RLF 2nd Annual Charity Golf Outing

On a beautiful August afternoon, outlined against the lush fairways of the Golf Club of Dublin, Cardinal Health hosted its 2nd Annual Golf Outing to benefit Resurrecting Lives Foundation. The event was attended by a full field of 140 golfers that teed it up for our major annual fundraising event to support our veterans with traumatic brain injury. Veterans from all branches of service and several conflicts participated in this event courtesy of Cardinal Health and several vendors.

RLF sends out a tremendous “Thank You” to all our corporate sponsors and donors including the great team at Cardinal Health. We also want to thank our volunteers who gave freely of their time and did so much to make this event happen. The generosity of all those involved made the outing a great success.

During the program portion of the afternoon, former 82nd Airborne paratrooper, Matt Gossard, shared his personal path to recovery through RLF and was given a standing ovation for his service. He spoke about his issues with TBI and addiction and how he has worked to overcome these challenges. We are grateful for Matt and his service to our country.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left Picture – Dr. Chrisanne Gordon
Middle Picture – Matt Gossard
Right Picture – Scott Lindsay – Cardinal Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left Picture – Left to Right, Sam Tucci, Scott Lindsay, Alison Albers, Tonya Minor, Chris Butsky – Cardinal Health
Right Picture – Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Retired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left Picture – Sam Tucci – Cardinal Health
Right Picture – Cindy Gossard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proud to be an American

 

RLF salutes Tim Oldani and the Veterans Experience Action Center

Veterans in Northeast Ohio gathered on the campus of the Cuyahoga Community College on August 11th and 12th, 2017 to learn how to access their VA benefits. The event was coordinated by the Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC) and provided veterans with an opportunity to complete their claims and applications in an expeditious manner.

A Vietnam veteran in attendance remarked, “Had I not been here today, who knows how long it would have taken,” in reference to receiving his VA benefits. Over 28 agencies participated in the event, which served as a one-stop shop and provided veterans with face to face assistance to every aspect of their VA claims.

The VEAC is a collaboration between the Northeast Ohio Veterans Community Task Force Advisory Committee, the VA, State and County organizations, and the community, is a cooperative task force to assist, counsel, and advocate resolution of individual issues immediately for Veterans and their families.

This inaugural event provided local veterans with access to on-site claims & appeals assistance, healthcare enrollment, wellness and enrollment medical exams, mental health counseling, VA Women’s Health Services, VA G.I.V.E. (Gender Identity Veteran Experience) Clinic, Homestead Exemption assistance, Veteran ID cards, and other community related information and services. The event also included a 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration pinning.

Tim Oldani, a native of Elyria, Ohio and veteran of the Marine Corps Reserves, spearheaded the planning and execution of this event. Tim served as a combat engineer and was deployed for a tour of duty to Iraq. Today, Tim supports other veterans through his work as an outreach program specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

RLF salutes Tim Oldani and the Veterans Experience Action Center as champions for our veterans and we thank them for their service to our country.

To view a video of the event, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

If a web address needed:

https://www.wkyc.com/news/health/dozens-of-veterans-received-benefits-due-at-first-veterans-experience-action-center/463430823