Local Veteran to be Honored at Annual Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration in Washington, DC

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Hope For The Warriors® event will recognize women who serve

Hope For The Warriors® is pleased to announce that local Army veteran SPC Catherine Bane will be honored at the Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration in Washington, DC on November 4, 2015. The theme of this year’s Celebration is “Women Who Inspire Through Service.” Bane will be recognized for her service and leadership to military families in her community. All proceeds of the event will go to Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope to our service members and our military families.

A Wisconsin native, Bane joined the United States Army in 2003 after being inspired to serve by her grandfathers, father, and brothers. While serving she met her husband, a United States Marine. After marrying him in 2007, Bane chose not to re-enlist and took on the role of Marine Wife and mother to their three children: Faith, John David, and Brock.

In May 2011, Bane ran her first half marathon at the 5th Annual Run For The Warriors® Inaugural Half Marathon. After participating in the race, she confided in Hope For The Warriors® her experience of sexual assault while serving in the Army. Through Hope For The Warriors®, her family, her children, and the patience and love of her husband, Bane rediscovered her self-worth, confidence, and value. She began accomplishing things she never imagined she could and healed through hope.

Bane and her family continue to grow through Hope For The Warriors® Sports & Recreation programs. As a family, they participate in the Run For The Warriors® event series, where their daughter and both sons completed their first 5Ks. The Bane Family is active with Team Hope For The Warriors® and local North Carolina events like Kayak For The Warriors. As advocates of Hope For The Warriors®, the Bane family is committed to sharing hope through raising funds, awareness, and helping other veterans and military families.

Bane now works as a physical education teacher at Annunciation Catholic School in Havelock, North Carolina while continuing her education at Liberty University.

The highlight of the Celebration will be the presentation of The Vigiano Family Hope & Courage Awards to seven honorees—service members and veterans, civilians and caregivers—focusing on the HOPE they symbolize through their remarkable stories and service.

The Honorees:

  •     SPC Catherine Bane, USA
  •     SFC Angela Green, USAR
  •     Courtney Spaeth, CEO of growth.[period]
  •     Jan Vigiano, Gold Star Mother
  •     Lee Woodruff, Caregiver
  •     Juana Carrizales, USMC Caregiver
  •     Erin Thede, Director of Employer Partnership

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


Hope For The Warriors® Mission Statement
We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for four 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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