United Spinal Supported by Global Spectrum Hosting 'Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Night' Benefits Nationwide

Sep 17, 2013, 13:18 ET from United Spinal Association

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will be assisted by Global Spectrum in raising funds at numerous nationwide events in recognition of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month to improve the lives of people living with spinal cord injuries.

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Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from work-related accidents, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, falls, and stab or gunshot wounds.

The events include:

Booths will be set up at each event for attendees to learn more about  people living with spinal cord injury and donate in support of spinal cord injury awareness.

"We thank Global Spectrum for its dedication to helping to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries and supporting our important nationwide mission," said Paul J. Tobin, United Spinal's president and CEO.

"We have been involved in Spinal Cord Injury Awareness at our headquarters in Philadelphia for many years and felt it was important to take this nationally," said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page.

"Working closely within our community and doing work with nonprofit organizations is a top priority for our company. We are happy to be working so closely with the United Spinal on this worthy endeavor," added Page.

About United Spinal Association

United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

About Global Spectrum

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

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SOURCE United Spinal Association