and Convaid form the Etac Pediatric Group.


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Media Contact: Milena Rimassa, Convaid Products, Inc., 310-618-0111,

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