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National Football League to Be Honored at Tuesday's Children 'Rise Up For Resilience' Gala

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National Football League to Be Honored at Tuesday's Children 'Rise Up For Resilience' Gala

Sept. 13 event in New York will also pay tribute to the Navy Gold Star Program

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday's Children, the leading nonprofit organization providing long-term support to communities, families and individuals impacted by terrorism or the loss of a service member in the military, will be holding its annual "Rise Up For Resilience" Gala in New York on Sept. 13. The evening will honor the National Football League (NFL) for its support of Tuesday's Children, and the U.S. Navy's Gold Star Program for its work to help families who have lost a member while on active duty.

The gala will take place Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at Guastavino's, 409 East 59th Street in New York. The evening will consist of cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction and live music. Tickets and more information can be found at https://501auctions.com/tuesdayschildrengala or by calling 212-332-2980. All proceeds from the gala will benefit Tuesday's Children.

The gala is being hosted by NBC 4 New York co-anchor Stacey Bell, a highly accomplished reporter whose commitment to journalistic excellence was recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for NBC 4 New York's team coverage of the October 2017 Tribeca terror attacks.

"The NFL is proud to have a long-standing relationship with Tuesday's Children and we are humbled to receive this honor at their annual gala," said NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility Anna Isaacson. "We are committed to the mission of Tuesday's Children – to help thousands of children impacted by traumatic loss heal and develop a successful future."

The NFL has been a longtime supporter of Tuesday's Children dating back to the tragic events of 9/11 when it provided grants to aid thousands of 9/11 and first responder families. Most recently, the NFL awarded Tuesday's Children a $200,000 grant to launch a youth mentoring program for children who have lost a parent serving in the military. In total, the NFL has provided more than $600,000 in financial support to Tuesday's Children as well as participated in several programs including National Take Our Children to Work Day, donated tickets for families to see games and hosted military families at their corporate offices to show the inner workings of the league.

The Navy Gold Star program is the Navy's official program for providing long-term support to surviving families of sailors who pass while on active duty.

"The NFL has played an integral role in helping us expand the reach of our programs to serve a greater number of individuals, families and communities impacted by terrorism or the loss of a loved one in the military," said Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday's Children. "This type of support enables us to continue our work and partner with other organizations like the Navy Gold Star Program."

The event chairs are Amit Arya, founder and CEO of Stratacent; Henry Briffel, board of advisers and chief of staff at Neura Labs Corp and CFO of Melili Noi; Kieran Morris, financial advisor at HBC Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; and Tiffany Sorensen, partner, senior vice president and account director at Circle TPR.

Established in 2014, the Navy Gold Star program was created to ensure the families of sailors who die on active duty can remain connected to their Navy family for as long as they desire. Since the program's inception over 12,000 Gold Star family members from WWI to the present have been identified and outreached. Navy Gold Star program staff help meet the needs of survivors by connecting them to military and civilian support services that can provide guidance on any number of issues survivors face while adjusting to their new normal. Through social activities and remembrance ceremonies, the program provides opportunities for families to connect with one another and help sustain the memories of the fallen. The Navy Gold Star program also supports family members of the military fallen regardless of their service branch. More information can be found at www.navygoldstar.com or www.facebook.com/NavyGoldStar.

Tuesday's Children was originally founded to help those impacted by the events of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, and has since expanded to become the leading nonprofit organization providing long-term support to communities, families and individuals around the world impacted by terrorism or the loss of a family member in the military. Tuesday's Children offers a time-tested, long-term approach that enables families and communities to heal, recover and thrive. Among the programs offered by the organization are youth mentoring, health and wellness counseling, career guidance, adult and family services and community outreach. The organization is headquartered in New York. Tuesday's Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. More information can be found at TuesdaysChildren.org, and on social media (Twitter: @TuesdaysChldrn, Instagram: @TuesdaysChldrn, Facebook: /TuesdaysChildren, LinkedIn: Tuesday's Children).

Contact: Steve Honig, The Honig Company, 818-986-4300, press@honigllc.com

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