Newman’s Own joined co-sponsors Fisher House Foundation and Military Timesat the 19thannual Newman’s Own Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes to honor five non-profit organizations for their innovative programs created to improve military quality of life.
The annual competition seeks to reward ingenuity for programs that benefit service men and women and their families. As the event commenced,General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced the recipients of the awards, totaling $200,000. He was joined in presenting the awards by Jeffrey Smith, Vice President of Operations of Newman’s Own, Inc.; Dave Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation; and Andrew Tilghman, Executive Editor of Military Times. The five winning organizations include Warrior Reunion Foundation, Code Platoon, WV Health Right, Inc., Healing Warriors Program and Vets on Track Foundation, Inc.
Healing Warriors Program, Fort Collins, CO
Healing Warriors Program clinic opened in July 2013 and has provided over 11,000 non-opioid pain and trauma clinic sessions, treating over 1,200 service members and their spouses, partners and parents. Many of the veterans we see at Healing Warriors Program clinic have been living in pain for so long that their sense of hope is worn down, placing many at risk for suicide. By using therapies that support healing, relief from pain, improved sleep and focus, the service member is able to find restoration for their quality of life. Our mission to provide non-narcotic, integrative treatment, is critical at a time when many veterans are transitioning from opioid pain management and need help with the burden of injury.