SoldierStrong Announces Former Navy SEAL Rorke Denver to Host 4th Annual SoldierSalute Gala
Chuck Hagel, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense to Deliver Keynote Address at Event Honoring the Nonprofit’s Notable Supporters
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that Former Navy SEAL commander, Rorke Denver, will host its 4th Annual SoldierSalute Gala to honor notable supporters. The gala is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, at 6 p.m. at The Union League of Philadelphia, PA.
Denver will lead the evening’s celebrations that will include a keynote address by former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and deliver awards to the honorees. Army Veteran Dan Rose, who was injured while on active duty and left paralyzed, will stand and walk using the EksoGTTM wearable exoskeleton to demonstrate the type of devices that SoldierStrong donates.
“The work SoldierStrong does to provide advanced medical technology to our veterans is admirable,” said Secretary Chuck Hagel. “It’s my pleasure to be a part of the gala and celebrate the organization and its supporters.”
This year’s corporate honoree is Multistack, Inc., a leading distributor of modular water chillers. Over the last four years, Multistack has raised over $350,000 for SoldierStrong through the company’s fundraiser events. Individual honorees include Jon Runyan, former U.S. Representative and NFL player, Dr. Jerry Francesco and Lucille Francesco.
“We are tremendously grateful for our supporters, which we look forward to celebrating, and are honored to have such important figures hosting and speaking at our gala,” said Chris Meek, co-founder, and chairman of SoldierStrong. “It is thanks to them that we are able to give back to our veterans.”
Established in 2009, SoldierStrong is committed to providing veterans access to cutting-edge medical technologies to help them overcome life-changing injuries sustained while on active duty. The organization uses the funds raised through various charity events, and the generosity of corporate and individual donors to purchase cutting-edge medical technology for veterans.
To RSVP or for more information, contact: Events@SoldierStrong.org or (888) 898-3235, ext. 703. You can also register at soldierstrong.org/soldiersalute/
SoldierStrong, previously known as SoldierSocks, helps American patriots literally take their next steps forward. Through educational scholarships and by harnessing the most innovative technology in advanced rehabilitation, we help our returning service men and women to continue moving in the only direction they should know – forward. Nearly every dollar SoldierStrong receives goes towards direct support of American patriots so that they can re-acclimate to civilian life. Our organization works to remind those men and women who sacrificed so much that we are forever thankful.