Gaineswvill, VA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011
Lisa Cypers Kamen, founder of the non profit organization Harvesting Happiness for Heroes, was an invited guest of LA’s KABC Radio Night of Comedy with Joan Rivers, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA on May 5th. A full house of post combat Armed Forces veterans, ticket holders and guests reacted in laughter to the gritty stand-up comedy routine of the veteran performer, as Rivers made jokes at their expense and raised $30,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Among those in the audience were 30 special veterans on a mission. As guests of the HH4Heroes organization, time spent laughing was part of their PTSD therapy.
Kamen, the founder of the Los Angeles based HH4Heroes non profit, focuses on rebuilding a foundation for long term happiness in post combat troops, and their families transitioning through PTSD. “Part of pain management for the HH4Heroes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder therapy is to find avenues of laughter. So many of our veterans dealing with PTSD are contemplating or participating in harmful activities like substance abuse, physical violence, depression and suicide. We work to negate those patterns with sustainable practices that result in a renewed sense of self worth and a base point for cultivating happiness,” says Kamen. “Laughter is key towards the rebuilding process. It was great to see these men and women reconnecting with their smile and genuinely laughing,” stated the documentary filmmaker, author and radio host, Kamen.
HH4Heroes visits post combat troops nationwide to offer vet assistance through group and individual workshops, tiered training sessions, and unique film presentations. Each method is sculpted to re-introduce key steps of happiness in the lives of veterans, caregivers and family members transitioning together through PTSD.
HH4Heroes event participants not only completed their mission, but were able to go above and beyond the laughter in a rare question and answer session for the entire audience with Rivers after the performance. When asked about the evening Kamen stated, “I was honored to be in the presence of so many who have fought for my family and I throughout our nation’s history, and I feel it’s our turn to repay them. I am grateful that our HH4Heroes members and partners had the opportunity to be invited guests of KABC Radio’s event, as a way to show our support of the Wounded Warrior Project.”
For more information on Harvesting Happiness for Heroes visit HH4Heroes.org.
For more information on Lisa Cypers Kamen contact Publicist, Carrie Hill at contact(at)carriehillpr(dot)com
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