Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognizes 2012 Summit Sponsors

Date:  August 23, 2012

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Lani Poblete at 202-416-7667

Washington, DC— Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to announce the sponsors for Summit 2012 and Expo – “Delivering Excellence, Achieving State-of-the-Art Health Care”. Allergan, Inc., Founding Partner, along with Permobil, Acorda Therapeutics, Bioness and Teva Pharmaceuticals, will all serve as sponsors for the Summit being held next week, August 28-30 in Las Vegas.

“Thanks to the generous support of all of our sponsors, we’re able to bring together in one room the best in brightest in spinal cord injury medicine,” said Bill Lawson, U.S. Army veteran, and national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “Their support gives us the opportunity to achieve our goals of advancing spinal cord medicine and health care by finding better treatments, therapies and possibly one day a cure for paralysis.”

Paralyzed Veterans of America has a long track record of helping to change lives and build brighter futures for all people who live with spinal cord injury and related diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Since the founding of its Research and Education Foundations, and with help from its chapters, Paralyzed Veterans’ has invested more than 100 million into research that promises new therapies, treatments, and potential cures for paralysis, as well as advancements in care and education of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease.

Summit 2012 and Expo – “Delivering Excellence, Achieving State-of-the-Art Health Care,” offers attendees three days of focused discussion and opportunities to advance spinal cord medicine and health care. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to earn 20-plus continuing education units while hearing from renowned leaders from medicine, health care, policy and government.

For more information, including Expo Exhibit hours and a full schedule of events, please visit


Paralyzed Veterans of America 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 six decades, 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. (

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