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Hasco Medical, Inc. (HASC) Subsidiary, Ride-Away, Participates in First National Mobility Awareness Month for Seniors, Veterans and People with Disabilities


3/12/2012 9:42:27 AM

MOBILE, Ala., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HASCO Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: HASC), www.HascoMed.com a managed healthcare provider that serves patients in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, announced today that its subsidiary, Ride-Away, will be participating in the first National Mobility Awareness Month for Seniors, Veterans and People with Disabilities.

Last month at the 22nd Annual NMEDA Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association announced National Mobility Awareness Month, which will be celebrated throughout the U.S. and Canada in May 2012. The goal of the awareness month is to teach seniors, veterans and people with disabilities how to live an active, mobile lifestyle through the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment.

As a NMEDA dealer, Ride-Away offers a full range of equipment and handicap accessible vehicles one would need to achieve a mobile lifestyle. Their product line includes hand controls, wheelchair and scooter lifts, mobility seating, wheelchair locking devices, and of course wheelchair accessible vans, trucks, and motorcycles.

In celebration of the awareness month, Ride-Away invites its community to take part in NMEDA's online contest. This contest will award three lucky winners customized wheelchair accessible vehicles to meet their needs. In support of the awareness month, sponsors such as Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler, have rallied together to provide the vehicles, which will later be customized by NMEDA manufacturers Braun Ability, Vantage Mobility International and Bruno Independent Living Aids.

Those eligible to win the wheelchair accessible vehicles are distinguished as Local Heroes, who will be encouraged to submit either written or videotaped stories of how they've overcome or struggled with mobility issues. Caregivers, friends and family members are also welcome to submit entries for others. Stories will be accepted on mobilityawarenessmonth.com from March 18, 2012 to May 13, 2012 and voting will take place from April 1, 2012 to May 13, 2012.

Joe Allen, Ride-Away's Vice President of Sales and Marketing stated, "This is a significant milestone for the mobility industry. At Ride-Away, we've always known that independence is an achievable goal for those with disabilities. National Mobility Awareness Month provides a platform for that knowledge to reach those who may not have been aware of the wide range of mobility products in existence and also affords deserving individuals the opportunity to win a free wheelchair accessible van."

About Ride-Away:

Ride-Away is one of America's largest provider of wheelchair vans and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities. Ride-Away products are used by individuals with minor to profound disabilities requiring additional assistance while traveling and range from hand controls and lifts to raised door and lowered floor vehicle modifications. Founded in 1986, Ride-Away's 11 East Coast locations are committed to offering a broad selection of specialized vehicles and services to meet the needs of every customer. All of Ride-Away's locations are also QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), resulting in Ride Away being held to the highest standards in the industry. For more information, call (888)-RIDE-AWAY (888-743-3292) or visit our website at www.Ride-Away.com.

About National Mobility Awareness Month:

National Mobility Awareness Month is the inaugural May celebration that encourages people with disabilities to enjoy active, mobile lifestyles. Founded in 1989 as a non-profit trade association, The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association sponsors the awareness month with the assistance of more than 600 mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers and driver rehabilitation specialists dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities. For updates on the awareness month and local heroes overcoming mobility issues, please visit NMEDA's Facebook, Twitter or website.

About HASCO Medical, Inc.

HASCO Medical ("HASC" or the Company) provides products and services that dramatically improve the quality of living for its customers. The Company now consists of Southern Medical and Mobility, Inc. and Certified Medical on the DME side and Ride-Away, Mobility Freedom, Wheelchair Vans of America and Certified Auto on the Van Conversion/Rental side of the company.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases you can identify those so-called "forward looking statements" by words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "targets," "believes," "anticipates," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue" or the negative of those words and other comparable words. These forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, product tests, commercialization risks, availability of financing and results of financing efforts that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. Further information regarding these and other risks is described from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC, which are available on its website at: http://www.sec.gov. We assume no obligation to update or alter our forward-looking statements made in this release or in any periodic report filed by us under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or any other document, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by applicable federal securities laws.

SOURCE HASCO Medical, Inc.



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