Filmed in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the character of Lt. Dan, played by Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise in the film Forrest Gump, has come to symbolize the recovery process of today's war wounded. This week long community based event in Beaufort, SC closes with a concert performed by the Lt. Dan Band is attended by thousands! The INDY Fund is now producing this event for its 4th consecutive year!
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Located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, the award winning Palm Key Resort hosts the renowned Caregiver Retreat for the most overlooked heroes of the War on Terror; the caregivers of the severely injured. The natural beauty and calming qualities of the location offer an ideal setting for providing increased wellness in our severely injured veterans and their caregivers.
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Taking place outside of Houston, 2013 will be the 7th consecutive year for the Wallis Independence Ride. The steadfastness of the support and positive energy that surrounds the event have not only changed the lives of many of the veteran participants, but many of the supporters as well.
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In the Lowcountry, golf is more than a sport; it is a way of life. The Healing Heroes Golf Week provides the Independence Fund with the perfect means to capitalize on this and bring more than fifty severely injured veterans and caregivers together in a forum that extends far beyond the links.