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Ask Patty Supports United Spinal Association

Published Jan 7th 2009, 9:00pm by Alan in Corporate supports United Spinal Association with our involvement in their Motorsports activities and promoting awareness of people with spinal cord disorders.

Jody DeVere has taken a personal interest in the organization because her son suffers from MS and has a spinal cord injury from a car accident in 2005. DeVere supports involvement in United Spinal programs and currently a board member and chairs the United Spinal Motorsports Committee. 

Expanding Opportunities for People with Spinal Cord Disabilities for Over 60 Years

United Spinal Association was founded in 1946 by veterans with spinal cord injuries to help enable members, as well as others with disabilities, to lead full and productive lives.

Approximately 700,000 Americans have disabilities related to the spinal cord including spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, polio, spina bifida, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

The road back to a full and productive life has been charted and paved by United Spinal Association. We have been committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord disabilities through our various outreach activities, services and programs. United Spinal Association’s membership is free and open to all these individuals, regardless of their ages.

The core belief of the membership and the staff of United Spinal have remained unchanged for over 60 years––that, despite SCI/D, a full, pro-active, and rewarding life is not only possible, it is within the reach of anyone with the strength to believe it and the courage to make it happen.

United Spinal believes in supporting our members with community initiatives, advocacy programs, events and activities, motorsports programs, and our online newsletter, Action Online.

Please take a moment and learn more about our many exciting programs and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Ask Patty is a supporter of the United Spinal Association and its programs. United Spinal provides so many resources for people with spinal cord disorders and they are truly a great group of people.

Please take a moment to show your support of the United Spinal Association.

Advocacy Campaigns

Be An Advocate

From time to time United Spinal needs you to participate as an Advocate. Experience proves that working together we can make a real difference on disability related issues. With your permission, we’ll keep you posted on important issues that require our combined effort.

Taxis For All North America

Community transportation should be readily available to all. Advocate for wheelchair accessible taxicabs in your community.

Right Wheelchair

Medicare believes that wheelchairs are needed for use In The Home Only. Do you? Advocate for independence and the Right Wheelchair.

Motorsports: Living Life in Motion Mission

The mission of United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program is to encourage people with disabilities, including individuals who use adaptive automotive equipment, to participate in competitive motorsports. It is also to cultivate partnerships within the motorsports industry in support of the program, thus raising awareness about spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Meet the United Spinal Motorsports Team

United Spinal has created a committee, enlisting the help of a diverse group of motorsports industry leaders and professionals who have partnered with us and believe in our mission of enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities. The committee is responsible for coordinating events, identifying fundraising and networking opportunities, campaigning on behalf of United Spinal and its members, and developing specific program-oriented goals.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact:

United Spinal Association
Phone 718.803.3782 or 800.404.2898 ext. 237

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