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War Amps Address Label Mailing Accentuates The Positive

October 17, 2011 - Since 1918, The War Amps philosophy has been to "accentuate the positive" in facing and overcoming an amputation. This is the theme of the 2011 address label mailing going out to Canadians starting this week.

A positive attitude is what allowed war amputees, starting right from World War I, to lay the groundwork for a remarkable set of programs that continue strongly today. This attitude has in turn been passed on and embraced wholeheartedly by members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

This includes the young boy who, having lost a leg in a lawnmower accident, has turned a negative to a positive by helping to spread the Association's PLAYSAFE message to other children. Another example is the young multiple amputee who has just received his first computer through JUMPSTART, which provides "Super Champs" like him with computers and assistive devices for schoolwork now and later independence.

The brochure enclosed with the mailing explains how public support of the Address Label Service provides Champs with the artificial limbs they need to lead active lives, regional seminars to meet other child amputees and share information, and counselling based on the tradition of "amputees helping amputees."

Sent as a thank you to supporters of The War Amps Key Tag Service, address labels are not just for envelopes! They can be used to identify items like books, golf clubs, cellphones and cameras, and for filling out name and address information on forms.

The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, or to order address labels call toll-free 1 800 250-3030. The public can now also connect with The War Amps on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

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For More Information

Danita Chisholm
Director of Communications
1 877 606-3342