During these stressful times, the Light Up To Live Foundation is here to provide resources and support. For those who are on the frontline as we battle COVID-19, it is important to have proper support and self-care. Our site offers a resource section with contacts that can be helpful, from physical and mental health to housing and financial assistance. Stay safe, stay healthy. We are all in this together.
Ben Michael, USMC (Retired) Veteran and Light Up To Live Board Member, shares updates on the various ways the Light Up To Live Foundation is helping Veterans. One primary way the foundation has been able to assist is by donating and funding the training and care of service dogs from the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation. The highly-trained dogs are placed with Veterans who can benefit from the long-term mental and/or physical assistance. In this video, you’ll learn how the partnership has grown over the years, about service dogs in the program, dogs now paired with their handlers, and plans for the future. Tom Tackett, Executive Director of Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, shares insights into the organization’s mission to reduce Veteran suicides. In addition, he discusses how the program has not only provided physical and mental support, via their service dogs but hope as well. You can learn more about ways to join forces with Light Up To Live and support our Veterans at LightUpToLive.org.
This is the motto of the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF). We applaud it and we support it. Thanks to you, our Light Up To Live supporters, our Foundation was able to make a $10,000 donation to ATF to help fund their programs. In addition, we would like to recognize the Class XVIII Graduates of ATF who completed their nine weeks of intense mental and physical training on March 13, 2020! Each graduate of the class, comprised of Veterans and civilians, received a personal Polychromatic Light Therapy System. The gift is made possible in part by a donation of the systems by David and Jane Melone, founders of inLight Therapy. The systems are used to increase circulation and reduce pain. We were able to watch the graduation ceremony by live stream on the ATF Facebook page. The athletes took the time to share how they felt about their ATF journey and classmates. This was nothing short of INSPIRING! We look forward to supporting all the 2020 ATF graduates with a Polychromatic Light Therapy System! Special thanks to ATF founder David Voboro and ATF Development Director Tayla Woods for their leadership.
There couldn’t be a better time to stay home and bond with your dog! Army Veteran, Edwin and service dog in training, Lincoln are making the best of each day. #ServiceDogsSaveLives and they sure make you smile. VisitLightUpToLive.orgto learn more!
The 2020 Light Up To Live Clay Shoot has been postponed. The new date is to be announced. Please note on your calendar, and watch for updates coming soon!
We’ve been keeping this under wraps, but now we just can’t hold it in anymore! The Scooter Brown Band will join us for our 3rd Annual Light Up To Live Gala & Auction on Saturday, October 3, 2020! Click HERE to Register. The modern southern rock band from Houston, Texas has spent more than a decade performing around Texas and North America and has toured with some of the biggest names in Nashville. Scooter Brown served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, including two tours overseas and one tour of combat in Iraq. He is a strong supporter of military charities. The band released new music in 2019 and may be best known for their 2017 album release American Son. We think you’re gonna love them! Learn more at scooterbrownband.com/about.
Note: Our gala format will be based on COVID-19 regulations for October. We will keep you posted!