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2010-10-05 08:59:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill J. Lawson of Woodward, OK, has been elected national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). Lawson's election to a one-year term, effective October 1, 2010, occurred in August during Paralyzed Veterans' 64th Annual Convention in Providence, RI. He is a Paralyzed Veterans' life member. "I'm very humbled to have been elected president, and I look forward to serving this organization and the veterans it represents,"...

2010-10-04 12:53:00

Spotlights Those Who Are Improving the Quality of Life for Veterans with Disabilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) will hold its annual Americana Gala Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Awardees include: the Commonwealth of Virginia (receiving the award for the Commonwealth will be the Hon. Paul E. Galanti, its Commissioner of Veterans Services);...

2010-09-28 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has launched a new website where those wishing to honor active duty military and veterans, from all branches, can post written and/or photo tributes honoring their individual hero's service. The Wall of Heroes website, located at http://heroes.supportvets.org/, encourages visitors to tell the story of their hero and document the memories of that person's time in the service. Visitors are...

2010-07-22 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Americans with Disabilities Act, the single most important piece of legislation to improve the lives of people with disabilities, will turn twenty on July 26. The anniversary is particularly poignant for Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization that helped lead the charge for the groundbreaking act back in 1990. "The ADA has changed millions of lives for the better, helping to empower people with disabilities with some of the basic...

2010-06-28 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) proudly announces that Veterans Canteen Service will serve as a Local Host Sponsor of the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Denver, July 4-9. "An active lifestyle is vital to everyone's health and wellbeing, and can serve as one of the best tools to health maintenance, as well as disease prevention. The Wheelchair Games is truly a life saving program for our nation's...

2010-06-28 13:06:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) proudly announces that The UPS Foundation will serve as a Sustaining Host Sponsor for the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Denver, July 4-9. 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 assist the athletes during the Games. "UPS has been honored to support...

2010-06-28 13:06:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) proudly announces that TriWest Healthcare Alliance, headquartered in Phoenix, will serve as a Sustaining Host Sponsor for the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Denver, July 4-9. "These games give veterans who have spinal cord injuries the chance to gain confidence in themselves and their abilities while tasting the thrill of competition and enjoying the encouragement of...

2010-06-24 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) proudly announces that Invacare Corporation, headquartered in Elyria, OH, will serve as the National Host Sponsor for the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Denver, July 4-9. "Invacare is an active supporter of our nation's military veterans and is extremely proud to support them by sponsoring the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games," said Mal Mixon, chairman and chief...

2010-04-12 05:50:00

A Time to Honor America's Paralyzed Veterans and Their Families WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The week of April 11-17, 2010, marks the founding of Paralyzed Veterans of America 64 years ago. All Americans are being encouraged to take time out of their busy schedules to honor and help empower America's paralyzed veterans. With events and activities across the country and the theme Empowering Lives, Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week highlights the unique...

2010-03-04 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Gene A. Crayton praised Congressional leaders for making Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare funding an advance appropriation, but urged that much more needs to be done for our nation's veterans with disabilities. "VA in the last two years has received record levels of funding. You have also given VA new responsibilities and created new programs. Now it...