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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...

2010-03-02 06:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-stakes poker players, politicians and celebrities will gather this week in our nation's capital to cash in their chips for Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). The grand prize is a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in July in Las Vegas. With host Mike Sexton, 2006 World Series of Poker Champion, and Linda Johnson, "First Lady of Poker," the Go All In for Veterans tournament and silent auction raises awareness and...

2010-02-04 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The coauthors of The Independent Budget (IB)--AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars who collectively represent millions of veterans--are applauding the Administration's recently released Budget Request for FY 2011. The budget request includes significant funding increases for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits, and for the first time, advance appropriation...

2009-11-11 04:55:00

Honor All Veterans and Their Families WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Veterans Day, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is urging everyone to honor all veterans in every community across the nation. "We encourage all Americans to take time out of their busy schedules to do something good for all generations of veterans and their families," said Paralyzed Veterans national president Gene A. Crayton. "And beyond Veterans Day, please take a minute to think...

2009-11-10 19:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent trends show that America's veterans face yet a new adversary - unemployment. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 500,000 unemployed veterans between the ages of 18 and 64 currently living in the United States. And amid the greatest economic uncertainty since the 1930s, today's veterans by some accounts endure a jobless rate that is nearly twice the national average. To view the Multimedia News...

2009-11-10 08:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Movie star Ben Affleck is appearing in a new television and radio public service announcement (PSA) for Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). The new PSA stars Affleck and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran James Crosby, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), who was paralyzed in a rocket attack while serving in Iraq. The spot can be viewed at www.pva.org/BenAffleck. "Many actors have played the part of a U.S. service man in the movies, but...

2009-11-10 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent trends show that America's veterans face a new adversary - unemployment. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 500,000 unemployed veterans between the ages of 18 and 64 currently live in the United States. And amid the greatest economic uncertainty since the 1930s, today's veterans by some accounts endure a jobless rate that is nearly twice the national average. To help combat these alarming trends,...

2009-10-29 06:16:00

Boston Architects Win 2009 Paralyzed Veterans' Barrier-Free America Award for John Adams Courthouse BOSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The architects behind making a Boston landmark more accessible for people with disabilities received one of the nation's most prestigious architecture and design accolades today from Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). CBT Architects, for their work on the John Adams Courthouse, are the 2009 recipients of Paralyzed Veterans'...

2009-09-25 09:32:00

DALLAS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new interdisciplinary force for quality health care for people living with spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D), the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, will officially launch this week. The new organization brings together physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation therapists, and is supported by Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), the veterans service and disabilities rights organization....

2009-07-13 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 500 U.S. military veterans, all wheelchair athletes competing in the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games are rolling into Spokane, Washington, starting today to show the nation what it takes to be the best of the best. The event, running through Saturday July 18, is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world, with athletes competing from 42 states, Puerto Rico and Great Britain. It is a visual demonstration of...


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