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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.


October, 2010


A Laurus Foundation Partner Event




Chicago Premier of the HBO Documentary Film

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Screening and Panel Discussion

Spertus Institute

Reservation is required. Seating is limited.

RSVP by Nov. 5 to: (toll-free) or

The Laurus Foundation is proud to partner with HBO, Disabled Patriot Fund, and USA Cares to bring this important event to Chicago.


Civil War doctors called it hysteria, melancholia and insanity. During the First World War it was known as shell-shock. By World War II, it became combat fatigue. Today, it is clinically known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a crippling anxiety that results from exposure to life-threatening situations such as combat.


With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war.


Some documentary films are interesting and informative. Some are even moving. WARTORN is a clarion call to action.

With its well documented historical perspective, WARTORN takes the audience on a journey that utterly dispels any notion that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an incidental, mysterious aberration of modern warfare. PTSD is the foremost casualty of all wars.

WARTORN is one of the most powerful documentary you will ever see! Be advised. This film deals with the serious matter of post-traumatic stress and the horrors of war. The images are disturbing and some of those interviewed discuss their heart wrenching experience of a loved one's tragic suicide.

Seating is limited, so register today.


NOTE: If you are unable to attend this event, the HBO Documentary Films presentation debuts on Veterans Day, THURSDAY, NOV. 11 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Other HBO playdates:

  • Nov. 11 (3:25 a.m.)
  • Nov. 14 (3:30 p.m.)
  • Nov. 18 (10:30 a.m., 12:10 a.m.)
  • Nov. 22 (noon, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Nov. 27 (noon ET/12:30 p.m. PT)
  • Nov. 29 (4:45 a.m.)
  • Dec. 7 (10:00 p.m.)
  • HBO2 playdates: Nov. 13 (7:45 a.m.) and 24 (8:00 p.m.)


Executive produced by James Gandolfini (HBO's "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq"), Wartorn 1861-2010 is directed by Jon Alpert and Ellen Goosenberg Kent and produced by Alpert, Goosenberg Kent and Matthew O'Neill, the award-winning producers behind the HBO documentary "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq."

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