February 18, 2015

the lindsey vonn foundation

Giving the future women of the world the confidence to move mountains!

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation is committed to engaging the community and our future generation with a positive and constructive atmosphere. We focus on strengthening the community by giving individual attention to the empowerment of girls. With our all-girl program we create a comfortable environment for growth as athletes, as learners, and as individuals.

Lindsey's ski career has taught her to never give up. As she continues to overcome obstacles, she wants to use her experience to help girls follow their dreams. Lindsey is dedicating her future to ensuring young girls are ready to conquer the world.


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October 08, 2012

wings for life

The history...

"One must never give up hope!" These were the words of Heinz Kinigadner when he was faced with his son's diagnosis "paraplegia" diagnosis, after Hannes was involved in a crash during a charity motocross race. Hannes Kinigadner had his accident in 2003, at the age of 19, and has been tetraplegic ever since. His fate is representative of approximately 3 million people worldwide who are paralyzed due to an injury to their spinal cord. Deeply moved by the fate of his son, the two-time Motocross World Champion founded the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation in July 2004, together with his friend, Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz. Inspired by existing successes in research, the ambitious aim of Wings for Life was defined as follows: Spinal cord injury must become curable. Test
In order to realize this vision, Wings for Life supports and finances the most promising research projects worldwide aimed at healing the injured spinal cord. An international scientific advisory board, consisting of the world's most renowned scientists and medical doctors from the relevant areas, helps Wings for Life to select the most promising research projects. The world's leading scientists agree that paraplegia, caused by a traumatic spinal cord injury, will be curable one day. For a major breakthrough in science to be achieved, a lot of research needs to be done. With focus, diligence and the absolute will to reach the aim, our foundation moves step by step towards our goal.

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October 08, 2012

wounded warriors project

The history...

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life.

The Alumni program provides long-term support through a wide range of complimentary programs designed to give ongoing support. WWP Alumni enjoy getting together while attending exclusive WWP events, college and professional sporting events, dinners, and many other activities. Over the years, our Alumni program has grown substantially - take a look at the graph on the left.

As our Alumni program expanded, WWP responded with innovative programs to meet the needs of warriors and their families. Our programs are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. For more detailed information on each of our program offerings, please visit the Programs page. Take a look at the Program Participation graph on the right to see our programmatic growth.


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