Dear Dr. Michelson:
It is my distinct pleasure to inform you that the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) have selected you to receive the distinguished PVA Honor for Healthcare Research at the 2006 PVA Honors Gala on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
This Gala is a celebratory event honoring visionary individual, corporate and mililary leaders who have supported PVA, and our nation’s vast community of spinal cord injured veterans. The PVA Honor for Healthcare Research is presented to an individual or organization that has advanced the frontiers of medical science in the area of spinal cord research. The numerous spine implants, surgical tools and techniques you have developed over the course of your distinguished career have significantly improved the quality of life of many armed forces veterans with spinal cord dysfunction and related diseases. We would like to honor your incredible accomplishments in spinal cord research by presenting you with the 2006 PVA Honor for Healthcare Research at our Gala.
Founded in 1946, PVA has developed a unique expertise on a variety of issues involving the special needs of armed forces veterans who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. Our organization advocates quality healthcare and ample retirement benefits for our members, research and education addressing spinal cord injury, and civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of paralyzed veterans. This year we are proud to celebrate our 60th anniversary.
The 2006 PVA Honors Gala will bring together Washington dignitaries, high-ranking policy makers, and corporate and community leaders. Other invited honorees include President George H.W. Bush and Senator Bob Dole. August A. Busch, III, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, has been invited to be the Honorary Chair of the Gala. We have also invited select Members of Congress to be our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs.
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