September designated as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month — 3 notes

Angie Stewart -   Print  |

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating September 2020 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.

What you should know:

1. U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., introduced the resolution.

2. United Spinal Association, an organization "committed to advocating for greater civil rights and independence for wheelchair users and all Americans impacted by SCI," played a key role in helping to pass the resolution.

3. United Spinal Association is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1946 by paralyzed veterans. It has grown to include more than 53,000 members and 50 chapters nationwide.

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