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 Mr. 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.” Mr. Reed is the founder of the Texas-based World Class Automotive Organization (WCAO) with stores in the Dallas and Houston areas.

 

 

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. Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland and RAD-Rides lead the way in sponsorship commitments along with catering by Texas de Brazil. Randall Reed and Prestige Ford Managing Partner Justin Wright are your hosts for the day. Teams compete for prizes, awards and more. Contact Sheena Sharapata for more information at [email protected]. Click HERE to register.

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 with Brian Pavlet to help players on the most difficult par 5 hole. Breakfast, lunch, awards and special recognition of supporters top off 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. Click HERE to register. 

Roger Clemens

Major Scott Huesing

The 2nd Annual “Light It Up” Gala and Auction are 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 special guests. The keynote 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. Retired Major League Baseball pitcher and icon 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. Click HERE to register. 

 

Tommy Habeeb

Tommy Habeeb to Serve as Light Up To Live Gala’s Master of Ceremonies

The Light Up To Live Foundation board is pleased to announce that native Texan, popular reality television producer and talent Tommy Habeeb will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 2nd Annual Light Up To Live Gala & Auction set for Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club in Frisco, Texas.

Tommy has produced and hosted a number of television shows that include Billionaires Car Club and Cheaters. Prior to gaining recognition from Cheaters, Tommy produced the television broadcasts for a number of live sports programs: Art of War Undisputed Arena Fighting Championship and Champs Boxing for Telfutura. He also produced Eye for an Eye and the series The Big Big Show, which starred Andrew Dice Clay, Tara Reid, and Tom Green. He is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. See more at TommyHabeeb.com.

 

Our entire team of volunteers and board members is happy to welcome Foundation Administrator Maureen Ellis. She is a long time resident of Dallas, with 20 years of volunteer experience supporting the American Heart Association at Côtes du Coeur.

She is wife to Steve, who is in investment banking in Dallas. They are parents of four adult children and several grandchildren. Mrs. Ellis offers our volunteers, sponsors and partners a helpful voice and key point of contact throughout the year. She’s here to assist anyone interested in participation or sponsorships. She can be reached via phone at 214-560-1617 or by email at [email protected]

 

Light Up To Live Delivers Light Therapy Systems and Funding to Veteran-Focused Organizations

The proceeds from 2018 are already helping Veterans! Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are in place at the Adaptive Training Foundation in Carrollton, where more than a dozen Veterans graduate every two months. Several light therapy systems were donated directly to Veterans through gifts to the Dallas-based Task Force Dagger. In Addison, REACT is receiving light therapy systems this month for its physical therapy room and programs that reach Veterans and Addison firefighters. Additionally, two Patriotic Service Dogs have been placed with their new Veteran owners. Read more below in this month’s newsletter.

Why do your dollars matter?

The retail cost to purchase one premium level polychromatic light therapy system is $5,000. The cost to fund just one specially-trained Patriotic Service Dog is $30,000, and includes five years of food and veterinary care.

 

 

Patriotic Service Dog update: Your 2018 fundraising dollars are already helping our Veterans! We are happy to share that the two Veteran Service Dogs supported by funds raised by Light Up To Live Foundation have been placed with their Veterans. Gentle Ben, a German Shepard and Jackel, a Labradoodle who were named after two fallen heroes have gone through training with the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation so that they could be given to Veterans in need.

Light Up To Live Logo Wear Available for Purchase!

We are excited to announce that we have a collection of caps, T-shirts, insulated tumbler cups and commemorative Flags of Valor available for purchase on our website!  Show us the love by wearing, gifting or displaying any of them and advocating our work to support Veterans living with PTS, TBI, pain and depression. Proceeds go right back into the Light Up to Live Foundation!