2013 Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month Events

Paralyzed Veteran Felipe Adams    

Find a Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month event in your city or state! To learn more about our Awareness Month, please visit www.pva.org/pam.  arizonanew mexicocaliforniaoregonwashington/northwesttexascoloradokansasoklahoma/mid americanebraskasouth dakotaiowaminnesotamissourimississippigeorgiafloridapuerto ricotennesseewisconsinillinoismichigankentuckyohiowest virginiavirginiadelaware/marylandpennsylvania/keystonemassachusetts/new englandnevada

 

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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas

April 6 from 7pm – 10pm
Riverside International Speedway
151 Legion Rd., West Memphis, AR
Mid-South chapter will be featured on the Lewis Family race car. All chapter members are invited to come to the race track.
Contact – Tom Lewis at 901-527-3018

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California

Wednesday, April 3, 11:00am-2:00pm
SCI/PVA Awareness Fair
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 101 Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA 94304
This is the Bay Area & Western PVA’s annual awareness fair.  There will be different demos and exhibitions at this event.
Contact:    Rebecca Sherman, 1-800-273-6789, administration@bawpva.org

April 12
Assembly at Cajon Park School, Santee, CA
Our Sports Director and another member will be sharing their hobbies with the students while showing the students how they have overcome barriers. 
Contact: Pamela Brown (858) 450-1443 or pbrown@caldiegopva.org

April 21
Activity area and booth at Clairemont Day at the Bay, San Diego
There are 16 schools participating. Our members are bringing out radio controlled cars, helicopters and planes as a fun activity to share with the youth. At the booth we will hand out information about paralysis, PVA, and how people can support our organization.
Contact: Pamela Brown (858) 450-1443 or pbrown@caldiegopva.org


Colorado

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
MSCPVA BINGO
TREA Chapter
12:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs, CO
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org

April  5, 8 am to 12 pm
Auxiliary booth
Ft Carson, CO
Contact: Donna DeBaca, 303-597-0038, 800-833-9400 or ddebaca@mscpva.org

April 6, 8 am to 4 pm
Auxiliary booth–Flea Mkt
Colorado Springs, CO
Contact: Donna DeBaca, 303-597-0038, 800-833-9400 or ddebaca@mscpva.org
 
April 9
NSO/ CHAPTER
Visitor’s Booth  (Denver VA)
9 am to 12 pm
Denver, CO 
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org

April 10, 9 am to 12 pm
NSO/ CHAPTER Visitor’s Booth  (VA)
Denver, CO 
Contact: Donna DeBaca, 303-597-0038, 800-833-9400 or ddebaca@mscpva.org 

April 15
Military Racquetball Presentation
Denver Athletic Club
10:00 a.m.
Denver, CO
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org

April 16 
MSCPVA Poker League
TREA Chapter
4:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs, CO
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org

April 19
Volunteer Appreciation
MSCPVA Chapter Conference Room
12:30 p.m.
Denver, CO
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org

April 20
Auxiliary booth
8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Ft Carson, CO
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org

April 21
Auxiliary booth
8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Flea Mkt
Colorado Springs, CO
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org

April 24 
Denver Bowling League
PAM Kick-off celebration
11:00 a.m.
Brunswick
Aurora, CO
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org


Connecticut

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Delaware
District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

April 27, 2013, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Southeastern Chapter – PAM 2013 for the Community
Southeastern Chapter Building, Hephzibah, GA

GA Hawks wheelchair basketball team to demonstrate skills, scrimmage game, interact and answer questions

Obstacle courses and wheelchairs for the public to try their hand

Material covering PVA programs shared with public

Benefits Officer(s) on hand to answer questions for veterans

PVA Members sharing their adaptive sporting equipment and stories of their successes; raising awareness of “abilities”

Augusta GreenJackets’ AUGGIE will stop by and say hello and participate in events

Food, door prizes, cotton candy, bouncy inflatable, FUN FOR ALL!!!

Contact: Al Evans or Jennifer Windham, 706-796-6301

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Hawaii

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 Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa

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Kansas
Kentucky

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Louisiana

April 6, 2013 At 12 pm
New Orleans Membership Awareness Meeting
4612 Clear Ave, Metarie, LA
Lunch with fellow members and friends
Chapter office for more info 228-832-6864

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Maine
Maryland

Saturday, April 6 - noon - 5 p.m.
All American BBQ
2825 North East Road, North East, MD 21901
Hot dogs, Hamburgers on the grill, apple pie. Socialize with board members / members. A great chance for the public to meet our members and learn about our Chapter of PVA
Contact: Phyllis Palabrica / pdalede@aol.com / 302-275-5393

Friday, April 12 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Baltimore SCI Clinic
N. Green Street - Baltimore VA
Distribute information on PVA/Colonial Chapter
Contact: Ann Adair - anncadair@aol.com

Saturday, April 20 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Awareness Sale
Veterans Hope Thrift Store, 239 S. Bridge Street, Elkton, MD
Board members / members to work in the store. 20% off all furniture - all proceeds from the day's sales will be used to support the 2013 Veterans Wheelchair Games
Contact: Phyllis Palabrica / pdalede@aol.com / 302-275-5393


Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

April 15, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Jackson VA meet and greet
Jackson VA, 1000 MLK Blvd, Jackson, MS
Meet new members and veterans at the VA
Chapter office for more into 228-832-6864 

April 25, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Annual Awareness Picnic
Biloxi, MS VA Hospital
BBQ with VA patients
Chapter office for more information 228-832-6864


Missouri
Montana

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Nebraska

Each Tuesday in April  (all day 10:00-3:00)
PVA Awareness Day - Popcorn day at VAMC Omaha
VAMC Omaha main lobby area
Free give away of PVA PAM items, brochures and popcorn each Tuesday in April.  NSO from Lincoln will be present            
one Tuesday in the month.  Great Plains Chapter staff will staff the event for the 5 Tuesdays in April.
Contact: Senior NSO John E. Gogan, Lincoln VARO, PO Box 85816, Lincoln, Nebraska. Phone (402) 420-4017 OR
PVA Great Plains Chapter, Omaha, Nebraska. Phone (402) 398-1422.

Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey

April 25, 2013
PVA The Big Push for Progress
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
East Orange VAMC, East Orange, NJ
67 Years of Changing Lives, Raise awareness for Mission ABLE, Food, Giveaways
Contact for more information: SNSO Thomas Ricks Newark, NJ/New York, NY (973) 297-3228 or (212) 807-3114

New Mexico
New York
North Carolina

April 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Asheville VAMC, Asheville, NC
Table in the hospital to share information regarding PVA, refreshments, answer questions.
Contact:  Al Evans, 706-796-6301 or Inez Whiteside, 828-298-7911, ext. 5384

North Dakota

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Ohio
Oklahoma

April 3, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kick of PAM with Disability Awareness Day at the State Capitol
State Capitol, Main Floor
Visit to House and Senate Members, Over 50 disability organizations will attend with information booths to include PVA
Contact:  Shelly Girten, Office Manager, MAPVA or Regina Presley, Senior Secretary OCOK VAMC at 405-270-0501

April 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PAM BOOTH at the Oklahoma City VAMC
Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
Oklahoma City VAMC, Ground Floor West Side
Contact:  Shelly Girten, Office Manager, MAPVA or Regina Presley, Senior Secretary OCOK VAMC at 405-270-0501

April 6, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Crappie Tournament
Lake Eufaula Lake Mountain Head Arena
Fishing, Fun, prizes awarded to disabled anglers
Shelly Girten, Office Manager, MAPVA or Regina Presley, Senior Secretary OCOK VAMC at 405-270-0501


Oregon

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Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico

April 23, 2013
Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Event
San Juan VARO
Contact: Elsie Lopez ElsieL@pva.org

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

April 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Charleston VAMC, Charleston, SC
Table in the hospital to share information regarding PVA, refreshments, answer questions.
Contact:  Al Evans, 706-796-6301 or Elizabeth Carbonneau 843-789-7252

April 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Columbia VAMC, Columbia, SC
Table in the hospital to share information regarding PVA, refreshments, answer questions.
Contact:  Al Evans, 706-796-6301

South Dakota

Saturday, April 6th; 7:05 p.m.
PVA North Central Chapter Night with the Stampede
Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD
Contact: Nic @ 605-336-6060 x 209

Wednesday, April 17; 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
VA Appreciation Day Pizza Party
Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, 4th floor auditorium, Sioux Falls, SD
Pizza party for patients, volunteers and staff
Contact: Lisa Cummings, 605-336-0494

Saturday, April 27th, 12:00-4:00 pm
14th Annual Veterans Fun Bowl
Empire Bowl, Sioux Falls, SD
Free to all veterans and their families; Registration 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Bowling 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Lisa Cummings, 605-336-0494

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Tennessee

April 6 from 10am – 1pm
Wheelchair Wash
Memphis VAMC, 1030 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN
Volunteers will be at the Memphis VA SCI Patio to give folks wheelchairs a spring cleaning. Drinks and pizza are being provided.
Contact – Leo Lawson at 901-527-3018

April 6 from 7pm – 10pm
Riverside International Speedway
151 Legion Rd., West Memphis, AR
Mid-South chapter will be featured on the Lewis Family race car. All chapter members are invited to come to the race track.
Contact – Tom Lewis at 901-527-3018 for further information on race day.

April 9 at 11am
Yoga for Memphis SCI Patients & Members
Memphis VAMC, 1030 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN
Come and join us for a Yoga class beginner or expert Yoga is good for stretching and muscle toning.
Contact – Leo Lawson at 901-527-3018

April 13 from 10am-1pm
Yard Sale and Cookout
Storage Locker at 6303 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN
Everyone is invited to come and check out the goods and enjoy a cookout.
Contact – Leo Lawson at 901-527-3018

April 16 from 1pm-3pm
Game Day at the Memphis VA
Memphis VAMC, 1030 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN
Adaptive sporting equipment will be displayed and people will be able to try them out.
Contact – Leo Lawson at 901-527-3018

April 22 from 10am – 1pm
Haircuts for SCI patients
Memphis VAMC, 1030 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN
A barber will be on the SCI unit to give free haircuts to patients.
Contact – Leo Lawson at 901-527-3018

April 23, 2013 from 9a - 11a
Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Event
Murfreesboro VA Medical Center (Building 3), Murfreesboro, TN
We will provide information regarding Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) services, VA services, pins, buttons, flags, SWEET treats, and much more.
Contact: Cassandra Davis or Nichelle Edwards, 1-800-795-3569 or 615-695-6383

April 25, 2013 from 9am - 11am
Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Event
Mountain Home VA Medical Center (in the atrium), Mountain Home, TN
We will provide information regarding Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) services, VA services, pins, buttons, flags, SWEET treats, and much more.
Contact: Cassandra Davis or Nichelle Edwards, 1-800-795-3569 or 615-695-6383

 

Texas

April 2, 5:30pm -- 7:00pm
4th Spring Annual Public Relations Professionals Series, second session
Lamar University in Communications Bldg, rm 103 (theater) in Beaumont, TX
PVA Texas Chapter Board Member Frank Ellis will address the challenges of handling PR for our returning soldiers
Contact: sherryk@texaspva.org

April 11
PVA Awareness Month-San Antonio Satellite Forum, 5 pm
Contact: Tammy at tammyjtpvasports@gmail.com

April 19     
PVA Awareness Month-Movie Night
San Antonio, SCI Internet Café (Dayroom) 5:30 pm,
Contact: Tammy at tammyjtpvasports@gmail.com

April 20     
PVA Awareness Month-VAVS Motorcycle Rally
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
Contact: Tammy @ tammyjtpvasports@gmail.com

April 27     
PVA Awareness Month-Springfest-Patient/Member BBQ w/potluck sides, fires start at 11 am
Contact: Tammy @ tammyjtpvasports@gmail.com

April 30     
PVA Awareness Month-Planning Mtg
San Antonio Satellite, ALM VA SCI Rec Rm, 11 am,
Contact: Tammy @ tammyjtpvasports@gmail.com

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Vermont
Virginia

Wednesday April 3 or 10-7:30pm
PVA Awareness Radio Event
wholesale guitars at 10922 Hull St Rd., Richmond, VA
WG Internet radio with spreaker.com
Contact for more information-Jennifer Purser at 804-378-0017
 
April 1-5, 2013
PVA Awareness at McGuire
McGuire Hospital, Richmond, VA
Set up a table at McGuire with information on our chapter and the PVA.
Contact for more information-Jeff East-804-898-4824
 
April 26-27
Nascar Foundation Event
Richmond International Paceway, Richmond, VA
Set up a table & walk the parking lot to bring awareness to PVA
Contact for more information-Jennifer Purser at 804-378-0017

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Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

April 28
Visitor’s Booth  (VA)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cheyenne, WY
For more information, contact Donna DeBaca at ddebaca@mscpva.org


 

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