VETERANS SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
Columbus Ohio Saturday 24 January 2015 FREE ADMISSION
SUMMIT FOR SOLDIERS: R.O.C. for Veteran's Music Festival
(Resources, Organizations, Community)
(Resources, Organizations, Community)
Thursday (22 Jan) between 5-9pm, FOLLOW this link: UndergroundColumbus Radio to listen in "Live" to Summit for Soldiers, OSU Vets 4 Vets, and others as we share more about the event on Sat and why we are doing it.
HOST a SfS "Forward Observation Party" in your home, local pub, anywhere you have internet access! Show your support for our Fallen Member Chris Thomas by hosting a toast to him during our opening tribute, take a picture and send it to us and we will post it online and get it to his wife. Call in throughout the evening and we will give your group a live shout-out! Contact us to learn more about what you can do as a host (it costs you nothing.) firstname.lastname@example.org
To Watch the event Live Online this Saturday just Click this link: UndergroundColumbus.com
More than just a Summit for Soldiers "kick-off" and Fund-raiser... Joining us will be:
Ronni Hunter from 99.7 The Blitz
ROTC Color Guard
LIMA COMPANY: Eyes of Freedom Memorial
OSU Vets 4 Vets
Columbus VA Outreach Team
Project Healing Waters
1 Day for the KIA
Ohio Army Survivor Outreach
Personal Wellness for You
Vietnam Veterans of Ohio
ONG Family Assistance
Concerned Veterans for America
Ohio Department of Veterans Services
ADMISSION is FREE to ALL
(Food and Cash Bar available)
Doors Open at 4:30pm
Color Guard at 5:30pm
Followed by Bands playing until 11pm
$50 Gift Certificate from The CheeseCake Factory
Coffee Gift Basket from Crimson Cup Coffee
WIN this Limited Edition FENDER STRAT Autographed by the Members of Bobaflex! Event Raffle.
$10 a ticket - (If less than 50 raffle tickets are sold, raffle will be cancelled and full refunds will be given.) Must be 18 or older to participate.
Saturday 24 Jan 2015 (4:30pm - 11pm)
Columbus Aladdin Shrine Ballroom
3850 Stelzer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Event Coverage By
For More info contact Mike at mike@summitforsoldiers or (614) 314-5829
CHRISTOPHER THOMAS: We are saddened at the loss of one of our most passionate and active Summit for Soldiers team members. Major Thomas served in the US Army and deployed 3 times, earning 4 Bronze Stars and the Distinguished Service Medal. Chris Thomas retuned home and embraced climbing and mountaineering as a means to not only reclaim his own life, but as a professional guide he carried forward on the mission to reach out to other veterans. His passion, dedication and friendship is what inspired our new "Adven-therapy" program. He died doing what he loved, climbing in the outdoors. Chris, we won't let you down... we love you brother.
For those visiting to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please follow the DONATE link (click here to send a check) Please make a note/comment that it is "in Memory of Chris Thomas" so we can keep these funds separate from our general donations.
The "Summit for Soldiers" PTS/Suicide Awareness Campaign is the "self-funded" efforts of our group of veterans, service-members, families, adventurers and citizens. We utilize mountaineering as our parallel to the struggles a veteran faces when living with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The Veteran founders of this "Mission" personally know and understand these difficulties of living with their "Silent Wounds" and the Mountains became their therapy. Together, we are on a Mission to bring attention to PTS/TBI and the epidemic Suicide Rate of over 8000 veterans a year, to discover and share the resources that are available, and to set an example that will Encourage others to reach out, seek treatment, and reclaim their lives. Semper Fi