LIGHT UP TO LIVE FOUNDATION MISSION
Light Up To Live Foundation is the only organization in Texas and 48 states that gives polychromatic light therapy systems to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Pain and Depression. It also funds highly trained service dogs for veterans with adaptive needs. The Foundation is dedicated to connecting military members and their families to other organizations that are in alignment with its mission of lighting a path to better health. Light Up to Live Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Dallas and founded by Randall and Sherry Reed, owners of the World Class Automotive Group.
Co-Founder, Light Up To Live Foundation
For over three decades, Randall Reed has been a successful entrepreneur in the automotive, aviation, real estate and medical industry. He is the CEO of Reed Family Enterprises, a billion-dollar entity that encompasses one of the third largest, award-winning, independent automotive dealership sales organizations, as well as a number of other holdings. Randall is part of a military family and believes in doing all we can to support our Veterans. The family created Light Up To Live Foundation after working with Veterans who were returning home from active duty. He learned of the great need for rehabilitation services to help support those returning with issues, from post-traumatic stress (PTS) to traumatic brain injury (TBI). He is an advocate of polychromatic light therapy medical devices and committed to sharing this revolutionary, drug-free therapeutic product with the world.
Co-Founder, Light Up To Live Foundation
Being part of a military family, Sherry has a passion for assisting the needs of our military forces both home and abroad. Together with Randall, they formed the Light Up To Live Foundation after seeing the effects of war on Veterans in a documentary. It was evident that help was needed for members of the military who were returning home and silently suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI, anxiety, depression and other medical issues. Creating therapeutic support options was a natural path. As a certified trainer and natural food enthusiast for over 20 years, Sherry understands the strength of the human body. After having a stroke, she tried numerous pharmaceutical recommendations to aid in her recovery. Polychromatic light therapy helped her find a clearer path to pain relief and recovery. Through the foundation, the family hopes to help others in their journey.
THREE EVENTS WITH ONE MISSION!
Aim high and show your skills in the 2020 Light Up To Live Clay Shoot on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports. The annual shoot will feature practice time, competitions, a catered lunch & awards. Stay tuned for a new date!
The 4th annual charitable golf tournament will be held Oct. 2, 2020 at the beautiful Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. It will feature 18-holes of golf, catered luncheon, awards & more!
Light up the night at the gala of the year. The 3rd annual Light Up To Live Gala & Auction features special guests, live music & the auction. Coming in 2021!
LIGHT UP TO LIVE
Light Up To Live Foundation provides polychromatic light therapy systems and highly trained service dogs to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI, pain, and depression. The Dallas-based 501(c)(3) charity connects and supports like-minded organizations that benefit this community.
FUNDS RAISED DIRECTLY SUPPORT:
- Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are purchased and donated to other charities that provide physical and emotional therapy to Veterans learning adaptive skills.
- Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are donated for personal use by Veterans who can use the systems at home or away from their physical therapy center.
- Funding of Service Dogs trained specifically for use by Veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI and physical injuries to enhance their daily adaptive living needs – including 18 months of training and five years of canine food and veterinary care.
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
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