Shop for Healing Heroes event to raise funds for local Veterans

Reno, Nevada (March 6, 2017) The City of Reno is teaming up with local vendors for a shopping event on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center gym.
Proceeds from the event will go to support Project HERO, an adaptive recreation program that helps provide disabled Veterans with access to adaptive cycling equipment, training and participation in local and national cycling events!

The public is invited to shop from local vendors for a variety of goods. For more information about vendors, please visit Facebook.

About Project HERO

 
Founded in 2008, Project Hero is a groundbreaking national non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD, TBI and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives and increasing awareness to combat the national mental health emergency posed by PTSD and TBI.

Project HERO provides expertise, training, events and site-location support to promote recovery and rehabilitation. Expert staff customize to suit individuals’ needs, making it possible for almost everyone to participate in the program

Project HERO participant results:

· 55% of Project HERO participants who take prescription drugs have reduced or eliminated them
· Increased ability to perform normal day-to-day activities
· Speedier recovery from injuries or conditions
· Improved general health and fitness
· Reduced pain and improved sleep

Learn more about Project HERO and other City of Reno Veteran Programs at Reno.gov. More information is also available on the Paralympic Sport Reno page on Facebook.

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