Wounded Warrior Project To Support Injured Military

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Injured Military

GNC, partnering with the Western Pennsylvania Committee of the Wounded Warrior Project, will sponsor a local golf outing Sept. 17 to raise public awareness and funding for severely wounded military servicemen and women. Staying well is especially important for soldiers, and GNC's backing of the event supports the company's ongoing mission to promote healthy living worldwide.

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"GNC promotes a healthy lifestyle based not only on nutrition but on quality of life," said Tom Dowd, executive vice president at the company's Pittsburgh headquarters. "The many sacrifices of our servicemen and women allow us all the opportunity to 'live well,' and for this we owe them great thanks."

This second annual golf outing, to be held at Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, Pa., will allow wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center the opportunity to get out on the course. It will also include appearances by Wounded Warrior spokesman Sergeant Jeremy Feldbusch and executive director and founder John Melia. Feldbusch, of Blairsville, Pa., was left blind from an injury he suffered while serving in Iraq. He was also the subject of the independent film "Home Front," which captured the poignant story of a wounded soldier returning to civilian life.

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization, is to raise public awareness and enlist public aid for the needs of severely injured servicemen and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services that meet their needs.

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