2015 In Review with IFHF President Dave Winters
2015 saw wonderful achievements for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and our efforts to support American military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and their families. We broke ground on our sixth Intrepid Spirit Center, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, which will join our network of centers providing the best possible care for wounded heroes suffering the effects of TBI. We joined in celebrating the fifth anniversary of the opening of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, the centerpiece facility for research, diagnosis and treatment for TBI afflicting our wounded heroes in uniform.
IFHF's First Giving Tuesday on December 1
Our country's service members are the brave siblings, spouses, friends, parents, etc. who valiantly fought for our freedom, and returned home suffering from the invisible wounds of war. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund's goal is to provide those service members with the care they need to overcome traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation.
Cranbury Group Presents Check To IFHF Organization On U.S.S. Intrepid Flight Deck
It was “mission accomplished” for a group of Cranbury veterans and others as they gave The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund two checks for more than $16,000 on the flight deck of the carrier-turned-museum in Manhattan on Friday.
Hope for victims of brain injury and PTSD is right in front of us
Every American knows that our greatest national debt is not to holders of our government bonds but to those who have faced fire on freedom’s front – members and veterans of our military. On Veterans’ Day last week the nation honored the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made over the centuries to preserve our freedoms. Both in history and today those sacrifices include living with the wounds of combat, wounds like lost limbs that all can see and others locked inside the injured patriot’s head.
Healing the Brains of American GIs
Intrepid Centers are making remarkable progress against the ‘signature wounds’ of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
IFHF Breaks Ground on new Intrepid Spirit center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in WA
IFHF, representatives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Madigan Army Medical Center today broke ground on a new Intrepid Spirit Center that will diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions in service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The facility will be the sixth in a series of nine centers located at military bases around the country built by the IFHF, a not-for-profit organization and national leader supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Intrepid Spirit Centers currently are operational at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Intrepid Spirit Centers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Hood, Texas are under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
CK Mondavi Family Vineyards Partners with Distributors to Generate Additional Donations for IFHF
CK Mondavi Partners with Southern Wine & Spirits of New York, Connecticut Distributors Inc. and Young’s Market Company of Washington and brings in an additional $10,000 in donations
New IFHF Film Documents Breakthrough Treatment Programs and Hope for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury
Intrepid Spirit centers report more than 90% success rate in returning TBI-suffering military back to duty.
Burr visits injured Marines aboard Camp Lejeune
A U.S. Senator visited injured Marines aboard a local base Friday to better understand traumatic brain injuries and mental health issues.
Traumatic Brain Injury: The Solution Is Here for Servicemen and Civilians Alike
Returning serviceman Pete Scobell remembered: I couldn’t read e-mails let alone write them. My wife would ask me to run to the grocery store, and I would find myself sitting in the parking lot at work. I was taking six Excedrin a day to cope with my headaches. The herniated discs in my neck would keep me up all night unless I drank myself to sleep. I’ll never forget my first consultation at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda when Dr. Robert Koffman said to me, “Pete, you’re broke, but we can fix you.” In an instant I had hope again!
NAPA® Chassis and Global Rallycross Driver Tanner Foust Present Donation to IFHF
Driver of Rockstar/NAPA #34 VW Hosts Guests at Race on Marine Corps Air Base
Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer Headline Fourth of July Festival
Queen Latifah started with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a rap classic, Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd and country singer Sara Evans was a vocal powerhouse when she covered Sam Smith.
Collaboration Helps Vets with Traumatic Brain Injuries Heal
Since 2001, nearly 320,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, Marines and Coast Guard personnel have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. TBI was once considered untreatable.
4th of July Freedom Festival supporting IFHF and the Intrepid Museum
The 4th of July Freedom Festival taking place at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC will feature Amy Schumer, Queen Latifah, Sara Evans, Rachel Platten, Will Hoge and Alternate Routes and will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Intrepid Museum. Tickets on sale now!
Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes Wins The Four-Person Mixed-Gender Division of the 3,000-Mile “Race Across America”
Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes, a group of four elite amateur athletes, today won the four-person mixed-gender division of the 3,000-mile Race Across America (RAAM). Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes crossed the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland in just six days, 13 hours, and 49 minutes. The race started in Oceanside, California on June 20. With the support of individual donors and sponsors including UFC and JPMorgan Chase & Co., Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes raised more than $640,000 for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
UFC® Becomes Title Sponsor of Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes’ 3,000-Mile “Race Across America”
Cycling Team Seeks to Raise Money for Troops Combating Traumatic Brain Injuries and Psychological Health Conditions
Outdoor Spin Event in NYC to Benefit Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes
Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes, a four-person cycling team that will race their bicycles more than 3,000 miles across the country in the Race Across America, has partnered with Avenue of the Americas Association and Drill Fitness to host an outdoor charity cycling event that will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) on Wednesday, June 10th from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the 1345 Avenue of the Americas plaza, between 54th Street and 55th Street, in Manhattan.
Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes to Bike Over 3,000 Miles Across the Country in "Race Across America"
A group of four elite amateur athletes will ride their bicycles more than 3,000 miles, from California to Maryland, in the 34th annual Race Across America (RAAM) to raise funds and awareness for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a not-for-profit organization and national leader supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
Hope for Traumatic Brain Injury in U.S. Troops
This past Memorial Day, millions of Americans respectfully honored our military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Today, many of our soldiers have been fortunate to return home after their tour of duty, but live in a state of silent suffering.
After 20 Years, a SEAL Deploys to Civilian Life
Sent into combat zones 11 times, Brian O’Rourke now will be battling for veterans’ well-being.
Maj. Steve Taylor, USMC: Traumatic Brain Injury: Awakening From the Nightmare
It was a year of constant fatigue, compounded by constant migraines, insomnia and a failing memory. I wasn’t the same person I was before combat. Family, friends or anyone else that tried to tell me I had changed were usually met with denial or worse, a barrage of four letter words that created lasting wounds, which I am still trying to mend.
CK Mondavi Family Vineyards Announces Its Fourth Annual Donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund with Donations Now Totaling $105,000
CK Mondavi announces that the 2015 in-store promotions will run May through August to support the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces
Congratulations Dave Cockman on completing your 600-mile run across North Carolina in just 14 days!
We are incredibly grateful for the support of Dave Cockman, who has just completed his incredibly ambitious goal of running 600 miles across the state of North Carolina begun on April 4.
David A. Winters: Facilities at Fort Bliss, elsewhere will offer hope for traumatic brain injury
Returning Navy SEAL Lt. Pete Scobell remembered, "I couldn't read emails let alone write them. My wife would ask me to run to the grocery store, and I would find myself sitting in the parking lot at work. I was taking six Excedrin a day to cope with my headaches. The herniated discs in my neck would keep me up all night unless I drank myself to sleep.
Cary Man To Run Across North Carolina To Support Our Troops
Dave Cockman of Cary, NC, will attempt a solo, self-supported 600-mile run across North Carolina in April to raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a leading wounded veterans charity. The run will start on April 4, 2015 from the border of Tennessee/North Carolina, just west of Murphy, NC and finish at the Atlantic Ocean on Jennette's Pier. Calling his run “The Murphy to Manteo 600,” Cockman plans to cover 50 miles a day for 12 days.
NICoE Garners Kudos for Data Collection System
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence here received special recognition from Government Computer News for successful innovation of the continuity management tool that NICoE launched in 2014.
IAS Claim Services Donates $20,000 to IFHF
San Antonio company donates all proceeds from claims on Veterans Day 2014