The Eagle Fund of the Andrews Institute Foundation supports America's wounded soldiers

March 29, 2012

Topic: Orthopaedics

The U.S. Armed Forces are teaming up with the NFL to discuss concussion prevention.

Men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces share a lot in common with athletes. They have to maintain an elite level of physical fitness, and the tasks that they take on are physically demanding.

However, service members face a distinct risk of death as well as life-long injuries. A report compiled by the Pew Research Center indicated that 10 percent of veterans living in the U.S. were injured in the military. About 75 percent of these incidents are combat-related.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in many casualties for U.S. soldiers. Those fortunate enough to return home face many new trials ahead of them.

In order to support these wounded veterans, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Athletes' Performance established the Eagle Fund, which is designed to help provide service members the same continuum of care available to professional athletes. This includes the leading orthopaedic and sports medicine resources of Andrews Institute experts as well as the world-class integrated training methods of Athletes' Performance.

These provisions offered through the Eagle Fund would not be possible without the contributions of generous donors. As a 501(c)(3) charity, the Eagle Fund depends solely on the donations and support from patriotic Americans, with 100 percent of all donations going directly to supporting the recovery of Eagle Fund recipients.

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