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Bo Derek again chairs rehab events.

* Actress Bo Derek will serve once again as honorary chair of the VA's National Rehabilitation Special Events.

In this rote since 2001, Derek has improved public awareness of veterans' issues, encouraged participation in the events and visited VA medical centers around the country.

VA's rehabilitation events consist of four annual programs: the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic which is co-sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the National Veterans Golden Age Games and the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

"VA's National Rehabilitation Special Events promote the healing of body and spirit, which helps veterans improve their independence and enjoy a higher quality of life," said Derek. "I am deeply honored and moved to once again serve as the honorary chair of a truly noble cause on behalf of America's veterans."

No stranger to veterans' causes, Derek's father, Paul Collins, was a radio operator during the Korean War, and both her stepfather and her late husband, John Derek, were veterans.
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Title Annotation:Department of Veterans Affairs' National Rehabilitation Special Events
Publication:DAV Magazine
Article Type:Brief Article
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Date:Jan 1, 2005
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