The Mobility Shop is proudly supporting the McGrath Foundation by releasing an electric mobility scooter with a complete ‘McGrath Pink’ paint job, to raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast awareness in young Australian women.
The ‘Metro Four’- available from March 2011- is a medium sized pedestrian scooter that is designed to be taken out on the street or inside a shopping centre. The machine itself is produced by Pride Mobility, one of the leading manufacturers of disability scooters, and boasts both reliability and performance all in a pink package. Ten percent of the RRP (approximately $299) of each unit sold will be donated to the McGrath Foundation.
“When we first sat down to draft up the scooter concept we all understood it would have to feature a pink paintjob. Everyone on the design team was a little nervous regarding the choice,” says the Manager of Mobility Shop, Ryan Besso. “It stands out, that’s for sure, but that is exactly the point: we want people to see a bright pink scooter and say, ‘oh, that’s the machine that supports the McGrath Foundation.”
“Australia in general is a generous country- whether it be a crisis or a campaign there are people out there who stand to support the cause- we are hoping that this scooter not only provides direct assistance to the McGrath Foundation, but also acts as a ‘donation-beacon’ and encourages those who see it to give to this cause,” says Ryan.
McGrath Foundation spokesperson and board member, Tracy Bevan, is excited to see the pink Metro Four hit the streets.“We’re always looking for innovative ways to raise awareness for the McGrath Foundation and help spread our message of breast awareness,” said Tracy.
“The sale of the pink scooters and our Corporate Friendship with Mobility Options will help us to continue supporting Australian families experiencing breast cancer, while also brightening up the streets of Australia with a touch of hot pink”.
Australia will begin to see pink scooters roaming the streets in early 2011. If you would like more information on the Metro Four- or electric mobility scooters in general- contact Mobility Shop on 1300 133 505 \ firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mobilityshop.com.au.
About the McGrath Foundation:
The McGrath Foundation was co-founded by Jane and Glenn McGrath after Jane’s initial recovery from breast cancer. The McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, as well as increasing breast awareness in young Australian women. For more information on how you can help make a difference, please visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au