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Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Dole launch Hidden Heroes campaign for military caregivers

Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Dole launch  Hidden Heroes campaign for military caregivers
Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald joined Senator Elizabeth Dole in Washington, DC today to launch Hidden Heroes, a groundbreaking campaign created by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to call vital attention to America’s 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers. As campaign chair, Hanks presided over the launch that included a series of major announcements and commitments that will bring critical resources to those caring for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.

Making History for Military Caregivers

Making History for Military Caregivers
September will be a historic month for military and veteran caregivers! On September 27, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation will launch Hidden Heroes, a national campaign meant to recognize and support our nation’s 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers. Tom Hanks, our Campaign Chair, will join us in Washington, D.C. for a patriotic celebration of this […]

Pastors Osteen Highlight Foundation at Night of Hope

Pastors Osteen Highlight Foundation at Night of Hope
Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen continue to raise awareness and support for military caregivers by highlighting the Elizabeth Dole Foundation at events across the nation. Videos telling the stories of caregivers are now showing at Night of Hope events, hosted by Joel Osteen Ministries.

Statement by Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole on the Passing of Nancy Reagan

Statement by Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole on the Passing of Nancy Reagan
"Our nation has lost a national treasure with the passing of Nancy Reagan."

2016 Dole Caregiver Fellows Announced

2016 Dole Caregiver Fellows Announced
Thirty new fellows have been selected to give a voice to our nation’s military and veteran caregivers.

VA Interviews Senator Dole on Suicide

VA Interviews Senator Dole on Suicide
Senator Dole was interviewed by the Department of Veteran Affairs on the issue of caregiver suicide prevention as part of this video from the national summit on Feb. 2.

Senator Elizabeth Dole – Commentary on Caregiver Suicide

Senator Elizabeth Dole – Commentary on Caregiver Suicide
Too often, men and women are left so tortured by the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation that they choose to end their lives. The inner turmoil and physical pain they experience can be so great that in many cases it transfers to the loved ones caring for them at home. As a result, some of our military and veteran caregivers also consider suicide as their only escape from the stress and pain they are experiencing on the home front.

Fox News Spotlights Hidden Heroes

Fox News Spotlights Hidden Heroes
Foundation Executive Director Steve Schwab and Dole Caregiver Fellows Ann Marie Paccianoa and Valence Scott reveal what happens when loved ones put their lives on hold to care for our veterans.

Respite Care Resources

Respite Care Resources
Are you a caregiver who needs to relax and recharge? The Foundation’s Respite Care Impact Council has produced this list of respite care resources. Remember, respite is critical to the well being of both caregivers and veterans!

Foundation Releases Respite Definition for National Family Caregiver Month

Foundation Releases Respite Definition for National Family Caregiver Month
In recognition of this year’s National Family Caregiver Month theme “Respite Care,” the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Respite Impact Council has released a definitional document that will guide the future work of the Council. This document has been developed by the experts who provide respite and those who benefit from it.