Sunday, June 14, 2015

Paralyzed Veterans of America takes mission to NASCAR & Michigan International Speedway

From left, Bill Lawson, Dave Randall of Great Clips and Joey Logano at MIS
Paralyzed Veterans of America doesn't limit its effort and advocacy to veterans with spinal cord injury or illness.
"We do not turn down any veteran, regardless," Oklahoman Bill Lawson, a former president of the PVA and a U.S.. Army veteran with a disability, said at Michigan International Speedway. "Anyone that has a family member who is a veteran that has a disability because of their service, or if they need care in a VA hospital, can contact us."
Go to or a local service office, or call 800-424-8200 and ask for the veterans benefits department, Lawson said.
Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded during World War II. It serves as a free-of-charge advocate for veterans who have had difficulty receiving medical services or benefits. PVA also has funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis, and it develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities.
PVA partnered with Great Clips as title sponsors of the NASCAR Xfinity race at MIS on Saturday.
Starting July 1, Great Clips customers in some markets, Michigan included, can get $2 off a haircut with a $4 donation to PVA, or $1 off with a $2 donation.
Joey Logano, who drives full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and a part-time Xfinity schedule, has championed the cause of PVA.
Logano, who drives the No. 22 Ford in Sprint Cup and Xfinity races, donated $22,222.22 to PVA following his win in the Sprint Cup season-opening Daytona 500.

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