DPC Education Center to Honor Former Senator John Culver at Upcoming Gala

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.



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DPC Education Center to Honor Former Senator John Culver at Upcoming

Gala

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DPC

Education Center will honor Former United States Senator John Culver

at its Inaugural Gala on March 11, 2014. "Senator Culver came to

Washington, DC to fight for a better and more just society," said

Nancy L. Scott, the DPC Education Center Board President. "We are

honored to recognize his many years of dedicated public service and

very much appreciate his efforts to increase public awareness of

kidney disease."

Senator Culver advocated for countless bills to advance our nation and

its people. Perhaps none were more important to kidney disease

patients than the 1972 law expanding Medicare coverage to include

dialysis treatment for all kidney failure patients, not just those

over the age of 65. Then Representative Culver was joined by 304

colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to enact this

life-saving provision into law.

During his distinguished career in Congress, Senator Culver supported

a wide range of progressive issues from civil liberties and

environmental protection to foreign assistance and domestic

infrastructure. In fact, during his third year in the Senate, The New

Yorker wrote that "Culver had already established himself as one of

the more effective members of the Senate." This two-part series about

Senator Culver was turned into the book "Senator" by Elizabeth Drew.

"I want to congratulate the DPC Education Center for its efforts to

increase the understanding of kidney disease. I am pleased to support

its efforts to raise public awareness of kidney disease," said Senator

Culver a current dialysis patient.

The Inaugural Gala of DPC Education Center will be held in Washington,

D.C. at 101 Constitution Avenue's Rooftop Terrace. For tickets,

please contact Kristy Lukaszewski at 202-789-6931 or

klukaszewski@dialysispatients.org. Individual tickets are also

available online at www.DPCEdCenter.org.

About DPC Education Center DPC Education Center is an affiliate of

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) and is dedicated to improving kidney

patients' quality of life and reducing the occurrence of End Stage

Renal Disease (ESRD) through education and by developing awareness of

dialysis and kidney disease issues, improving the partnership between

patients and caregivers, and developing favorable public policy

solutions.

The DPC Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable

organization governed by kidney disease patients. It is an affiliate

of Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC). All donations to DPC Education

Center are tax-deductible to the full extent of applicable laws. EIN

37-1698796

http://www.DPCEdCenter.org

Contact Hrant Jamgochian, JD, LL.M. Executive Director DPC Education

Center 122 C Street NW, Suite 510 Washington, DC 20001 Phone:

202-789-6933 Toll free: 866-877-4242 FAX: 202-789-6935

SOURCE DPC Education Center

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