PRESS RELEASE: The Veterans Consortium Announces Lee Woodruff As Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies: TVC Silver Anniversary Dinner and Pro Bono Awards
Washington, DC: The Veterans Consortium (TVC) is honored to announce that Lee Woodruff, co-author of the best-selling book, In an Instant, contributor to CBS This Morning and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the TVC Silver Anniversary Dinner and Awards Banquet on October 4, 2017, at Union Station, Washington, DC. TVC and the Federal Pro Bono Program will be celebrating 25 years of pro bono service to our veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. Attendees will include the veterans we serve, members of our Nationwide Volunteer Corps, members of Congress, strategic partners and community supporters.
Since the February 2007 publication of their book, Lee and her husband Bob have helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction. The Veterans Consortium’s Discharge Upgrade Program provides nationwide pro bono legal representation to veterans with Other Than Honorable discharges for misconduct caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The Veterans Consortium and our mission partners, believe that PTSD and TBI resulting from service should not preclude veterans from receiving the benefits and respect they deserve. Professional legal representation is key as these veterans persuade Department of Defense boards of the injustice of an Other Than Honorable discharge. Pro bono attorneys will aid in the discharge upgrade applications, to secure benefit eligibility for the veterans and restore dignity to our nation’s warriors.
Woodruff has been a contributing reporter for Good Morning America, and currently serves as a contributing reporter for CBS This Morning. Her best-selling book Perfectly Imperfect — A Life in Progress, was followed by her first novel Those We Love Most, which became a New York Times best seller.
As the Master of Ceremonies, Ms. Woodruff will assist The Veterans Consortium is recognizing the contribution of our volunteers, the experience of the veterans we serve, and the important role that TVC continues to play in serving veterans and their families, caregivers and survivors as they seek access to justice, seeking the benefits and compensation they were promised.
“The importance of raising awareness about the impact that TBI and PTSD have on our veterans as they return home cannot be understated. I am pleased to assist The Veterans Consortium in celebrating 25 years of pro bono service to veterans and raising awareness of the vital work that needs to be done in expanding access to justice for veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI, including discharge upgrades and securing the benefits and compensation they were promised so that they may receive the mental health care they need.”
For more information, please contact:
Deputy Director, Client and Stakeholder Outreach and Communications
The Veterans Consortium