WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AM 1300 The Zone, an iHeartRadio station in Austin, is teaming up with Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) to host its 'Help-a-Hero' Radiothon on Thursday, November 10. The radiothon will run live on air from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST today with all proceeds benefitting Paralyzed Veterans' programs and services. Paralyzed Veterans of America provides veterans, their families and caregivers with services such as benefits and employment assistance, and adaptive sports programs, all of which are provided free-of-charge.
"We're grateful to iHeartRadio and AM 1300 The Zone for using its media platform to support veterans," said Al Kovach, Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans. "Through great partners like them and opportunities such as this radiothon, Paralyzed Veterans of America is able to provide vital services to some of our nation's most catastrophically injured veterans. We encourage everyone to tune in to the broadcast and show their support for our injured veterans."
Anyone not in the Austin listening area can tune in and support the broadcast online at the radio station's website at http://am1300thezone.iheart.com/. The station is also available on mobile devices through the iHeartRadio app.
Marine Corps veteran, Paralyzed Veterans' member, and 2016 Paralympian Marco De La Rosa will share his story during the radiothon, and talk about the life-changing services he received thanks to Paralyzed Veterans' support. De La Rosa was stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1993 when he incurred a spinal cord leaving him paralyzed.
Donations in support of the Help-a-Hero Radiothon are currently being accepted online.
To make a donation, please visit www.pva.org/Texas.
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans 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. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (www.pva.org)
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