Register Today for 2022 Light Up To Live Events!

Join us for two inspiring days of clay shooting, golf, camaraderie, and FUNd-raising for our military Veterans on their road to recovery!Wednesday, October 12th, Light Up To Live kicks off events at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, TX, for the 5th Annual Clay Shoot. The following day, October 13th, tee off on the fairways at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX, for the 6th Annual Golf tournament. This is a course known for its superior hospitality and great course conditions.

Each event will feature great food, prizes, and some friendly competition to help raise funds to support the cost of polychromatic light therapy systems for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, pain, and depression. These events also help fund highly-trained service dogs for Veterans with adaptive needs.

Register for your spot today! 

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Veteran Testimonials

Keith Murphy

Hear Keith’s story in this short video along with another veteran Randy Nantz who addresses how light therapy reduced their chronic pain from injuries.

Click here.

LaTosha Andrade, USAF, Ret. & Lincoln

After serving in the Air Force, I fell victim to PTSD and the constant anguish it caused in my life. The depression, the non-stop anxiety, the terrifying nightmares, and the fear that consumed me every day started to negatively impact my relationships with others. I turned to therapists but still could not move forward. After more than seven years of feeling defeated, I took the advice of a fellow veteran and looked into getting a service dog.

In October 2020, I flew to Murrieta, California. The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation welcomed me to their ranch. After a short time there on the ranch, I was introduced to a beautiful Labrador Retriever named Lincoln. From the moment Lincoln ran up to me his excitement and enthusiasm I felt a strong connection. I just knew he was the one. He “blocks” for me, creating a comfort zone between me and anyone I might be uncomfortable with. He recognizes when my anxiety level is rising, and becomes playful, demanding my attention until I am refocused on him. He helps keep me grounded in times of high anxiety using pressure therapy, with the weight of his body either laying across my feet or pressing up against my legs. His alertness to everyday life and the assurance he offers let me know if I have a reason to be concerned in any given situation.

Lincoln is my everything and I cannot imagine life without him! I am forever grateful to the Light Up To Live Foundation for sponsoring Lincoln. Both foundations are near and dear to my heart and have become a huge part of my family now. With their support and service to veterans, individuals like myself have another chance at living a happier, more fulfilling life. (Story edited for brevity).

Read more Veteran testimonials here

The Light Up To Live Foundation board is pleased to welcome Iwo Jima survivor Don Graves (USMC retired) as the keynote speaker for our 2022 Light Up To Live events. He’ll be speaking Wednesday, October 12 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, TX for the 5th Annual Clay Shoot, and the following day, October 13, for the 6th Annual Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX.

In early 1945, with Allied troops heavily embattled in both Europe and Japan, three U.S. Marine divisions landed on the beach of an extinct volcano and fought one of the most significant battles on the Japanese front. Marine combat veteran Don Graves survived the bloody Battle of Iwo Jima, helping the U.S. secure Mt. Suribachi where the ceremonious raising of the flag took place and take control of this pivotal airbase.

Learn more about Don’s story HERE.

North Texas Giving Day is September 22

For 2022 NTX Giving Day, Light Up To Live is raising funds to support our Veterans living with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, pain, depression, and physical injuries to enhance their daily adaptive living needs.


  • Funding of Service Dogs trained specifically for use by Veterans. Training a highly skilled service dog is $35,000, which takes approximately two years and includes canine food and veterinary care.
  • Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are donated for personal use to Veterans who can use the systems at home or away from their physical therapy center.

Communities Foundation of Texas’ NTX Giving Day is an annual online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits using one easy platform! NTX Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation and mobilizes nonprofits and givers to create a lasting impact in their communities. Show your support today!

Early Online Giving is Now Open!

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Our Patriotic Service Dogs are doing well in their training and with their handlers. Here are a few updates from the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation: Ellis is training at the Triple T Ranch, and will soon be matched with a Veteran when his Battle Buddy comes into the program. He is one year and 10 months now. He knows all of his basic commands and more as well as several PTSD tasks to help his handler. He is a great snuggler and will make an excellent service dog.

Bonney is also training at the Triple T Ranch, and will soon be matched with a Veteran when her Battle Buddy comes into the program.  She is one year and 10 months old. She knows all of her basic commands and more as well as several PTSD tasks to help her handler. She is beautiful and loving and will make an excellent service dog.

Trooper is eight months old and starting to grow into her ears. She is still with her puppy raisers who take Trooper everywhere with them. Her training is coming along nicely and she is well behaved at assisted living facilities, restaurants, shopping, social gatherings, and everywhere she goes. We thank Boots for Troops for partnering with Light Up To Live for Trooper’s training.

Liberty is still with her puppy raiser and is doing very well. Liberty is almost nine months old, gorgeous, and growing like a weed. She has been going on lots of outings to the kids’ school, grocery store, and social gatherings and doing well. She is a very sweet and affectionate girl.






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