Friday, September 11, 2009

Fabulous Fridays: Wounded Warriors Project

Today I will be taking part in a huge charity event for The Wounded Warrior Project at The St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point, California. The event is an extensive thank you to caregivers who give their time and energy 24/7 to care for friends and loved ones - of wounded warriors, along with parents of children facing life threatening illness in the Make-A-Wish program, mentors with The Boys And Girls clubs and family members of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty.

P3 Beauty will be doing makeup, hair and manicures and Gaucin Spa will be providing mini facials, massages and manicures for all the caregivers.

The story behind Wounded Warriors Project:

One night while watching the evening news, a group of veterans and brothers were moved by the difficult stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They realized then and there that something needed to be done for these brave individuals beyond the brass bands and ticker tape parades.

The resulting objective was to provide tangible support for the severely wounded and help them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally. What had been initially viewed as a small contribution (compared with what the warriors had sacrificed while serving our country) has become WWP's signature program:"WWP backpacks delivered bedside to wounded warriors."

Post event details will be in next week's Recap Wednesday. In the meantime, don't forget to come back for Makeover Monday and follow us on Twitter to get instant details from the day of the event.

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