Bensalem, PA (PressExposure) July 14, 2008 -- Nine year old Victoria Burks of Phoenix, Arizona is enjoying sweet dreams compliments of the Contour Adjustable Bed company and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona. Victoria is confined to a wheelchair or bed around the clock due to a life threatening illness. When volunteers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation paid a visit to the family to grant Victoria anything she wanted she asked for a Contour Adjustable Bed.
âWhen we received the request to donate a bed from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Arizona we immediately said yes,â said Jeff Mowrey, Executive Director of the Association of Contour Adjustable Beds. âWe are huge fans of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the incredibly good work they do. My family has experienced first hand the generosity and coordination of a granted wish through this organization,â added Mowrey.
In coordination with the delivery of her new Contour Bed, specially equipped with side rails to prevent her from falling out of bed, volunteers from Make-A-Wish re-decorated her room in her favorite colors with a princess theme.
âVictoria loves her new bed,â said her mother, Jackie Burks. âThis bed is so much better than what she had before. Jackie has a lot of back problems and sheâs much more comfortable. She loves the bed and so do we.â
The Contour Bed company has a long standing relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Over the past nine years Mowreyâs family has organized an annual golf tournament, sponsored by the company, for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation (http://midatlantic.wish.org). Their efforts have raised over $140,000 to date. All proceeds are donated directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the Chad Blum Memorial Charities, Inc. (http://chadblumcharities.com) to help grant wishes to children fighting life threatening medical conditions. In 1996, Mowreyâs niece was granted an all-expense paid week in Disney World with her family. When his step-brother was killed in a car accident the following year the family started the tournament in his name. Contour employees and distributors across the country support the effort and participate in the tournament alongside friends and family each year.
About Contour Adjustable Beds:
The Contour Adjustable Bed company is represented by the Association of Contour Adjustable Bed Distributors, and offers a modern, upgraded, state of the art line of electric adjustable beds. Our nationwide network of distributors are experts in the business. With more than 100 combined years of experience selling adjustable beds they have sold more than 600,000 beds over the last twenty years. Our complete line of adjustable sleep systems is available nationwide with service technicians on call in the 48 contiguous states to handle any service needs.
For more information please go to http://contourbeds.com.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation:
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish FoundationÂ® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-WishÂ® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. A network of more than 25,000 volunteers enables the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
For more information, or to see how you can help, please visit the website at http://www.wish.org.
About Chad Blum Memorial Charities:
In 1999, a golf tournament was organized to honor Chad Blum, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 29, and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the names of Chad Blum and Alyssa Matus, a family member battling a life-threatening genetic disease. What started out as a small affair has blossomed into a very popular annual golf tournament that has raised over $140,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the last nine years. Make-A-Wish of the Mid-Atlantic calls it the most meaningful and well organized fundraiser conducted on their behalf.