#ISPOWER @ Rio 2016 Paralympics!
As you may know, the Paralympics 2016 will kick off on 7 September 2016, counting with the participation of 175 nations!
Unfortunately, we cannot join the festivities in Rio in person, but we are reaching out for your help with ensuring that ISPO’s campaign #ISPOWER is seen and talked about at the Paralympics.
Do you know an athlete or P&O professional who will be in Rio for the Paralympics?
We would be very glad to talk with him/her, and ask for his/her cooperation.
What would we ask from him/her? Simple:
- Print out this A4 page;
- Take a selfie with it at different locations in Rio (sporting facilities, or touristic points of Rio, other fun venues);
- Tweet/post the picture on Facebook with the #s #ISPOWER, #Paralympics and #Rio2016, with a short message of support, tagging ISPO International & #ISPOWER's accounts (Facebook: @ISPOInternational, @ISPOWER. Twitter: @ISPO_Int, @ISPOWER_).
Other cooperation is possible as well (example: interview with your contact about his/her involvement in the Rio Paralympics) – just let us know!
Why are we doing this? #ISPOWER wants governments and decision-makers to know the impact that quality P&O education & care have on people’s lives, and call for further action to support capacity building & research. The Rio Paralympics are a perfect demonstration of what good support mixed with determination can lead to.
Will you join us? :)
ISPO Head Office
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
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Tel: +32 (0) 2 213.13.79
Fax: +32 (0) 2 213.13.63
ISPO is a global multidisciplinary organization aiming to improve the quality of life for persons who may benefit from prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices. Its members are prosthetists and orthotists, prosthetic and orthotic (P&O) technicians, orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopedic shoemakers, nurses and biomechanical/rehabilitation engineers. ISPO has existed for about 40 years, operates through more than 50 ISPO Member Societies and represents more than 3,000 individual members from about 100 countries.