October 16, 2011
ASA and Hope for The Warriors® Recognize Wounded Warriors Sacrifices During ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is partnering with Hope For The Warriors® for the ASA Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk along Chicago’s scenic waterfront on October 16 at 7 a.m. All proceeds from the race go to Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that supports wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
“As the father of two Air Force officers, I am honored to promote the Run For The Warriors®,” said Mark A. Warner, M.D., President of the ASA. “And as an anesthesiologist who has cared for our military personnel wounded in U.S. wars, past and present, I have seen the incredible strength and sense of spirit that these warriors exhibit every day. It allows them to overcome or cope with their injuries and move forward. We all are very proud of them and very appreciative of their service and sacrifices.”
The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet.
The concept of the ASA Run For The Warriors® originated in 2008 during a symposium on traumatic brain injury (TBI) held by the Uniformed Services Society of Anesthesiologists (USSA). A Purple Heart recipient suffering from TBI provided the keynote address giving an overview of his experiences and ongoing recovery. The Marine’s speech sent a moving and poignant message to an audience experienced in treating wounded military personnel.
“By highlighting the challenges of those who suffer from TBI, the ASA and USSA are helping their members understand the growing needs of our combat wounded,” said Robin Kelleher, President of Hope For The Warriors®. “We are proud to partner with the ASA and to be part of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011.”
The race begins and ends in Arvey Field located in Grant Park and follows the path along the waterfront with spectacular views of Soldier Field. Participants from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 and the Chicago community will join together in this Run For The Warriors®.
HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS®
Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.