Press Release

July 23, 2003

No. 03-24

Mokie Porter

(301) 585-4000 Ext.146



(Washington, D.C.) – The Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) national board of directors will tour the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis on July 29 at 10:00 a.m.  Tammy Dugan, Director of Public and Community Relations, will host the group during their visit to the hospital.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity,” said Nancy Switzer, national president of AVVA. “The Shriners Hospital in St. Louis has been chosen to receive the donations of needed items and money we have collected the past year by AVVA/VVA Project Friendship, a combined program of AVVA and Vietnam Veterans of America.”
The St. Louis Shriners Hospital is an 80-bed pediatric orthopedic hospital providing comprehensive orthopedic care to children at no charge. The hospital accepts and treats children with routine and complex orthopedic problems, and is one of 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout North America.

“Our biennial National Leadership Conference is being held in St. Louis, and we chose the Shriners Hospital to be the Project Friendship beneficiary because of their outstanding work with children,” Switzer said.

Dugan and Cindy Steiner, RPT, Director of Outpatient Services, will present a one-half hour program on Wednesday, July 29th at 1:30 during the conference at the Adam's Mark in St. Louis. The public is invited. 

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America is a national organization that promotes legislative and educational programs for veterans and their families. It is affiliated with Vietnam Veterans of America.



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