NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media advisory was issued today by Paralyzed Veterans of America:
WHO: Paralyzed Veterans of America and Guardian for Heroes
Speakers: Paralyzed Veterans of America President Al Kovach, Jr.; Guardian for Heroes Co-Founder Jeff Kyle; Run Across America Athlete, George Chmiel.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. ET (press event)
(Unity Walk begins at 3:00 p.m. See attached and below for details)
WHERE: Liberty Park
New York City, NY
WHAT*: Extreme athlete and civilian George Chmiel embarked on an awareness and education expedition on 9/11/16 in San Diego, CA. As he has run across our nation, he has visited a VA hospital and visited with countless veterans along the way, documenting his journey and shining a light on the very real crisis of veteran suicide and PTSD. Chmiel will make his final state crossing into New York via the George Washington Bridge bike path, before embarking on a Unity Walk with citizens and partners to Ground Zero, and concluding with a public speaking event in Liberty Park. We invite you to be a part of this momentous conclusion, and hear from veteran service organization partners on what this journey has meant to veterans. See the attached primer for more details.
* Unity Walk - Members of the press and public are invited to join the Unity Walk that begins at 3pm on Morton Street, along the Hudson River Greenway, to the 9/11 Memorial. Camera crews permissible.
Message Highlights Reel: Watch Video
About Paralyzed Veterans of America: 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.
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.
For 70 years, it has 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. 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 (pva.org).
About Guardian for Heroes: Guardian for Heroes Foundation humbly and proudly carries the torch CPO Chris Kyle left us and champion the cause to restore hope, renew spirits, and replenish energy for combat veterans transitioning to post military life.
Guardian for Heroes Foundation provides free, in-home fitness equipment, facilitation of donated health club memberships, individualized programs, personal training and life coaching to in-need veterans with disabilities, Gold Star families and those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) from combat deployment. We use physical and mental fitness to spark conversation and create a source of support for combat veterans.
Guardian For Heroes Foundation proudly continues this mission in the honor and memory of Chris Kyle, our founder, in order to carry on his passion and to continue serving our service men and women.
About Run Across America: On September 11, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, extreme athlete, George Chmiel, embarked on a 3,000 mile cross-run from San Diego, CA to Ground Zero in New York City. This intercontinental outreach expedition is designed to raise awareness about the veteran suicide crisis in the United States and the many challenges our soldiers face reintegrating into civilian life, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Chmiel's Run Across America effort operates under the Guardian for Heroes Beastmode for the Brave cause marketing program.
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SOURCE Paralyzed Veterans of America