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Bob Woodruff Foundation Hosts Stand Up For Heroes at Ronald Reagan Building

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Bob Woodruff Foundation Hosts Stand Up For Heroes at Ronald Reagan Building

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Nationally known and award winning ABC News’ TV anchor Bob Woodruff suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)  and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 2006 from a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq.  He and his wife Lee founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to benefit our military members.  On, June 16th, they are hosting Stand Up for Heroes at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.  The Master of Ceremonies will be Jon Stewart, and will feature one of the most current  popular bands and 2011 Grammy-award winning Train!

 

Lee and Bob Woodruff (Photo Credit: MonsterAndCritics.com)


The event will draw more than 800 friends of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, including senior military officials, corporate and association executives, service members, members of the media, congressional leaders, and Administration officials who share a demonstrated commitment to our nation’s military families and veterans.
Proceeds from the evening will help the Bob Woodruff Foundation in their efforts to ensure our nation’s injured service members, veterans and their families return to a homefront ready to support them.
Statistics:
2.2 million Americans have volunteered to serve our nation in uniform.
More than 1.9 million U.S. service members have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since September 11, 2001.
More than 35,000 service members have been physically wounded.
It is estimated that more than 320,000 have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
More than 300,000 have psychological wounds.
BWF works to support all injured service members with a special emphasis onthe Hidden Injuries of War – Traumatic Brain Injury and Combat Stress. While the wounds of these injuries may not always be visible, their impact is felt long after a service member returns and their treatment is often the most costly and difficult to attain.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation has raised over $8.5 million for injured service members.
To date, BWF has invested $5.8 million on public awareness, education, and national and community programs which is estimated to impact approximately 516,000 service members, veterans, family members, and support personnel.
Through 85 grants to charitable organizations around the country, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has funded programs to reintegrate injured service members and assist their families with the transition.
A side note, I saw Bob Woodruff at the GI Film Festival last year.  He monitored a conversation among Glenn Close, Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton the director of the Defense Centers for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and PTSD suffer Bill Campbell’s wife about PTSD.  Ms. Close showed her documentary Pax about a dog named Pax, trained by a female prisoner, that helps soldier Bill Campbell with PTSD.  It is obvious that Mr. Woodruff takes TBI and PTSD as a very serious issue.  Mr. Woodruff was quite charismatic and funny at the event.  I was really impressed by him.
WHEN: Thurs, June 16, 2011
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
For more information, email BWF@Hayespr.com or call 703-288-8694.
TICKETS: Various opportunities available starting at $500 per couple. Sponsorship packages are available starting at $5,000. For details, please call Katie Maness at 703-288-8694 or email kmaness@hayespr.com.

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In 2008, I launched AskMissA.com which grew from my personal blog into a site with 700 writers, covering the intersection of charity & lifestyle in 20 U.S. cities. With Charity + Life, I am going back to a personal blog where I can share my favorite things, and continue to shine a light on nonprofits, and cause marketing campaigns to inspire others to give as they live.

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