Hope For The Warriors' Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration Media Advisory

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The Annual Celebration Honors Service Members, Their Families, and Families of the Fallen

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

From:        Hope For The Warriors®
Contact:    Anne Barnwell, 910.554.1505, abarnwell(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org

Event:        Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration

Date:        Thursday, October 2, 2014

Address:    The Army and Navy Club
901 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Schedule:    6 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7 p.m. Ceremony

Media:    Please contact Anne Barnwell, 910.554.1505, abarnwell(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org prior to the event to arrange interviews

The event will include: Cocktail reception, Elegant Dining, Silent Auction and The Vigiano Family Hope & Courage Awards Ceremony

Dress: Civilian: Cocktail attire, Military: Appropriate Military Uniform or Coat and Tie

The 2014 Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration in Washington, DC will be Thursday, October 2, 2014 at The Army and Navy Club. This signature event honors the courage of our wounded service members, their families, and the families of the fallen. Proceeds from the Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

1st Lt. Ed Salau will emcee the Celebration. Col. David W. Sutherland, USA (Ret.) will be the event’s Guest Speaker. The Vigiano Family Hope & Courage Awards honorees for the Celebration will be 1st Lt. Brian Donarski, USA (Ret.), Sgt. 1st Class Gary Everett, USA (Ret.), Spc. Edward Heddinger, USA (Ret.), and Jeff and Maura Brodeur, Courageous Caregivers.

For more information on the 2014 Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration, please visit http://www.gotheartgivehope.org.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for three consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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