SUPPORTING THE VETERAN COMMUNITY WITH ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE POLYCHROMATIC LIGHT THERAPY AND UNIQUELY SKILLED SERVICE DOGS
ADDISON, TX – Monday, March 18, 2019 – Light Up To Live Foundation board member Randall Reed announces dates for three important fundraising events benefitting veterans recovering from Post- Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Pain and Depression. Funds raised pay for innovative polychromatic light therapy systems used in physical therapy to increase blood circulation and reduce pain. Additionally, funds will pay for a uniquely trained service dog to support a veteran living with PTS, TBI or adaptive needs.
“I could not be more proud of where this Foundation is going and how it is helping our military members thrive in spite of PTS, TBI or other adaptive issues including limb loss and residual pain. I’m a firm believer in the benefits of polychromatic light therapy. And, I have personally seen the miraculous transitions that veterans make when they have a skilled service dog by their side. It’s right to fund these two initiatives,” says Reed, whose family has military ties. “I appreciate the support we are getting from our friends in the automotive community – my personal sphere of influence.” Reed is founder of the Texas-based World Class Automotive Organization (WCAO) with stores in the Dallas and Houston areas.
2nd Annual Clay Shoot – Thursday, September 12 – Elm Fork Shooting Sports, Dallas
The Clay Shoot attracts a full field of shooting sports enthusiasts and is held at the popular Elm Fork Shooting Sports facility in Dallas off Northwest Highway. Teams and individuals may reserve their spots by registering at Lightuptolive.org. Sponsorships are available for all aspects of the tournament. Prestige Ford in Garland and RadRides lead the way in sponsorship commitments along with catering by Texas de Brazil. Hosts for the day are Randall Reed and Prestige Ford Managing Partner Justin Wright. Teams compete for prizes, awards and more.
3rd Annual Golf Tournament – Friday, September 13, Stonebriar Golf Club, Frisco, Texas
The Golf Tournament sells out early with players who will gather this year at Stonebriar Golf Club in Frisco. The popular golf course is recognized for its hospitality and golf course conditions. Long Drivers of America will be on hand to help players on the most difficult par 5 hole. Breakfast, lunch, awards and special recognition of supporters top the day of golf and fun in support of our veteran community. The day is hosted by Randall and Sherry Reed and his partners at WCAO.
2nd Annual Gala and Auction – Saturday, September 14 – Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club, Frisco, Texas
The Annual “Light It Up” Gala and Auction is set in the main ballroom at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club in Frisco. Plans call for an exciting evening including a reception and silent auction, dinner, live auction and two special guests. The key note speaker is Major Scott Huesing (USMC Ret.), author of “Echo in Ramadi” that details his experiences leading his heroic infantry team in battles throughout Iraq. And, on a lighter note, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Roger “The Rocket” Clemens will travel from Houston to rock the evening as Celebrity DJ at the Live Auction after party. The event is hosted by Randall and Sherry Reed and their WCAO partners.
Proceeds from 2018 are already helping veterans! Polychromatic Light Systems are in place at the www.AdaptiveTrainingFoundation.org . Several light systems are being donated directly to veterans through gifts to www.TaskForceDagger.org. www.Neuroreaction.org in Addison is receiving light systems next month. Both of the Patriotic Service Dogs funded to date is are working with prospective veteran owners to determine if they are a perfect match.
Anyone interested in participation or sponsorships may visit LightUpToLive.org or email Foundation Administrator Maureen Ellis at Maureen@lightuptolive.org, 214-560-1617.
LIGHT UP TO LIVE FOUNDATION BACKGROUND
Light Up To Live Foundation is a 501C-3 public charity based in Addison, TX and founded by Randall, Sherry and Shelby Reed of the World Class Automotive Group. Its mission is to support veterans living with and recovering from the effects Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression and Pain. The foundation funds the purchase of innovative polychromatic LED light therapy systems for use by veterans who can most benefit from its use. Additionally, the foundation funds uniquely skilled service dogs trained specifically for veterans with PTS or TBI. Other North Texas veteran organizations in that the Foundation and the Reeds support include TaskForceDagger.org, AdaptiveTrainingFoundation.org, Neuroreacton.org, 22Kill.com and the PatrioticServiceDogFoundation.org. For more information, visit LightUpToLive.org.
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