Statue of Liberty, in front of the flag.TriWest News

TriWest Gives Generous Donation for 1st Disabled Veteran Memorial

2/26/2010

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — The Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation announced today that TriWest Healthcare Alliance has donated $250,000 toward the nation’s first permanent memorial in Washington D.C. dedicated to living disabled veterans. 

The generous contribution is a significant step forward in the final fundraising phase of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington D.C., said Lois Pope, Chairperson of the Foundation, the not-for-profit organization charged with fundraising for the memorial.

To announce the donation, Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance hosted the official launch reception for the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar, the first commemorative coin released by the United States Mint in 2010. The keepsake commemorative was officially unveiled yesterday during a VIP event at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

“TriWest is committed to preserving the honor of service members who have made tremendous sacrifices serving our country,” said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. “It is our privilege to support The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial and the launch of the first silver dollar commemorating veterans who were permanently disabled in service to our nation.”

The limited-edition collector’s coin honors the more than three million permanently disabled veterans living today and pays tribute to all deceased disabled American veterans. 

“We’re grateful for the generous and selfless fundraising efforts of TriWest Healthcare Alliance,” said Victor Biggs, Executive Director of the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation. “We know TriWest is proud of the excellent example it is setting on behalf of a cause near and dear to the hearts of disabled veterans and their families.”

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial plans to break ground in 2010. Once completed, the memorial will be located on a 2.4-acre site adjacent to the National Mall. Its focal point will be a star-shaped reflecting pool with a single eternal flame. To make a donation or for more information, please visit www.avdlm.org.