as many Americans as we can meet. As a veteran, I want to personally thank them for their love and support throughout the past several years.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2010
The Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) organization will be heading out on tour this June and July to celebrate and thank some of America's greatest heroes: the men and women who bravely fight for our country and their families. Via WWFS, wounded veterans and their families receive an all-expenses-paid retreat to reunite after the hardships of their war injuries. This summer's tour will highlight the work done by WWFS and the incredible impact it has on military families at over 40 stops in cities coast-to-coast.
The WWFS Tour aims to bring awareness to its mission and to its impressive results via stops in major cities and minor towns, at huge sporting events and small shopping centers, and everywhere in between. The whirlwind tour will visit over 30 cities in approximately 25 days, holding short and long events with - and giving congratulatory High Fives to - military families, community members, and Americans of all cultures and backgrounds. Planned events and stops include a presence at the MLB All-Star Game, the 4th of July Parade in Philadelphia, and a special visit to the Blue Angels in Pensacola, Florida. Additionally, Colonel John Folsom, President and Founder of WWFS, will attempt to set the record for most high fives given in a single day on July 4th with the hopes of high fiving President Obama.
The tour will be publicized and tracked extensively online, via the tour website, a daily webcast shot live from the tour vehicle, and on Twitter and Facebook. Interested parties can donate to WWFS in person, or on the High Five Tour website. All donations will be used to continue WWFS's mission of bringing military families happiness.
Colonel Folsom created WWFS with the mission to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The High Five Tour is based off of A Million High Fives, a project created by WWFS Director Of Digital Outreach, Brandon Mendelson, who will join Colonel John Folsom on the tour. The Colonel proposed expanding the project to show America, one person at a time, what WWFS is doing to bring happiness to American military families. Col. Folsom states: "We have a great country whose citizens have always honored and supported her veterans. Our High Five Tour is our way of recognizing those who have supported our veterans and their families. During our tour we will "high five" as many Americans as we can meet. As a veteran, I want to personally thank them for their love and support throughout the past several years."
The tour's impact will be felt nationwide. Through the organization's work, WWFS families from across the nation can take part in the well-deserved rest and relaxation that a family vacation brings. For many of America's veterans, the WWFS family vacation is the only chance they have to unwind and be together. The Morgan Family, WWFS family trip recipients, write: "I wish I could express in words how much this trip meant to our family."
Sponsorship opportunities for the tour are being arranged by Moderne Communications and are still available. Parties interested in sponsoring or making an in-kind donation to the tour should contact Michael Kupfer.
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