United Spinal hosts outdoor enthusiast at Roll on Capitol Hill

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Friday, May 25, 2018

NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association will host power wheelchair user Ian Mackay at its 7th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 24-27 in Washington, D.C. Mackay, a California native, avid outdoor enthusiast and peer group leader, will attend the event for the first time to speak with legislators on issues that affect the independence and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders and other pre-existing conditions. In 2016, he rode his wheelchair across the state to advocate for more accessible trails for wheelchair users and began hosting peer support groups. Last year, he rode more than 4,700 miles in four different states and won the national bike challenge in his area. Mackay now runs a nonprofit called Ian’s Ride to raise awareness of accessibility issues in his state.