HEAL Foundation Honors Veterans and First Responders

Winston Churchill said: “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” On Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, the HEAL foundation held its 3rd Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser. As one enthusiastic attendee, Mike Kiepura, said, "I have experienced a glimpse of the work HEAL is doing using horses to address the devastating impacts of PTSD with our military and their families and I am amazed by the healing power they achieve. Supporting HEAL and the fantastic work they do is my way of tangibly supporting the great military who provides and preserves the freedoms we as a nation enjoy."  

Guests enjoyed interacting with horses in a Join-Up session, great food from A La Carte Catering and heard a moving presentation on PTSD and Moral Injury from retired Army Chaplain and therapist Mark Knox, Ph.D.

HEAL is dedicated to providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning services to our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families. These services are proven to strengthen resilience and improve coping skills. We know that PTSD and moral injury affect thousands in the Northern Virginia area. We blend our knowledge of mental health and horse sense to provide quality, personalized and effective treatment plans and effective clinical care to our clients. 

The HEAL Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity, would like to thank its sponsors: The Roberti-Kirpura Foundation, MCG: Mansfield Consulting Group, Howard P Sachs and Associates, Daniel and Ginny Clendenin, The Bingel Family, The Pond Doctor, Altus Consulting, Davis Equine, The Honorable Al Swift, Linda and Paul Nichols, War Collar Industries, Mansfield Law, Ruly Scapes, Solutionworx, Full Circle Equine, Ragnarok Technologies, and Manning and Murray. We also thank our attendees who helped make our Third Anniversary enjoyable and purposeful. We were honored by your presence and commitment to HEAL. For information, visit The HEAL Foundation online.

Source: The HEAL Foundation