From 9/11 to a 911 call, our military and first responders have taken care of our nation and communities, and we need to take care of them when they come home. ~ Former Special Forces and Warriors Heart Founder Tom Spooner
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 11, 2017
During National Recovery Month (September 2017), Warriors Heart, first private residential treatment program in the U.S. solely dedicated to veterans and first responders, will be honored by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at their 3rd Annual Fundraiser Golf Classic on September 20, 2017, in the Chicago, Illinois area. To help raise awareness of veteran suicide and prevention, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market will present donation checks to two charities (Warriors Heart Foundation and Mission 22) at the Cog Hill Country Club (with approximately 450 players on multiple courses). In addition to this golf event, Fresh Thyme will raise funds for the two organizations with a “Round Up for Heroes” at cash registers in September.
Chris Sherrell, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Founder and CEO, emphasized, “We chose Warriors Heart Foundation and Mission 22 as our charities because of their dedication to reduce veteran suicide rates and heal our protectors.” Both Warriors Heart and Mission 22 are focused on reducing the unacceptable average of 20 veteran suicides per day in the US and Law Enforcement Officer suicide.
Former Special Forces and Warriors Heart Founder Tom Spooner shared, “From 9/11 to a 911 call, our military and first responders have taken care of our nation and communities, and we need to take care of them when they come home.”
With 13.3 million American Warriors dealing with the self-medicating struggles of alcohol addiction, prescription and drug addiction, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), Warriors Heart’s vision is to bring 1 million warriors home. In support of this goal, Warriors Heart provides detox, inpatient, outpatient and long-term sober living treatment to those who put their lives on the line for our safety.
Warriors Heart Founder and President Josh Lannon expressed great appreciation, “We are grateful to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market for supporting Warriors Heart’s ‘Strength Thru Healing’ programs and share their ‘Healthy Food and Healthy Values’. Our team is committed to providing our Warriors with a healthy diet during their treatment through the oversight of our dietitian and gourmet chef. We encourage Warriors to continue a healthy lifestyle after they complete the program and return home.”
This annual Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Golf Classic fundraiser will include a special kick-off ceremony with Chicago Blackhawks' Jim Cornelison singing the National Anthem.
After the tournament, Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market will host a reception with Air Force Technical Sgt Dan Anderson singing “America The Beautiful”, a Helicopter Ball Drop Raffle, charity presentations, and check presentations to Warriors Heart Foundation and Mission 22.
Media Contact for Warriors Heart:
Liz Kelly: 310-987-7207
About Warriors Heart
Warriors Heart is the first private treatment center in the U.S. solely dedicated to healing warriors (military, veterans and first responders) dealing with chemical dependencies and PTSD. Warriors Heart Founders and Successful Treatment Providers Josh Lannon (in long-term recovery), Lisa Lannon (Former Law Enforcement Officer) and Tom Spooner (Former Special Forces, Warriors Heart Founder and Mission 22 Co-Founder) are dedicated to healing warriors who put their lives on the line for our safety. This rehabilitation program provides a unique peer-to peer based solution to help the over 13.3 million American Warriors faced with the self-medicating struggles of alcohol addiction, prescription and drug addiction, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in a private, 40-bed facility on a 543-acre ranch. While other rehabilitation centers have a veteran track, the veterans are still mixed with civilians during treatment compared to Warriors Heart that serves warriors only. Warriors Heart's work has been featured in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, CBS Health Watch, KENS5 CBS News San Antonio, FOX 10 News Phoenix, PoliceOne, Woman’s Day and Addiction Pro magazine. There is a 24-hour Warriors Heart hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors. http://warriorsheart.com
About Operation Warriors Heart Foundation
Operation Warriors Heart Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established to provide insurance supplements for “Warriors” seeking healing for chemical dependency and PTSD at Warriors Heart unique peer-to-peer program solely dedicated to warriors (veterans, military, police officers and first responders). h ttp://http://www.operationwarriorsheart.org
About Fresh Thyme
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, health supplement products, and its own line of organic and natural private label products. Fresh Thyme is scheduled to have 70 stores by the end of 2017. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us at http://facebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following @freshthymefm.