Washington, DC (June 17th, 2011) – The Bob Woodruff Foundation hosted its Stand Up For Heroes event, debuting this year in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
The event featured live performances by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and the 2011 Grammy Award-winning band Train. The evening, hosted by Bob and Lee Woodruff, included a reception followed by a seated dinner program. More than 500 guests attended, including wounded warriors from all military service branches, national media personalities, senior military, corporate and association executives, service members, members of the media, congressional leaders, and Administration officials who share a demonstrated commitment to our nation’s military families and veterans.
The vision of the Bob Woodruff Foundation is to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families — building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes—especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War—back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.
Proceeds from the evening will help the Bob Woodruff Foundation in its efforts to ensure the nation’s injured service members return to a homefront ready to support them. The Foundation has impacted more than one million service members, veterans, family members, and support personnel and has invested in 54 organizations. The Foundation collaborates with the government, corporate and non profit realms to identify and help fulfill the unmet needs of today’s service members, veterans and their families. Based on the Foundation’s traditional and social media efforts, it has reached an audience of more than 434 million Americans. For more information, please visit www.ReMIND.org.