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United Spinal Association

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Mission
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). More
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Formed by paralyzed veterans, United Spinal has been serving the SCI community since 1948. More
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Our Public Polciy staff are actively involved in advocating for laws and regulations that are beneficial to people with disabilities. More
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United Spinal's UsersFirst and its following advocate for appropriate wheelchairs and equipment. More
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Our network of affiliated support groups provide peer-to-peer support to persons with SCI/disease, caregivers, and family members. More
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Accessibility Services is a United Spinal program devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. More
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Informative Publications
United Spinal provides a diverse selection of educational and informative publications. More
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Ongoing webinars on disability related topics of interest. More
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Membership Magazine
Life in Action keeps our members informed and up to date on United Spinal and disability issues. More
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Lifestyles
United Spinal's New Mobility Magazine covers a diverse selection of contemporary topics that are of interest to wheelchair users. More
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Assistive Technology Guide
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Able To Travel is our travel agency dedicated to accessible travel.More

United Spinal Named Beneficiary of Permobil’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

| September 10, 2013

United Spinal Association has been named beneficiary of Permobil’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament that aims to raise awareness of the importance of mobility equipment for people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).

Insurers, Medicaid & Medicare, have restricted access to properly configured mobility equipment, risking the health and well-being of wheelchair users in order to save money.

“We are grateful for Permobil’s support to ensure all people with mobility impairment receive properly configured mobility equipment so that they can live with independence and pursue their goals,” said Paul J. Tobin, United Spinal’s president and CEO.

“The more the public is aware that appropriate wheelchairs are vital to health and independence, the greater impact our advocacy efforts will have on the state and national level to increase access to this critical equipment,” Tobin added.

The tournament will be held at the Hermitage Golf Course in Nashville, TN on Friday, September, 20, 2013, 1PM to 7PM (CDT). For an entry fee of $150 per individual player ($500/foursome), the day will include lunch, raffled prizes, and awards for longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one.

The type of mobility equipment for which United Spinal is currently advocating, commonly referred to as “complex rehab technology,” promotes health by preventing debilitating skin breakdowns, enhancing respiratory ability and maximizing independence. It includes:

• Medically necessary individually configured manual and power wheelchair systems
• Adaptive seating systems
• Alternative positioning systems
• Other mobility devices that require evaluation, fitting, design, adjustment and programming.

“Permobil has sponsored the Permobil Charity Open golf tournament for the past 3 years. Each year a different charitable organization is chosen as the recipient of the proceeds from the event. This year Permobil is pleased to announce United Spinal Association as our charity of choice. We look forward to successful event and having United Spinal Association volunteers participating in the event,” said Larry Jackson, President/CEO North America Operations.

To register for Permobil’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit united Spinal, please visit http://permobilcharityopen2013.eventbrite.com.

If you would like to sponsor this event, or have any questions about the tournament in general, please contact Chelsey Burke at chelsey.burke@permobil.com.

Category: Events, Featured, United Spinal News

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