United Spinal Association Celebrates 75 Years of ‘Building an Inclusive World’

Senior father and his son in wheelchair on walk in nature.

Did you know the United Spinal Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year? The nonprofit organization connects those with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to services and resources that support their independence and quality of life.

In 1946, a group of paralyzed World War II veterans in New York City formed a support group to advocate for civil rights and independence not only for themselves, but others like them. That group would go on to launch United Spinal.

“As we reflect on United Spinal’s impact to advance disability rights throughout its history, we look forward to future progress in building an inclusive world that offers people with SCI/D new opportunities to become leaders, advocates, and innovators,” said Vincenzo Piscopo, United Spinal’s president & CEO, in a press release.

The organization is celebrating the historic milestone by showcasing the stories of advocates, members, and partners who have supported the nonprofit’s mission.

On November 10, United Spinal will host their virtual 75th Anniversary Gala & Community Event. Honorees at the event include Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker, with special guests including Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Tickets to the event are free and can be reserved by clicking here.

At MobilityWorks, our Certified Mobility Consultants are trained to assist people with a variety of mobility needs, including those impacted by a spinal cord injury. Contact us today so our team can help you be there for routine daily activities and special life events.


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