National Pretzel Day April 26 - Free Pretzels when you Support IFHF!
Ben’s Soft Pretzels Raises Funds for Fallen Veterans on National Pretzel Day. Amish-inspired Pretzel Bakery Gives Away Free Pretzels on April 26 in Exchange for Donations.
IFHF Opens New $11 Million Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Bragg, NC
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Opens New $11 Million Intrepid Spirit Center That Will Treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health Conditions in U.S. Service Members at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
IFHF and Womack Army Medical Center to open Fort Bragg Intrepid Sprit
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) and the Womack Army Medical Center will officially open the new Intrepid Spirit center at Fort Bragg, which will treat U.S. service members suffering from TBI and psychological health conditions, on March 31 at 11 a.m.
IFHF Receives More Than $2.1 Million Donation From NAPA Auto Parts’ Annual “Get Back and Give Back” Campaign
NAPA AUTO PARTS this week announced it raised more than $2.109 million through its annual “Get Back and Give Back” campaign 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. NAPA AUTO PARTS President Dan Askey presented a check to Arnold Fisher, Honorary Chairman of the IFHF, and Dave Winters, President of the IFHF, at the NAPA AUTO PARTS Spring Leadership Meeting on February 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
Fort Hood: Intrepid Spirit Center opens
Former TX Governor Rick Perry to Join IFHF & Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center to Open Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Hood
New center will treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions in U.S. service members.
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
VA Tech Coach Beamer Makes Donation to IFHF
The Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today that head football coach Frank Beamer has made a $25,000 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to commemorate Veterans Day.
NAPA AUTO PARTS' "Get Back and Give Back" Campaign Raises $1.725 Million for IFHF
NAPA AUTO PARTS presented a check for $1,725,000 to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Honorary Chairman Arnold Fisher at a special dinner of NAPA executives and Distribution Center general managers on Thursday, October 23. The check represents funds raised through NAPA’s Get Back and Give Back program, which allows NAPA customers to support the Fund by donating some or all of the rebates they receive for purchasing selected NAPA parts during the program period. This represents the largest contribution to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in 2014. This is the third year that NAPA has supported the Fund through the Get Back and Give Back program, which to date has raised a total of $3 million.
USA Truck Continues Military Support Through Partnership With IFHF
In conjunction with Driver Appreciation Week September 14-20, 2014, USA Truck will again donate $1 in the name of each of our drivers ($2,500 total) to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
IFHF Dedicates Intrepid Spirit at Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell Center is the third of nine to be completed nationwide to treat traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions in America’s wounded military service members
Virginia Tech Football Announces Military Appreciation / White Effect Game Supporting IFHF
Helmets to be auctioned off; Proceeds to benefit Herma's Readers and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
IFHF Receives $15,000 Donation From 17-Year Old Norman Stark, Who Took On The Challenge To Swim Lake Erie
Erie Resident Raises Vital Funds For America’s Wounded Military Heroes
Motor Home Specialist Supports Veterans Through IFHF
The Motor Home Specialist is once again supporting those brave men and women who have been injured serving our country, with a special July promotion to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. All through July, the Texas-based business will donate $1,000 to IFHF for every RV they sell. This is the second year Motor Home Specialist have chosen to support IFHF in this way and they have already donated over $250,000.
Country Music Star Jamie Lee Thurston Returns to Perform in Chateaugay July 25th to Raise Awareness for IFHF
Jamie Lee Thurston is an accomplished singer, songwriter, producer and arguably one of the best Country Music entertainers living in Nashville. Jamie Lee’s booming baritone voice delivers heart pounding, emotionally charged lyrics that remind you of good times partying with friends and close relationships long ago forgotten.
NAPA Launches 3rd Get Back and Give Back Campaign to Support IFHF
NAPA AUTO PARTS is once again launching its “Get Back and Give Back” Campaign to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a not-for-profit organization that serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Starting today and running through July, the “Get Back and Give Back” Campaign makes it easy for those interested to contribute to the IFHF, which this year is raising funds to build new facilities focused on the diagnosis and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes Crosses Finish Line In 1st Place After Completeing The 3,000 Mile “Race Across America”
Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes, a group of eight elite amateur and former professional athletes, finished the 3,000 mile, coast-to-coast Race Across America on Friday, June 20th - taking just five days and twenty hours to cross the finish line in Annapolis, MD. The team came in first place in the eight person team division and raised over $580,000 for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in the process.
Tanner Foust & NAPA Chassis Kick Off ‘Get Back And Give Back’ 2014 Campaign
July marks the start of “Get Back and Give Back,” the annual fundraising campaign from NAPA AUTO PARTS that benefits Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Kicking off the month of giving, Tanner Foust presented the Fund with a $5,000 donation on behalf of NAPA Chassis.
Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes to Ride in Cross-Country“Race Across America” to Raise Money for IFHF
Eight-Man Team to Bike Over 3,000 Miles in Six Days, to Raise $250,000 for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. All Funds Raised will be used to Diagnose and Treat Returning Service Members for Invisible Wounds of War.
Precise Leads’ Memorial Day Campaign Raises Funds for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Precise Leads, the insurance marketing company, commemorated Memorial Day this year by raising funds to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
IFHF Breaks Ground at Fort Hood, TX on New Center for TBI and PTS
Ft. Hood Intrepid Spirit Center is Fifth of Nine Planned Facilities Across the Country
PepsiCo Supports Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes On Its Cross-Country “Race Across America” To Raise Money For IFHF
PepsiCo has signed on as the title sponsor to support Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes, a group of eight elite amateur and former professional athletes who will ride their bicycles more than 3,000 miles, coast-to-coast, in the 32nd Annual Race Across America in order to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which is building a set of nine medical diagnostic and treatment centers to help wounded military heroes returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
IFHF Receives $10K Donation from Veterans Health Medical Supply
Lt. Gen. Edgar R. Anderson, retired Air Force Surgeon General, Melisa Schultz, Chief Operating Officer of Veterans Health Medical Supply, and Mrs. Anderson present a check for $10,000 to David A. Winters, president of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund on the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum in New York City.
CK Mondavi Family Vineyards Partners with IFHF on 3rd Annual Donation Program
CK Mondavi in-store promotion runs May through August 2014 to financially support the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces
Disabled Veterans Embarking On Cross-Country Bike Tour To Benefit Veterans Starts Their Journey
Ken Carr and Team to Bike 5,000 Miles to Raise Funds for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Plaza Construction Donates $100K+ to IFHF Through Annual Golf Tournament
Brad Meltzer, President of Plaza Construction Group Florida presents a check to IFHF Honorary Co-Chair MSgt Earl Covel, USAF raised through their annual golf tournament at at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, FL.
17-Year-Old IFHF Supporter Pledges to Swim Across Lake Erie
Norman was inspired by the challenges that many brave veterans and their families face every day. This inspiration led him to decide to swim across the lake in order to raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. After this event he immediately contacted his good friend and mentor, Josh Heynes, and started the planning process a few months later.
IFHF Hits Construction Milestone At Fort Campbell, KY
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announced today that the construction of the third in a series of nine National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers has reached a new milestone with a watertight roof and 90% of plumbing and electric work complete.
IFHF Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
$100,000 Follows Previous Donations to Help Construct Medical Facilities for Wounded Heroes Struggling with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress
IFHF Breaks Ground on 4th NICoE Satellite Center at Fort Bragg, NC
Military leaders, including Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Commanding General for the XVIII Airborne Corps, joined leaders of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) at a groundbreaking ceremony here today marking the start of construction for the fourth in a series of nine National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers. These centers, each called Intrepid Spirit, are designed to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in our wounded service members.
Western State Design Raises Over $40,000 for IFHF
Launching their fundraising campaign in June 2013 at the CLEAN show in New Orleans, Western State Design (WSD) pledged a portion of sales from every new Dexter coin-op washer and dryer purchased by the laundries, to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund’s campaign to support service members suffering from traumatic brain injuries and Post Traumatic Stress. On January 6, 2014, WSD and Dexter Laundry together donated in excess of $40,000 to the Fund.
IFHF Receieves $500K Donation From The Military Order Of The Purple Heart Service Foundation
IFHF today announced it has received a $500,000 donation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation Service Foundation to jumpstart the construction of a fourth in a series of nine planned centers nationwide to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in returning service members. IFHF will break ground on the new Intrepid Spirit NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Satellite Center at Fort Bragg, NC in early 2014.
Gingerbreads 4 Giving Back
American Homesmith is now holding the 1st Annual AHS Gingerbread Charity build off! Members from their team will be building and posting the gingerbread homes they build on their Facebook page for viewing and voting. Vote for your favorite and the house with the most “likes” will receive a $5,000 charity grant! Voting will close at the end of the business day on Friday so get in your votes now!
Disabled USN Vet Launches You Matter Bike Tour for IFHF in 2014
Ken Carr, a disabled veteran of the U.S. Navy with a Traumatic Brain Injury has taken on a new project in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. On April 22, 2014, accompanied by another disabled veteran and good friend, Carr will ride their bicycles 5,000 miles across the country with the goal of generating donations for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to complete the construction of nine NICoE Satellite Centers for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress.
The duo will be paying their own way, relying on sponsors to provide equipment needed for the trip. The trip is being called the You Matter Bike Tour to let other wounded veterans know they matter. Carr plans to set media stops at military hospitals and landmarks along the route and visit other wounded warriors at bases and various centers to meet with other intrepid heroes in person and let them know that this ride is for them.
Precise Leads’ Veteran’s Day Campaign Supports Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Precise Leads, who provides marketing services to the insurance industry, marked Veteran’s Day this year with a fund-raising effort to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
INTREPID documentary features National Intrepid Center of Excellence
From EMMY AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER, Michael King, INTREPID the documentary. More than 280,000 service members have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury since 2000. Nearly 150,000 service members have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress. These invisible wounds are the signature injuries of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in many cases are injuries that service members will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Who are these men and women? What are their personal stories of sacrifice, stress, pain and suffering? How have their families been affected? Who is caring for them? What is being done to provide care and services for these men and women who have given so much in defense of their country? Who is and will be responsible for the potentially hundreds of thousands of veterans who will come forward in the future and seek care from TBI or PTS? Will our nation be prepared? The documentary is currently seeking tax-deductible donations for the production http://documentary.org/fsp/4008 then type in Intrepid to make donations or contact www.michaelkingproductionsllc.com
USA Truck honors veteran team members with donation to IFHF
In observance of Veterans Day, USA Truck will make a donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund on behalf of each of its veteran team members.
UFC to To Host Fight For The Troops™ Event On Fox Sports 1 Benefitting IFHF
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and FOX Sports 1 have joined forces to present UFC Fight For The Troops, a special three-hour live televised event on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 9 p.m. ET, to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in support of the brave men and women serving our nation in the United States Armed Forces. Headlined by Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy and featuring armed forces veterans Liz Carmouche and Colton Smith, the fights will be attended by thousands of soldiers from Fort Campbell, home to the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
IFHF Dedicates Second NICoE Satellite Center, Intrepid Spirit, at Camp Lejeune, NC
Over the past 12 years, more than 2.5 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and hundreds of thousands of service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, due to IEDs, combat related incidents and training activities. Today, those service members, and thousands of others who have yet to receive a diagnosis have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million “Intrepid Spirit” NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Satellite Center set to provide crucial treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in returning service members at Camp Lejeune, NC.
Closet Central in Nanuet, NY supports IFHF Oct-Dec 2013
Closet Central in Nanuet, NY is launching a campaign to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund! Now through December, Closet Central will donate $50 to IFHF for every closet installation job.
Motor Home Specialist Raises $265,000 for IFHF
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announced it has received $265,000 in donations from Motor Home Specialist to support the construction of nine National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at military bases around the country, designed to provide new hope for returning service members coping with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
Virginia Tech Football Team Supports IFHF
Head Coach Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech football team announced today the orange camouflage helmets and white military-themed jerseys to be worn during the Hokies’ “Military Appreciation” game vs. Marshall will be auctioned off online at hokiesports.com, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
IFHF Dedicates First NICoE Satellite Center, Intrepid Spirit, at Fort Belvoir, VA
Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.5 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and hundreds of thousands of service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, due to IEDs, combat related incidents and training activities. Today, those service members, and thousands of others who have yet to receive a diagnosis have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million “Intrepid Spirit” NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Satellite Center set to provide crucial treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in returning service members at Ft. Belvoir, VA.
USA Truck Expands Military Support Through Partnership With IFHF
In recognition of Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 15-21, 2013, USA Truck will donate $1 in the name of each of its drivers to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This is the second initiative from USA Truck in support of Intrepid; the first was a Facebook campaign through July 4, 2013 that resulted in a $2,500 donation from USA Truck.
Forever UNCONFINED, Inc. – Honoring our Heroes & Supporting IFHF
Forever Unconfined, Inc., was developed with the knowledge that a portion of the company’s proceeds would go towards supporting various nonprofits.
Western State Design Supports IFHF Through Sales of Coin-Op Laundry Equipment
Leading distributor of Dexter coin-op laundry machines helps raise money for returning service men and women who suffer from traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress.
John Amerspek’s WWII Memoir Available on Amazon Benefitting IFHF
After John Amerspek turned 22, he spent three years in Europe. His trip began in February, 1943, on Staten Island, when he boarded the Army transport ship Argentina, along with a few thousand others headed for the European front and World War II. John would go on to participate in six invasions and the liberation of Dachau. His memoir recounting these years at war is now available on Amazon.com: From Casablanca to Dachau: A GI Recalls.
NAPA Launches 2nd Annual Get Back & Give Back Campaign for IFHF
NAPA AUTO PARTS is once again launching its "Get Back and Give Back" Campaign to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a not-for-profit organization that serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Starting today and running through July, the "Get Back and Give Back" Campaign makes it easy for those interested to contribute to the IFHF, which this year is raising funds to build new facilities focused on the diagnosis and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Motor Home Specialist Supports Veterans by Donating to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
MHSRV, The #1 Volume Selling Dealer in the World with 1 Location, is celebrating the 4th of July All Month Long by Contributing $1,000 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for EVERY NEW RV they sell in the month of July.
IFHF Receives $250,000 Donation From Columbus Citizens Foundation for Construction of NICoE Satellite Centers
Days After Groundbreaking for Third Treatment Center in Fort Campbell, KY, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Receives Renewed Support
Vietnam Vet's Cross-Country Ride To Benefit Brain Injury Sufferers
With the goal of raising awareness for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, Vietnam veteran Russ Mowry will travel across America and Canada in his vintage 1959 Elva Courier retracing the exact path he traveled 50 years earlier.
IFHF Breaks Ground at Fort Campbell, KY for New Brain Injury Center to Treat TBI and PTS in America’s Military Service Members
Intrepid Spirit at Fort Campbell KY is Third of Nine Planned Centers Nationwide
On the Road Again: Willie Nelson and family play gig to benefit IFHF
Last night at the Four Seasons: a brilliant new idea for fund-raising in New York, the first in a series of “Cabaret for a Cause” with Willie Nelson and family playing a one-night-only gig to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) and the military men and women of our nation. The Series is the brainchild of Susan (Mrs. Jack) Rudin and Marketing and Events executive Wendy Kleinman.
IFHF & The Four Seasons Restaurant Present Cabaret for a Cause Featuring Willie Nelson and Family!
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund & the Four Seasons Restaurant invite you to Cabaret for a Cause featuring music legend Willie Nelson and Family with a welcome by journalist and the former news anchor for the CBS Evening News, Dan Rather.
CK Mondavi Announces Second Annual Program Supporting The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Leading Producer of Popularly Priced, American-made Wines Supports Military Personnel and Their Families
Tee It Up For The Troops Gifts $30,000 to IFHF
New Tee It Up For The Troops (TIUFTT) President Paul Anderson presents a check for $30,000 to Intrepid Fallen Heroes President David Winters on the flight deck of the Aircraft carrier Intrepid on April 16. TIUFTT has generously supported the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and other efforts serving our nation’s military personnel and veterans and their families. This week’s contribution is the most recent of many donations to the Fund over the past several years.
Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment, Research Pay Off
Service members who have suffered severe traumatic brain injuries and psychological ills can benefit from an intensive four-week program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence here.
IFHF announces partnership with the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), to raise up to $250,000 for the construction of 9 NICoE Satellite Centers
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has announced a partnership with the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), to raise up to $250,000 for the construction of nine NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Satellite Centers at military bases around the country, designed to provide new hope for those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Recieves Donation From Atlanta Law Firm To Help Wounded Military Heroes
Henningsen Injury Attorneys P.C. Steps Up With $5,000 Donation
IFHF Launches New Make It Visible Campaign
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is launching an important new effort that will provide critical help to American service members who are returning from combat suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS) and related afflictions. It is estimated that as many as 625,000 returning servicemembers are suffering from TBI or PTS today, with over 60% failing to be properly diagnosed. They need our help now.
Used to Helping, a Chaplain Finds the Tables Turned
By James Dao for the New York Times
It was Lt. Col. Richard Brunk’s second Sunday in Baghdad, and so, of course, there was church. Only 16 soldiers showed up, but that was good for that busy day, election day across Iraq. The presiding chaplain asked everyone to take seats up front. It was a providential move.
NAPA AUTO PARTS Group Executives Present a Check for $350,000 to IFHF
The impressive contribution represents the successful “Get back and Give Back” program NAPA and its dealerships ran throughout the busy travel month of July, 2012. NAPA customers received up to a $25 mail-in rebate for every battery, alternator, and starter they purchased, which they could choose to donate all or a portion of to IFHF. Additionally, NAPA donated $1 to IFHF for each redeemed rebate
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund To Raise $100 Million For Military To Build Vet Medical Centers
Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is getting a hand from a private foundation that is building medical centers specializing in the signature physical and psychological injuries of Iraq and Afghanistan.
1st Annual Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Golf Outing at West Point Golf Course and The Thayer Hotel
Tee off in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, serving US military personnel wounded or injured in service and their families.
Capitol Supply's "Like" to Give Campaign Continues
Capitol Supply holds a “Like” to Give Campaign devoted raising funds for the A-Rated military charity, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
NAPA AUTO PARTS Joins Forces with Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Invites Customers to “Get Back And Give Back”
NAPA AUTO PARTS Launches New Fundraising Effort to Honor, Support Men and Women of the Armed Forces
IFHF Breaks Ground on 2 new $11-Million Centers to treat TBI and PTS in America's wounded military service members
First Two of Several Centers to be Built in Fort Belvoir, VA and Camp Lejeune, NC. Centers will Increase Capacity and Enhance Care
Catch Jonathan Auerbach's May 26 "Brave Woman, Brave Man" concert from Martha's Vineyard on YouTube
From the Field Club in Katama of the Boat House in Edgartown is a concert to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Dukes County Veterans Services of Martha's Vineyard
Voices Only A Cappella supports IFHF with a cappella "Voices That Care" project
Produced by Corey Slutsky of Voices Only A Cappella, this is an a cappella cover version of the '90s David Foster collaboration in support of the troops serving in the Gulf War.
Memorial Day Marathon Races to Raise Over $30,000 for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
In the third year since its inception the Memorial Day Marathon Races held in Lenox, MA has already raised over $30,000 in 2012 and that number continues to climb. In its first year the race only raised $1,800 for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund but in just two short years the number has grown exponentially. Aided by a partnership with Crowdrise, a social networking/online fundraising site the MDM Races were able to better reach out to runners with a common interest in raising money for the IFHF. Crowdrise is also used by the New York City Marathon as its fundraising portal.
Junior Racer Spends Her Weekend Out Supporting Our Troops
Kaitlin Fox is much like the typical 12 yr-old girl in many aspects. She is an honor student at school, likes music, roller skating, and hanging out with her friends whenever possible. She also has some other interests that definitely set her apart from the average girl her age. Kaitlin spends most of her weekends either bracket racing her Jr. Dragster in NHRA competition or promoting a charity she represents at various community events. Kaitlin along with her family have been campaigning US armed forces themed Jr. Dragsters since 2007.
The Mark of Fine Art presented by Maker's Mark at the New York Marriott Marquis
Maker's Mark invites you to the 8th floor every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5PM-7PM. Come watch as a handcrafted piece of art inspired by their handcrafted bourbon is created live.
BattleSaint™ teams up with the Hamilton family to bring awareness to Post Traumatic Stress
During March, BattleSaint™ teams up with Dan Hamilton’s family to honor him and others suffering from PTS. We hope this effort will bring much needed attention to this devastating condition.
CK Mondavi Vineyards partners with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
CK Mondavi Vineyards, a leading American family-owned producer of top quality wines is proud to announce its support of The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. In the months of March and April, CK Mondavi will support an in-store program designed to bring attention to this noble organization and their worthy cause. A donation based on performance during these two months will be made to the Fund with additional messaging for consumers encouraging them to make a direct donation to the organization.
For the Entire Month of February: Shop Online with Silpada and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund!
Great news...there is still time to place your order! Better hurry, though, because time is running out. All orders are due by the deadline listed below!
Center for the Intrepid Celebrates 5th Anniversary
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – The world’s most technologically advanced rehabilitation center for amputees and burn victims was opened at Brooke Army Medical Center on January 29th, 2007, and patients and staff celebrated the anniversary with a ceremonial cake cutting on Friday, January 27th.
AT&T Honors Our Military With Donation to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
$25,000 Donation Will Support Telecommunications in Rehabilitation Centers
Murphy's Masters Golf Tournament Raises Funds for IFHF
On September 24, 2011, the 23rd annual Murphy's Masters Golf tournament was held at Pehquenakonck Golf Club in North Salem, N.Y. Blessed with great weather and a group of 66 very generous yet average golfers, we were able to raise just under $23,000.00 for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF).
IFHF Partners with Charity Voice Online
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is excited to announce a new partnership with Charity Voice Online offering you a unique new way to further support our cause. We realize how difficult continued financial support may be with the current economic conditions, so we are offering an opportunity to support our cause without having to open your wallet. The concept is simple. Join Charity Voice Online and participate in online market research studies that will earn you cash upon completion. Once you accumulate $25 into your account you have the option of cashing out via PayPal, or you may donate your earnings to Intrepid. In addition to this, Charity Voice will be donating a percentage from every survey completed by our supporters back to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The more surveys you complete the more donations the Fund receives!
The 1st Annual H.O.P.E. Benefit
On December 22nd, 2011 at 7pm at the Voodoo Lounge in Harrah's Casino (North Kansas City, MO) is the 1st Annual H.O.P.E. (Heroes Of the People Everywhere) Benefit. This event includes a silent art auction, 2 fashion shows by International fashion designers and entertainment by DJ and jazz band. Proceeds go to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Steve Willoughby Donates profits from “Soldiers Christmas” Digital Downloads
BMI Songwriter/Publisher, Steve Willoughby, has generously chosen to donate 100% of profits from digital downloads of his song, “Soldiers Christmas,” available on iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody.
Putnam Avenue Family Trust Awards its first Million Dollars in Grants to Veteran Support Organizations
The Trustees of the Putnam Avenue Family Trust have announced the awarding of their first million dollars in charitable grants to five organizations that provide support services to veterans and those active duty military personnel recently returned from deployment. The organizations were selected on their proven ability to work with veterans who are in need of emotional, physical or career support.
Dave Cummings Makes One-Millionth Free Throw On Veteran’s Day at the Basketball Hall of Fame
Hoops For Heroes founder completes two-year commitment to raise money for war veterans
Stars “Rise And Honor” For Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Veterans Day Special Benefiting Veterans And Their Families
The Entertainment Industry Foundation Enlists Whoopi Goldberg, Jewel, George Lopez, J.R. Martinez, Rachael Ray, Sherri Shepherd, Robin Williams and Major League Baseball players Clay Buchholz, Daniel Murphy, Shane Victorino To Participate in the Broadcast & Encourage Donations Benefiting Veterans Groups
Country Pure Foods Donates $30,000 to IFHF
AKRON, OHIO — Country Pure Foods, one of the nations top independent juice processors, is once again giving back to the men and women of the armed forces by donating money that was raised through employee contributions.
Cutting-edge care for wounded warriors
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — The Center for the Intrepid is harnessing technology and innovative thinking to improve its care of wounded warriors.
Jonathan Auerbach proudly partners with The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Rock musician Jonathan Auerbach proudly partners with The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in a shared commitment in support of the men and women of the armed services. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a not-for-profit organization and national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The Fund most recently opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence to support the research, diagnosis, and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury.
Teenager Holds Fundraiser For Troops
Michael Schumer has a passion for two things: tennis and supporting U.S. troops. So when he was trying to come up with an event to raise money for America’s heroes, he could think of no better way than a round-robin tennis tournament.
New Rehabilitation Device Developed at the Center for the Intrepid
A new energy-storing orthopedic device along with an extensive rehabilitation program is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again. The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) was designed by prosthetist Ryan Blanck at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). It is a custom-fit device made from carbon and fiberglass that supports the foot and ankle and resembles an amputee’s running prosthetic.
Intrepid Center Marks First Anniversary
A year after its ribbon-cutting ceremony, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence is making a difference in the lives of warfighters suffering traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders, said Dr. James Kelly, the center's director.
Eddie Money Launches Partnership With The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Includes Release of ‘One More Soldier Coming Home,’ with 100% of the Song’s Proceeds to be Donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Rocky Jones, power lifting gold medalist and former professional wrestler raises money for Veterans by attempting 1,000 free hand squats non-stop!
Rocky Jones, will attempt 1,000 consecutive free-hand squats at Military Island in Times Square, New York City on May 30th Memorial Day 2011. Fans across the nation can support the troops by DONATING a PENNY PER SQUAT ($10 for all 1,000) to this amazing, one-man, fitness challenge with100% of the proceeds going to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization dedicated to giving medical and rehab care to our Armed Forces Veterans in their new state-of the art facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Bethesda, Maryland.
Supporters of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Play for the Chance to Win a Seat in the 2011 World Series of Poker® Tournament
Professional and novice poker players alike come together to participate in New York fundraiser benefiting American troops with the chance to walk away with a seat at the 2011 WSOPSM in Las Vegas.
“Supporting our Troops” Golf Event raises over $140K for IFHF
Algonquin Advisors along with Blue Orchid Capital sponsored a one day golf event “Supporting our Troops” at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia this past October 2010. Corporate and individual sponsorships were sold to help raise funds and awareness for the on-going programs provided by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Troops First Foundation. Through the generosity of the sponsors a contribution of over $140,000 was made to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Troops First Foundation. Both of these organizations devote an enormous amount of money, time and resources to assisting our fellow Americans and their families who have served our country and insured freedoms for us and for others around the globe. Featured guest included Corey Pavin, 1995 U.S. Open Champion and 2010 Ryder Cup Captain, David Feherty, CBS Golf Analyst and several Honorary Military and Wounded Warriors.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Announces New President
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is pleased to announce that David Winters, longtime Executive Vice President of the Fund, has been appointed as President of the Fund. David has been involved with the Fund since its inception in 2003, and with the efforts of the Intrepid family of foundations since 1992.
UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Supports the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Thank you to the UFC and everyone who watched and contributed during this incredibly successful evening. It is soley due to the generosity of our supporters that we are able to do the critically important work that we do for the men and women of ther armed services.
UFC® Fight for the Troops 2 coming January 22nd!
Fighting with a truly meaningful purpose in front of some real American heroes, “The Ultimate Fighter®” alums Kenny Florian, Mike Swick, Matt Mitrione, Melvin Guillard, and U.S. Army and National Guard veteran DaMarques Johnson will be featured on Spike TV’s telecast of “UFC® Fight For The Troops” live from Fort Hood, Texas on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. The main event showcases two of the best lightweights in the world, Florian and Evan Dunham.
This special live UFC fight card will raise funds for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces with traumatic brain injuries. Information about ways to donate can be found online at www.fightforthetroops.com, along with UFC.com and Spike.com.
Spike TV and the UFC are partnering with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for the special event. This is the second “Fight for the Troops” show, the first taking place in Fayetteville, North Carolina in December 2008 that raised over 4 million dollars. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) provides assistance to our nation’s military heroes who have been critically injured in the performance of their duty, and their families.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund chosen as beneficiary for the H.O.M.E. Foundation’s STIKS Celebrity Video Game Challenge For Charity
On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment came out to raise money and awareness for five amazing non-profits. Junior Achievement of Southern California, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund; I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, The Trevor Project and Grassroots Soccer are all organizations making a difference locally and globally, and which have strong support from the Hollywood community.
Hoops For Heroes reaches half-way mark of 500,000 free throws at Intrepid on Veterans Day
The Hoops For Heroes initiative, with a goal of making 1 million made free throws while raising money for injured Veterans, reached the half-million mark – 500,000 foul shots made – at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
Yuengling Awards 2 Orange County Choppers™, donates over $50,000 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, recently held an event at Orange County Chopper™ headquarters to award one consumer and one wholesaler sales representative the prize of a lifetime.
UFC Camaro Brings in $350,000 for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at Barrett-Jackson's Auction in Las Vegas
One of the hottest cars ever made, the custom UFC Camaro, sold for $350,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Las Vegas, Nev., with all funds benefitting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
2010 Pipefest Global Challenge
Congratulations to the 188 pipers and drummers who marched into the record books to form the largest band ever to play on a ship in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund!
Country Pure Foods Donates $31K to IFHF Through Employee Contributions
One of the country's top independent juice processors decides to give back to the men and women of the armed forces.
PGA Pros Defied the Odds With Ultimate Rooftop Golf Challenge in New York
Golf Legend Annika Sorenstam, PGA Tour Professional Briny Baird & U.S. Veteran Don Vickery Hit Incredible Charity Chip Shots from New York Skyscraper – Scored a Bulls-Eye in the East River to Support Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and ANNIKA Foundation. P.F. Chang’s will donate $100,000 to charities and offer free Lettuce Wraps nationwide in celebration
National Intrepid Center of Excellence Officially Dedicated at National Naval Medical Center
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), the National Naval Medical Center, wounded warriors and their families helped to officially dedicate the National Intrepid Center of Excellence...
Memorial Day Fashion: Patriotism in Style
Whether you are fighting overseas, or supporting those that do, then you may want a Battle Saint in your corner.
New TBI, mental health center to open in June
A new 72,000-square-foot center for treatment of service members and veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions will open June 24 at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Federal Government Launches New and Improved National Resource Directory for Military and Veteran Communities
Comprehensive Web site provides quick and easy access to thousands of resources nationwide
Intrepid Wraps Successful Holiday Salute
The 2009 Intrepid Holiday Salute concluded this week and all the items collected at the Intrepid over the last three weeks will be shipped off to our brave troops along with giant holiday cards signed by thousands of visitors to the Museum.
Hooping it up
Fundraiser for brain-injured vets vows to make 1 million foul shots
TV Icon Bob Barker Gives $3 Million to Military Brain Injuries Hospital
Construction on the Facility Can Finish Thanks to the Former Naval Aviator's Donation
Stewart Wins Fifth Annual Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway
Tony Stewart won the fifth annual Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt late model race Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, marking the third time in four years Stewart has won the event.
Rahway artist erects Iraq war memorial
When Rahway artist Jim McKeon set out to create a work honoring the families of fallen soldiers fighting in Iraq, it started with one tattoo-inspired broken heart.
Brain injury center to open on Naval Medical Center campus next year
Work began last month after cost-cutting measures
DRS Technologies To Raise Funds To Help Build A Facility For Research, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) In Military Personnel And Veterans
DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced today that it has dedicated this year’s company-wide charitable campaign to support the building of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland.
New facility will focus on traumatic brain injuries
McCain's daughter pens children's book on her father
Meghan McCain, the daughter of Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, is writing a children's book about her father.
The War They Still Fight
Officials Break Ground for Brain Injury Center of Excellence
Piers Morgan wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Donald Trump picks Piers Morgan over Trace Adkins as the winner of 'Celebrity Apprentice.'