The Army’s Army to Help Children of the Fallen™ Find New Strength
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 20, 2014 – 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 fallen heroes. Sponsored by Fayetteville Sam’s Club, the event will take place on Saturday, February 22nd from 10:30am-2:00pm at Nuco Health & Fitness in Tallywood Shopping Center.
During the event, Children of the Fallen members and their families will take part in a variety of fitnessrelated activities, including special CrossFit and Yoga classes designed to develop strength and flexibility, build confidence and reduce stress. Attendees 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 the Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County and 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.”
Children of the Fallen was established by The Army’s Army as a mentoring program to help children who have lost a parent or guardian in the armed forces. Through this program, and the continued support from partners and members, The Army’s Army is able to host fun, interactive events for surviving families, as well as pair children with supportive mentors.
“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 great families of Children of the Fallen.”
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 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 are proud to support The Army’s Army Children of the Fallen program through our continued sponsorship,” said Mike Zalampas, Club Manager of the Fayetteville Sam’s Club. “This event is another chance for us to show our appreciation for the local military families who have sacrificed so much by providing them with an opportunity to get out and enjoy themselves.”
If you would like to make a donation to The Army’s Army to help support initiatives like the Children of the Fallen 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.