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Wartorn movie »

Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Ragnar Relay Race »

Friday-Saturday, June 10-11, 2011


Golf Outing »

Friday, June 17, 2011


Idol's Chris Medina receives life-changing donation for his injured fiancee »

Past news


October, 2010 »

RSVP for the Wartorn movie showing.


September, 2010 »

In Memoriam: Michael Robert Schwass


February, 2010 »

We're off to the races, again!

Also, see our race night II photo gallery.


January, 2010 »

A Breath of Fresh Air for Our Heroes


November, 2009 »

In Memoriam: Don Dalton


October, 2009 »

New partner profiles


September, 2009 »

Keeping Good Company ...


August, 2009 »

New Partner Profiles — Disabled Patriot Fund & Behavioral Vision


July, 2009 »

Golf Outing A Great Success!


May, 2009 »

Restoring a Delicate Balance


April, 2009 »

Program update ...


March, 2009 »

The First Step Foundation, a First Class Guy.

Laurus Foundation Golf Outing. RSVP Now!


February, 2009 »

Orchestrating an Amazing Symphony — Optimal Health.


January, 2009 »

A new year and we're off to the races.

Also, see our race night photo gallery.


December, 2008 »

Cooking with gas and healthy ingredients.


November, 2008 »

NextSteps Chicago and the next steps for Tre’.


October, 2008 »

Independence One Goes to College and our Newest Partner.


September, 2008 »

Partners In Progress Launched with a ‘Salute’ to Our Veterans.


August, 2008 »

In Good Company – Program Partners Continue to Grow.


July, 2008 »

Partner Profile – Mike Brougher, In His Own Words.


June, 2008 »

Three New Initiatives – Independence One, Healthy Bodies-Healthy Minds, and the Laurus Running Club.


May, 2008 »

New Logo, New Tagline, and New Relationships.


September, 2010


In Memoriam


Michael Robert Schwass


schwassOur good friend Michael Schwass passed away on September 10, 2010 from cardiomyopathy. Michael was injured in a freak hockey accident in 1975 that paralyzed his body, but not his spirit. The doctors told him that he might live another ten years. By his sheer determination and hard work, Mike went on to live another 35 years of a remarkable life and inspired hundreds of people along the way.

Hockey Hall of Famer (1983) and good friend, Stan Mikita, said it best, "As a man, he was the toughest I've ever met."  You can read more of this tribute to Michael by clicking here.

Michael will be sorely missed, but not forgotten. The week Michael died he was to launch a new initiative with the Laurus Foundation called Victory Gardens – a counseling and mentoring program for the wives of disabled veterans.

Victory Gardens were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted primarily by military mothers and wives during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort, these gardens were also considered a civil "morale booster" — in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. This made victory gardens become a part of daily life on the home front.

Our goal going forward is to provide the same type of morale boosting through this counseling and mentoring initiative for the brave wives of disabled Veterans who have served and sacrificed so much for our country.

In Other News Special thanks to our Partners in Progress, Disabled Patriot Fund (DPF) and Wounded Soldier Fundraiser (WSF) for their generous contributions to the families were serve. WSF donated $15,000.00 to Aimee and Yuriy Zmysly to help with expenses for their new house and defray the cost of Yuriy's HBOT treatments. DPF donated $2500.00 to the family of wounded soldier Duane Kozlowski who has been receiving treatments through Laurus Foundation for a traumatic brain injury.






































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