(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,”
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.