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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Join Senior Military for Country United: Advancing Medicine From the Frontlines to the Homefront
Date:6/1/2009

Symposium Registration Now Open and Gala Tickets Now on Sale

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) and the Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) today launched Country United: Advancing Medicine from the Frontlines to the Homefront, a two-day event comprised of the Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium and the Country United Gala. The events will take place on November 6 & 7, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

Country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will co-chair Country United in support of our nation's wounded warriors. Symposium registration and Gala tickets are both available at www.countryunited.org. Country United is on Facebook and Twitter and may be found by searching for "Country United."

Proceeds from Country United will benefit the efforts of HJF and TMF to advance medical care and improve quality of life for our nation's service members and civilians. Through HJF, funds will support the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) -- our nation's only federal school of medicine and graduate school of nursing. (For more information about USU, see www.usuhs.mil.) Through TMF, funds will further civilian and military collaborations in the neurosciences and oncology to improve diagnostics, treatments, and quality of life for military and civilian patients.

"Today's real war heroes are the military doctors, medics, nurses, and others who rush the frontlines to save as many soldiers as possible," said Army Chaplain (Major) Jeff Struecker, who was featured in the national best-selling book and motion picture "Black Hawk Down." "Their dedication is also seen off the battlefield where they have advanced medicine so far that wounded warriors now have t
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SOURCE Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF); Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF)
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