WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DPC Education Center will honor Former United States Senator John Culver at its Inaugural Gala on March 11, 2014. "Senator Culver came to Washington, DC to fight for a better and more just society," said Nancy L. Scott, the DPC Education Center Board President. "We are honored to recognize his many years of dedicated public service and very much appreciate his efforts to increase public awareness of kidney disease."
Senator Culver advocated for countless bills to advance our nation and its people. Perhaps none were more important to kidney disease patients than the 1972 law expanding Medicare coverage to include dialysis treatment for all kidney failure patients, not just those over the age of 65. Then Representative Culver was joined by 304 colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to enact this life-saving provision into law.
During his distinguished career in Congress, Senator Culver supported a wide range of progressive issues from civil liberties and environmental protection to foreign assistance and domestic infrastructure. In fact, during his third year in the Senate, The New Yorker wrote that "Culver had already established himself as one of the more effective members of the Senate." This two-part series about Senator Culver was turned into the book "Senator" by Elizabeth Drew. "I want to congratulate the DPC Education Center for its efforts to increase the understanding of kidney disease. I am pleased to support its efforts to raise public awareness of kidney disease," said Senator Culver a current dialysis patient.
The Inaugural Gala of DPC Education Center will be held in Washington, D.C. at 101 Constitution Avenue's Rooftop Terrace. For tickets, please contact Kristy Lukaszewski at 202-789-6931 or [email protected]. Individual tickets are also available online at www.DPCEdCenter.org.
About DPC Education Center
DPC Education Center is an affiliate of Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) and is dedicated to improving kidney patients' quality of life and reducing the occurrence of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) through education and by developing awareness of dialysis and kidney disease issues, improving the partnership between patients and caregivers, and developing favorable public policy solutions.
The DPC Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization governed by kidney disease patients. It is an affiliate of Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC). All donations to DPC Education Center are tax-deductible to the full extent of applicable laws. EIN 37-1698796
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