Paralyzed Veterans of America welcomes OptumServe as presenting sponsor of annual gala

Post Date: June 11, 2019
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PVA Gala recognizes business leaders who champion the rights and care of veterans and people with disabilities

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WASHINGTON (June 11, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America announced today that OptumServe is the presenting sponsor of its 2019 PVA Gala. Formerly known as the Mission: ABLE Awards, the annual event honors those who improve the quality of life for veterans and people with disabilities.

“We are thrilled to have OptumServe as the exclusive presenting sponsor of the 2019 PVA Gala. Their commitment to achieving the very best in health care for our nation’s veterans makes OptumServe a natural partner for this event,” said David Zurfluh, National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “With their contributions, we can continue to ensure that all veterans — and all people with disabilities — can lead full, rewarding lives.”

OptumServe, the federal government health services business unit of UnitedHealth Group, is involved in the care of American veterans and active service members, including the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

“OptumServe is honored to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and their mission on behalf of the veterans, families and caregivers they represent,” said Patty Horoho, CEO of OptumServe. “PVA’s mission is enduring, and we are humbled to have this opportunity to support veterans who have sacrificed so much in service to our nation.”

The 2019 PVA Gala will be held the evening of Sept. 24 at the MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland. The 2018 gala was attended by more than 430 guests and raised $719,000 to help fund Paralyzed Veterans of America’s programs and services in the areas of veterans’ benefits, employment, health care, medical research, advocacy, accessibility, adaptive sports and more.

To learn more about the PVA Gala, visit