Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announces $100 million campaign
June 14, 2012
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a program launched in 2000 to benefit individuals in the Armed Forces and their families, recently announced its plans to launch a $100 million campaign to build centers for wounded soldiers. Through this new initiative, IFHF aims to establish nine new centers on military bases and medical centers that will treat and rehabilitate soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
The fund estimates it will cost $11 million to build each 25,000-square-foot center, which will include psychiatric, physical therapy, chiropractic, neuro-psych and acupuncture treatment areas. Additionally, the buildings will include open gyms, sleep labs, family rooms, parks and multi-purpose rooms that allow patients receiving treatment to interact with family members and friends.
"Although American combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, the suffering of our wounded heroes is not," said Richard Santulli, chairman of the IFHF. "TBI can afflict soldiers for years after their injury and can have devastating effects on their ability to work, interact with family and function in society."
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