Torrance, CA (September 13, 2016) –   Convaid and R82 dusted of their bowling shoes for the 1st Annual Kiwanis Club of Torrance Foundation Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser held on September 12, 2016.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.  Convaid and R82 president Chris Braun is a strong supporter of the Kiwanis Club.

Approximately 8,000 Kiwanis clubs in 96 countries help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. Their membership of more than 260,000 adult members and 320,000 youths, help develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and contribute to many other community endeavors.  Kiwanis Clubs sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects and have raised more than $107 million globally.

Convaid and R82 are committed to supporting efforts of local organizations such as Kiwanis Club of Torrance, Pediatric Therapy Network, United Cerebral Palsy, Cure SMA, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Retts Organization and several other organizations serving children and youth.

The Convaid and R82 brands offer pediatric products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchene 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, 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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