Sinise Returns as Host, 2013 Got Heart, Give Hope(R) Gala

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Hope For The Warriors® honors wounded service members, caregivers and families of the fallen for their hope and courage. Those honored have demonstrated strength and resiliency in the face of adversity.

Gary Sinise and John Vigiano present a Hope & Courage Award to an honoree

Gary Sinise and John Vigiano present a Hope & Courage Award to an honoree

Service members and military families demonstrate overwhelming courage and resiliency in the face of adversity.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Hope For The Warriors® will honor combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen at the Got Heart, Give Hope® Gala at The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C. The black-tie event will feature television and movie actor Gary Sinise as the awards ceremony host. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

Sinise will be joined by top military and political leaders and a guest speaker still to be announced. Last year’s speaker was Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“Service members and military families demonstrate overwhelming courage and resiliency in the face of adversity,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President said. “The Gala celebrates and honors their courage as they deal with extraordinary challenges.”

The Hope & Courage Awards will be presented to representatives from each branch of the military, in addition to family members of wounded and fallen service members. Hope For The Warriors® will honor the courage of each award recipient, focusing on the hope they inspire through their remarkable stories of recovery and achievement.

Sinise is a member of the nonprofit’s advisory council and the founder of the recently established Gary Sinise Foundation. Hope For The Warriors® is one of the foundation’s charity partners.

Country singer James Wesley will be the musical guest for the evening. Wesley is a GAC Top 20 Country Singer and singer of the hit singles, Didn’t I and Real. He has performed for Hope For The Warriors® in the past and is devoted to supporting service members and military families.

For more information about the 2012 Got Heart, Give Hope® Gala, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Emma Riley (eriley(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org), 212.471.9479.

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), 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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