Local organizations partner for upcoming event to positively impact the health and wellbeing of children who have lost a parent or guardian in the war
Fayetteville, NC – February 19, 2015 – The Army’s Army, in partnership with Nuco Health & Fitness, CrossFit Ferus, and Buffalo Wild Wings will host a special day of fun and fitness for Children of the Fallen Project™ youth and their mentors. The event will take place on Saturday, February 21 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Nuco Health & Fitness in Tallywood Shopping Center.
During the event, attendees will take part in a variety of fitness-related activities, including special CrossFit and Zumba classes designed to develop strength and flexibility, build confidence and reduce stress. Children of the Fallen Project youth and their mentors will also have an opportunity to participate in group games and partner exercises that encourage social interaction and teamwork. Lunch for the event will be provided by Buffalo Wild Wings.
“Children of fallen soldiers are cherished throughout Fort Bragg and the communities of Cumberland County, and they hold a special place in the hearts of our partners and sponsors,” commented Janine West, Executive Director of The Army’s Army. “Through events like this, we are able to help these children lead enriched, healthy lives and provide them with the healing and support they need.”
When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, the loved ones left behind often have a difficult time coping and finding a place to escape from the grief. The upcoming Children of the Fallen Project fitness event not only gives military families an opportunity to strengthen their mind, body and spirit through physical fitness but build lasting relationships with other surviving families who have also experienced a similar loss.
“We value the dedication of our military men and women to the utmost,” commented Kem Davis of Nuco Health and Fitness. “These families have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our wonderful way of life here in America, and we are proud to show our gratitude and support by offering our services to the Children of the Fallen Project youth and their mentors.”
If you would like to make a donation to The Army’s Army to help support initiatives like the Children of the Fallen Project Mentoring Program, please contact Janine West at (910)709-9671 or [email protected]
About The Army’s Army:
The Army’s Army is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization made up of citizens and businesses who have pledged their support to those in the military. We do everything we can to make soldiers, veterans and their families feel welcome, appreciated and safe. The Army’s Army is dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us©.” For additional information, please visit www.armysarmy.com or www.brieffromthefront.com
About The Children of the Fallen Project:
The Children of the Fallen Project is a mentoring program established by The Army’s Army to help children who have lost a parent or guardian in the war. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations including the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fayetteville Urban Ministry and Army Community Service Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services, the program pairs children with supportive mentors and offers regular events and activities for surviving military families to build lasting relationships and learn valuable life skills. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/childrenofthefallenproject?ref=hl