Congressman Runyan Tours Facility Helping Veterans

Aug 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday August 16th, Congressman Jon Runyan (R-NJ) toured Bancroft Brain Injury Services in Cherry Hill.  The facility helps both veterans and civilians recovering from traumatic brain injuries.  Last year Bancroft was selected as one of only 21 organizations nationwide to participate in a pilot program through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to provide brain-injury services to veterans.

“One of my main focuses since being elected to Congress has been to help our nation’s warfighters and veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries while serving their country,” said Congressman Runyan.  “Bancroft has been doing a fantastic job helping veterans who are suffering with these injuries.  I was honored to meet people served by Bancroft, hear their stories and learn about their daily struggles.  These men and women are an inspiration to many, including myself.  I look forward to keeping in contact with Bancroft to ensure that all is being done to ensure our nation’s veterans receive the best care possible.”

Said Toni Pergolin, Bancroft president and CEO: “Programs like ours truly help veterans rebuild their lives. We appreciate Rep. Runyan spending time with our veterans to hear directly from them how they’ve been affected. We’re proud to have such an outspoken leader on veterans’ issues as our representative in Congress.”

Congressman Runyan is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Veterans Affairs Committee, and the Natural Resources Committee.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.   In addition to his Committee assignments, Congressman Runyan is a member of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force.