Paralyzed Veterans of America Hosts 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards Celebrating Leaders Helping Paralyzed Veterans and Their Families

Post Date: September 25, 2018
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WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Media Interview Window: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Trump International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20004
WHAT: The Mission: ABLE Awards recognize those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and fought for expanded rights for the 22 million courageous veterans, 56.7 million people with disabilities and 800,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury or disease. Honorees include:

The Access: ABLE Award – National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA): For providing disability and mobility solutions that remove barriers

The Employ: ABLE Award – USAA: For leadership in veteran employment

The Sustain: ABLE Award – UPS: For leadership and financial support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America mission, programs and services

WHY: The Mission: ABLE Awards celebrate Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) programs and services, including benefits and employment assistance, rehabilitative sports opportunities and advocacy. Funds raised help PVA keep their programs and services available free of charge to veterans and their families.
ABOUT: Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For more than 70 years, the organization has ensured that veterans receive the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people with disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more at


David Zurfluh – national president, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Carl Blake – executive director, Paralyzed Veterans of America



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