We had a good time at Rollin’ with the Troops last weekend in Lakewood. Sadly, the weather turned ugly early and that limited the number of visitors who stayed for the whole event, but we are happy for all the work Dani and Brad Hammond did to help benefit Healing Warriors Program.
The Hammonds started Rollin’ With the Troops three years ago, even before Healing Warriors Program was founded. They wanted to do something to recognize the hard work and sacrifices of our service members, and to benefit veterans with “invisible wounds” at the same time.
“Our main focus is to advocate for invisible wounds, because that is where our hardest issues lie and that is where our heart lies,” Dani said.
“We have found the guys with invisible wounds don’t get nearly as much attention as they need,” she said.
Dani, whose husband Brad was an infantry soldier deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, said they also advocate for the caregiver taking care of these veterans. It’s the couple’s desire to help the caregiver that allowed Healing Warriors Program to benefit from this fun and educational annual event for the second year.
Dani and Brad also share our goals and desires to open a new clinic in the Lakewood area and that’s why they will continue to be friends to Healing Warriors Program.
“We are working with Healing Warriors Program because we are trying to help them get a new clinic in Lakewood,” Dani said. “We think it is a gateway to the Bailey-Conifer area and the Springs where many of the veterans are hanging out.”
We also want to thank Mile-High Traffic Control, Tokyo Joes, all the pinup gils and other sponsors for their help with the event.
Next week, Healing Warriors Program is back up in Fort Collins at The Lodge – Sasquatch Kitchen Grand Opening Event. Join us at your favorite new watering hole and have a chance to win prizes, food, & beverages. A portion of proceeds from this event benefits Healing Warriors Program.