"Patriot Guard Riders Breath of Life Ride" the Journey Begins

Join This Historic Biker Run As Patriot Guard Riders Escort Hyperbaric Chambers From Houston To Las Vegas To Serve Veterans Suffering From PTSD And TBI

Join Imagine N.O.W. (Nurturing Our Warriors) fund raiser and Biker Ride escorting hyperbaric chambers over 2,100 miles from Houston to Las Vegas for display. The ride will be from October 1 through October 9, 2016 during Imagine N.O.W. Week in Las Vegas, the home of the future Imagine N.O.W. Veterans Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center established to treat Veterans and their families suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

The Ride begins October 1, 2016 traveling with Patriot Guard escort from Houston stopping in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Wichita Falls, and Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque and Gallup, New Mexico; and Sedona and Kingman, Arizona; State Line/Hoover Dam, Boulder City, and Henderson, Nevada to arrive in Las Vegas at Battlefield Vegas (2771 South Industrial Road) Friday October 7 for Welcoming Ceremonies and a Press Conference from 1pm to 3pm. The Breath of Life Chambers will then be available for viewing Saturday October 8 at the Inspire Theater after the VIP Gala before returning to Battlefield Vegas for Closing Ceremonies Sunday October 9 from 10 to 11am.

The chambers are a key feature of the Imagine N.O.W. Celebrity Gala fund raiser to be held October 8, 2016 at the Inspire Theater in downtown Las Vegas. The media will be covering the ride as we go through four states and stop at fourteen city halls, in preparation for an upcoming documentary.

Schedule – All City arrivals and departures are from City Hall of the City Indicated.

  • Friday 9/30 – Houston – Depart 4:00
  • Saturday 10/1 – San Antonio – Arrive 11:00; Depart Noon
  • Saturday 10/1 - Austin – Arrive 4:00; Depart 4:30
  • Sunday 10/2 – Dallas – Arrive Noon; Depart 12:30
  • Sunday 10/2 – Fort Worth – Arrive 2:00; Depart 2:30
  • Sunday 10/2 – Wichita Falls – Arrive 4:30; Depart 5:00
  • Monday 10/3 – Amarillo – Arrive 4:00; Depart 5:00
  • Tuesday – 10/4 – Albuquerque – Arrive 4:00; Depart 4:30
  • Tuesday – 10/4 – Gallup – Arrive 6:30; Depart 7:00
  • Wednesday – 10/5 – Sedona – Arrive – 4:00; Depart 5:00
  • Thursday – 10/6 – Kingman – Arrive – 4:00; Depart 5:00
  • Friday – 10/7 – Dam/State Border – Arrive 9:30
  • Friday – 10/7 – Boulder City – Arrive 10:00
  • Friday – 10/7 – Henderson – Arrive 11:00
  • Friday – 10/7 – Las Vegas – Arrive – Noon
  • Friday – 10/7 – Battlefield Vegas – Arrive 1:00

Patriot Guard member and Vice President of Heroes 2 Hometown John Fenech says “This is a great day for the Patriot Guard. We usually escort Veterans to their last resting place. Today, we are delighted to volunteer to escort this “Breath of Life” as the caravan containing hyperbaric oxygen chambers moves across the country to serve and to save injured Veterans not only in Las Vegas but from across the county.”

The Imagine N.O.W. Veteran Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center is coming to Las Vegas to treat Veterans suffering from TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This proven technology restores the lives of Veterans, athletes, police and firefighters and their families and is a game-changer in the fight against the epidemic of Veteran depression, homelessness and suicide caused by the scourge of untreated traumatic brain injury.

More than 700,000 Veterans – nearly one in 3 serving since 9/11/2001 - suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Often referred to as the signature wounds of the war on terror, Veterans with these injuries suffer from unbearable headaches, dizziness, depression, nightmares, and violent mood swings and are a leading cause of high suicide rates among Veterans, reported at over 22 a day. 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), widely used to treat a variety of injuries and diseases, has been shown to “permanently curtail TBI and PTSD symptoms, returning Veterans to a more normalized life" according to Dr. Paul Harch, perhaps the nation’s leading TBI and PTSD researcher and clinician. Dr. Jim Wright published the first report of hyperbaric oxygen therapy benefiting veterans with TBI and PTSD in 2009 and subsequently he and others published confirmatory evidence in 2012 in the prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma (http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/neu.2011.1895).

The effects of the TBI/PTSD epidemic will linger for years if not confronted. The good news is that hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown effective for treating TBI and PTSD dating back decades, Vietnam Veterans having been effectively treated and returned to normal function.

Join Imagine N.O.W. and the Patriot Guard Riders on their “Patriot Guard Riders Breath of Life Ride.” Sponsor a Rider for just $25.00 and ask your friends to join you in supporting our Veterans. Funds will be used to defray the cost of bringing the chambers to Las Vegas.

The planned Imagine N.O.W. Hyperbaric Treatment Center of Las Vegas will provide care to thousands of Las Vegas and Nevada Veterans who suffer daily from the devastating effects of TBI and PTSD. It will operate in cooperation with other Las Vegas and Nevada-based Veteran advocates such as the Blue Star Mothers, the Concerned Veterans for America and many others. The new Imagine N.O.W. Center will treat Veterans under a research protocol to advance the science and provide supporting cognitive and physical therapies to raise cognitive skills as well as job-training to help Veterans treated at the Center return to work and regain their place as productive members of the community.

To become a sponsor or donor for the event please contact Chere Pedersen: 702.857.8480 or 1.800.206.1082 or email us at infonowcenter@gmail.com or visit, www.ImagineNowVeterans.org.

The Breath of Life Bikers Run is produced by Pay It Forward Network, International, LLC.

Imagine N.O.W.
112 Water Street, Suite 120
Henderson, Nevada 89015
T 800.206.1082

Source: Imagine N.O.W.


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