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2011-10-07 11:43:00

Paralyzed Veterans of America Celebrates 65(th) Anniversary WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Paralyzed Veterans of America: WHO: Paralyzed Veterans of America, Gala host Former Secretaries and Administrators of the Department of Veterans Affairs who will be honored with the Champions of Veterans Award for their leadership in improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities will include:The Hon. James Peake,The Hon....

2011-09-13 11:02:00

Paralyzed Veterans' Summit 2011 brings together best and brightest in spinal cord injury medicine WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The best and the brightest minds in spinal cord injury medicine will convene this weekend for Paralyzed Veterans of America's Summit 2011. The renowned clinicians will cover topics such as tackling pain and progress in multiple sclerosis treatments, and discuss how close we are to breakthroughs in this vitally important--yet often...

2011-08-24 10:50:00

Summit Convenes in Orlando September 16-18 WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned leaders and clinicians from spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine will convene for Paralyzed Veterans of America's Summit 2011, September 16-18, 2011, in Orlando to explore and implement holistic strategies to strengthen the continuum of care for spinal cord injured individuals. "Paralyzed Veterans' Summit 2011 is a venue for clinicians to come together to 'hurry history' in this vitally...

2011-07-29 15:01:00

UPS to Serve as a National Host Sponsor of 2011 Games WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) proudly announces that The UPS Foundation will serve as a National Host Sponsor for the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Pittsburgh, August 1-6, 2011. The UPS Foundation, based in Atlanta, has been a supporter of the Games since 1986. During that time, more than 4,000 UPS employees have contributed their time to...

2011-07-25 09:07:00

Comcast to serve as National Host Sponsor of 2011 Games WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to announce that Comcast will serve as a National Host Sponsor for the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Pittsburgh, August 1-6, 2011. "Our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace extends to where our customers play as well, so we are delighted to lend our support to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games,"...

2011-07-22 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to announce the National Host Sponsors for the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, August 1-6, 2011. Alcoa Foundation, Comcast, Highmark Inc., Invacare Corporation and UPS will serve as the National Host Sponsors for the world's largest annual wheelchair sports event. "Though their generous support for the Wheelchair Games, our National Host Sponsors are...

2011-07-15 11:59:00

PITTSBURGH, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experiencing the world's largest annual wheelchair sports event, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (Games), August 1--6, 2011, is just a mouse click away, thanks to an unprecedented effort by copresenters Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This year the public can become virtual fans in the stands by accessing a daily webcast, Wheelchair Games Web Radio, plus must-see...

2011-07-13 09:07:00

Largest Annual Wheelchair Sporting Event Comes to Pittsburgh, August 1-6 PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Paralyzed Veterans of America: WHO: Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaDepartment of Veterans AffairsMore than 600 athletes, all military veterans in wheelchairs WHAT: More than 600 wheelchair athletes from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Great Britain, will convene in Pittsburgh for the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair...

2011-05-26 07:45:00

NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association, and Social Security Works have joined with veterans' organizations to release Social Security: Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation, a report encouraging political leaders to give special attention to the stake of veterans in the future of Social Security. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) Social Security reform would impact over one-third of America's 54...

2011-05-24 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The news of a possible therapy breakthrough that could in the future help some people with spinal cord injury is being described as an "exciting development" by Paralyzed Veterans of America. "I think everyone who has read or seen the stories are very excited by what seems like a novel therapy to help some people with spinal cord injury be more ambulatory, at least in the laboratory setting. However, this therapy is not a cure for...