EvoXLabs Announces Scholarships for Newly Injured People with Spinal Cord Injuries
EvoXLabs was founded as a volunteer organization and till today operates as one. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, we've been lucky enough to raise just about enough funds to organize events like evoHaX in the past. However, things were a little bit different for The Accessible World Conference and evoHaX - two extremely successful events organized as part of the Philly Tech Week that we wrapped up this past weekend. But in a good way.
For the first time ever, we ended up with excess funds. Of course, a general rule of thumb is to save this money for next year's conference. But considering the amazing response we received, we're positive that we'll be able to run another successful fundraising campaign closer to the event. So, what happens to the excess funds?
The excess funds will go towards purchasing assistive technology equipment for newly injured people with spinal cord injuries at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. A distinguished team comprising of Magee's social workers, doctors, nurses and therapists will identify such individuals who can use assistive tech to improve their quality of lives but are unable to do so due to financial hardships. The scholarship will be awarded to three individuals.
We at EvoXLabs believe that this aligns perfectly with our mission, that is to bridge the gap between technology and people with disabilities. We are also happy to collaborate with our friends over at Magee, who work tirelessly in helping individuals regain independence after they suffer tragic injuries. EvoXLabs, just like Magee, believes in a way back.
Created: 3 May, 2016