Navigation Links
Michael Ward Cited for Support of Wounded Warrior Project
Date:5/19/2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward has received the Tony Snow Award in recognition of his ongoing support of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Ward, with a personal donation of $1 million last year, helped create the nation's first Training and Rehabilitation Advocacy Center (TRACK), which offers wounded warriors critical services to complete their transition to civilian lives. Ward's personal donation is in addition to CSX's $100,000 sponsorship of the WWP's Warriors to Work program.

"By funding and establishing TRACK, Michael Ward has provided the severely wounded men and women of our armed forces access to all of the skills, education and preparation necessary to not only find a job, but to find a career in which they thrive and succeed," said John Melia, WWP Founder.

Sportscaster Bob Costas hosted the WWP annual gala benefit dinner, which attracted a number of sports and entertainment celebrities, along with close to 700 guests, including 50 wounded warriors. The Tony Snow Award, named in honor of the late White House press secretary, is designed to recognize a citizen in corporate America or the media who has made a significant difference in the lives of injured men and women, and who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the WWP and its mission.

"We are proud in Jacksonville to have the national headquarters for Wounded Warrior Project, and to be the site for the first TRACK facility," Ward said in accepting the Tony Snow Award. "Our military men and women have given so much so that we can enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Three other awards were given out:

  • The Talkhouse Award for Community Service - Johnny Damon, New York Yankees;
  • The George C. Lang Award - John Fernandez, Wounded Warrior & WWP Alumni member;
  • The John Melia Award For Warrior Service - John Melia, WWP Founder.

About Wounded Warrior Project:

Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Majesco Entertainment and Interactive Game Group Announce Two New Jillian Michaels Fitness Video Games
2. Prematics Names S. Michael Ross Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development
3. Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $2 Million Funding Commitment to Drive Development of Parkinsons Disease Biomarker Pipeline
4. Celebrated Architect Michael Graves to Keynote HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference
5. Aleres Dr. Michael Taitel Provides Insights Into Reducing Health and Productivity Costs During Turbulent Economic Times
6. Dr. Michael B. Cates Takes Leadership Role on AVMAs One Health Joint Steering Committee
7. NeuroFocus Appoints Dr. Michael Smith as Partner in Consulting Practice
8. Sigma-Aldrich Announces Appointment of Michael Kanan as Vice President and Corporate Controller
9. J. Michael Cook to Retire from Lilly Board of Directors
10. Michael J. Kussman, VA Under Secretary for Health, to Retire
11. Foundation for Biomedical Research Announces Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The Muscular ... Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, launched the 14th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign on ... muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... the Scarborough General Hospital Burn Unit, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned ... the Scarborough Hospital. He successfully completed his first three-year term as chief and began ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... The American public tends to feel uncomfortable about drinking recycled waste water ... well water. The recent experience with lead contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, according to ... increasing public acceptance of recycled waste water as drinking water. , The Flint ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Seattle, WA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... consulting firm, ranked #3 in the 2015 Best in KLAS: Software & Services ... The annual Best in KLAS report independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... of CitiDent, announces that it is now welcoming orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... offers a complete range of oral health care, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... Ind. , Feb. 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet ... pricing of the previously announced underwritten secondary offering of ... its stockholders, consisting of affiliates of Blackstone and Goldman ... at an initial price of $96.45 per share. The ... the offering.  Neither Zimmer Biomet nor any of its ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Site Profile: --> ... Recognition People, announced their latest primary healthcare case study where speech ... times and to save the practice money. Site Profile: ... Challenge: --> ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client ... ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client since 2013 Challenge: ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 For hospitals ... or those already participating in the program, the Health ... referred to as the , Mega-Guidance , could have ... guidance is published in September 2016. Essential ... and Service Marketing , summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: