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Halfaker Sponsors Paralyzed Veterans of America Mission: ABLE Awards

Arlington, VA., August 28, 2017 – On September 19, 2017, hundreds will gather in Washington, DC, for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Mission: ABLE Awards. Halfaker and Associates, LLC, (Halfaker) is a proud sponsor of the event, which will honor those who have shown dedication to creating a world where Veterans are able to access everything they need to live full and rewarding lives.

In 1946, PVA was founded by a group of service members who wanted to live with dignity after being faced with many new challenges when they returned home from World War II with spinal cord injuries. Over 70 years later the organization has 34 chapters and continues to be dedicated to Veterans service, medical research and civil rights for individuals with disability. PVA is the only congressionally chartered Veterans service organization with the sole mission of aiding and representing Veterans with spinal cord injuries or diseases. In addition to ensuring that veterans receive the benefits earned through their service to our nation, PVA also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for Veterans and all people with disabilities.

The Mission: ABLE Awards is PVA’s annual culmination of their Mission: ABLE campaign, which works closely with friends of the organization, corporate sponsors, and, of course, veterans and their friends and families to help our most severely injured heroes have access to what they’ve earned and deserve, care, jobs, and benefits. This year’s event will include four awards: The Achieve: ABLE Award, honoring Penske Automotive Group, the Employ: ABLE Award, honoring the Institute for Veterans & Military Families, the Sustain: ABLE Award, Honoring Altria, and the Humanitarian Award, honoring Rich Brooks. All four of this year’s honorees are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to PVA and the Mission: ABLE program.

“PVA’s Mission ABLE focuses on three key aspects of Veterans’ recovery and transition,” said Halfaker President and CEO, Dawn Halfaker. “It’s an honor to be able to support this year’s award ceremony and recognize the achievements made by individuals and companies in advancing PVA’s critical mission.”

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