Fun-Loving Active Veterans Group, the California Paralyzed Veterans Association Hosts Celebrities, Leaders at "Legacy of Hope" Luncheon

Thursday, May 26, 2011 General News J E 4

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Paralyzed Veterans Association (CPVA) hosts the First Annual Legacy of Hope Awards Luncheon Saturday, May 28, 2011 to commemorate Memorial Day. This event brings together celebrities, politicians, community activists and businesspersons of Greater Los Angeles. Hosted by Omarosa of Celebrity Apprentice.  Entertainment: soulful R&B Artist Howard Hewett.

Confirmed Honorees:

  • Sheriff Lee Baca, Sheriff, LA County
  • Cody Unser, President Cody Unser Foundation
  • Bishop Edward Turner, Power of Love Fellowship Founder
  • Angela Madsen, Row of Life Foundation, CPVA Board Member
  • Dr. Sophia Chun, Chief VA Long Beach Healthcare Systems

Legacy of Hope Honorary Chairs:

  • Rita Cosby, TV/radio talk show host/best-selling author
  • Dennis Prager, syndicated radio talk show host/columnist/public speaker
  • New York State Senator Eric Adams, former NYPD Captain/3-term Senator

We will show appreciation to Veterans and others who have sacrificed to keep America safe. We will raise awareness and funding for sports programs, equipment, and increased rehabilitation opportunities for those who now battle diseases, depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or other severe disabilities as a result of paralysis.

About the CPVA: works to maximize the quality of life for people with spinal cord Injuries. CPVA is a leading advocate for health care, spinal cord injury research and education, veterans' benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, promotion of sports programs, and disability rights. Thanks to the CPVA, the Vets swim, row, kayak, golf, fish, play basketball, billiards, archery, bowling, rugby, football, tennis, softball, trap shoot, volleyball, track and field and more.  For organization info, tickets/donations, please contact Art Lyles (562) 826-5713.

All MEDIA is encouraged to attend.  We welcome interviews with the Vets, honorees, entertainment, attendees and staff. Activities are held throughout Southern CA. Press Contact: Tiffany Bradshaw, (866) 219-8558.

The Legacy of Hope Awards Luncheon: Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:00-3:30VNC Cocktail Reception: 12:00 in WTC CourtyardLuncheon: 1:00pm -3:30 (great food and hosted drinks)Location: Hilton Long Beach: 701 W. Ocean Blvd, LB, CA 90831 (562) 983-3400Tickets: $35 for CALPVA LB members/guests and $60 for others.Donations of any amount are welcomed and appreciated!

SOURCE California Paralyzed Veterans Association



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