WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April marks Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month and the 68th anniversary of the founding of the veterans service organization. Throughout the month of April, Paralyzed Veterans and its 34 chapters across the country will be highlighting the challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury/dysfunction and educating the public about the programs, services and support Paralyzed Veterans provides to injured veterans and their families.
“This April, during Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month, we’re encouraging the public to learn about the challenges paralyzed veterans face and to give back and support these veterans by volunteering, hiring a veteran if you’re a business owner or by making a donation to support our programs and services, which are provided free to veterans,” said paralyzed U.S. Army veteran Bill Lawson, national president of Paralyzed Veterans.
For the fourth year in a row, Lawson will be traveling around the country to raise awareness about health care, benefits and jobs for veterans. He will be stopping in New York City; Dallas; Fort Myers, FL; Washington, DC; and Chicago to speak with local veterans and community leaders about these issues.
Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters:
- Advocate for quality VA health care and veterans benefits.
- Work to make America more accessible for all people with disabilities.
- Empower veterans with the tools and support they need to secure good careers.
- Invest in research to find new treatments and a cure for paralysis.
- Promote and provide rehabilitative wheelchair sports and recreational activities.
- Deliver its services to all veterans and their families free of charge, thanks to the generous support and donations of the American people.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America:
Paralyzed Veterans was founded by a group of seriously injured American heroes from the “Greatest Generation” of World War II. They created a nonprofit organization to meet the challenges that they faced back in the 1940s — from a medical community not ready to treat them to an inaccessible world. For more than 68 years, Paralyzed Veterans’ national office and its 34 chapters across the nation have been making America a better place for all veterans and people with disabilities. (www.pva.org)