Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

We can't believe another year is at an end! Our charity has made quite some strides in the past 4 years since we started in December of 2008. We've provided assistance for over 1,300 treatments to injured service members, we've been awarded a grant, and we're beginning new programs to expand our reach to helping injured veterans make the transition back to civilian life easier. It's truly a wonderful and exciting time at HHN! 

We wish everyone a happy and safe new year's eve and day, and we hope you all have great luck in the coming year!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

You and PNC Gave Back!

We want to thank everyone who opened a checking account with PNC to help raise money for Healing Heroes Network. Especially around the holidays, every penny counts towards helping our veterans heal and return to productive lives.

Thank you all!

Merry Christmas from Healing Heroes Network

Christmas time is here! We all at Healing Heroes Network would like to wish everyone and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our supporters who celebrate!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Birthday to the U. S. National Guard

Happy 376th Birthday to our oldest military organization, the National Guard!

The National Guard even predates the United States, originating in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 as the militia. But these citizen soldiers still pack a punch. The U.S. National Guard has served our country overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan and domestically when helping during natural disasters like the recent Hurricane Sandy.

To our men and women who are "Always Ready, Always There," we are 'Always Grateful' for your service. Happy Birthday National Guard!

National Guard members helping victims of Hurricane Sandy
get out of flooded areas.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Hanukkah!

The "Festival of Lights" is starting! We at Healing Heroes Network would like to wish all of our supporters who celebrate Hanukkah have a happy holiday.

Here are some of our service members celebrating from Hanukkah's past:

Happy Hanukkah from Healing Heroes Network!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

This year is the 71st anniversary of the horrible attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941. This event was the very catalyst that brought America into the fight of WWII.

Unfortunately it sometimes takes something tragic to make us appreciate our armed forces and service members. So please take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor so many years ago, all who sacrificed in wars to fight tyranny, and everyone else who was left back home to worry and try to carry on.

December 7, 1941. A date that even today still lives in infamy.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from Healing Heroes Network

It's the time for family and food and cheer. Thanksgiving is the great American holiday, in which we all think of what we are grateful for.

This year, remember how thankful we should all be to our service members.  When you settle in to watch the big game, think of our troops who must risk their lives every day trying to make this world a better, safer place to live in. When you take that big bite of turkey and sweet potatoes, think of our homeless veterans that struggle daily for food and shelter.  When you hug your family, think of all those who aren't able to because they gave the ultimate sacrifice and died for their country.

This Thanksgiving, we at Healing Heroes Network are grateful for the men and women who bravely serve and have served in our armed forces.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy 237th Birthday Marines

November 10th is the birthdate of our U.S. Marine Corps. 237 years of excellence and valor.

While this clip may be a couple years old, we think the USMC will probably continue to do #1.

We at the Healing Heroes Network would like to wish you a happy birthday. Hooah!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

HHN Winners of the Mike Alstott Community Grant

We are excited to announce we were the winners of the 2012 Mike Alstott Family Foundation Community Grant. After being selected as one of ten "finalists," the Mike Alstott Family Foundation posted a contest on their Facebook page for fans to "vote" for their favorite charity to win the grant. Fans could vote once a day, every day until the end of the contest on October 15th at 11:55 pm.

Let's just say, you guys did NOT disappoint! For two weeks fans voted on Facebook and urged their friends to do the same. On October 16, 2012, HHN had the most votes at 1712, 381 votes higher than the second place charity!

The Mike Alstott Family Foundation will be awarding the grant to HHN to use towards our Welcome Home, Hero program, which provides financial assistance to military families of wounded service members injured in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11/01 to use towards basic necessities, including food, shelter, and clothing.

"We will now be able to help up to an additional 20 families," said HHN Executive Director, Stacey Spiegel. "That's just incredible. We at HHN and the service members we help are so grateful to our supporters and the Mike Alstott Family Foundation."

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Honor Veterans Day

Veterans Day isn't just one day on the calendar. It's an attitude. The consistent feeling of gratitude and appreciation we feel for those who risked and sacrificed for their country.

Veterans Day is a great time to show your thankfulness. Spend some time with neighbors, friends, or family members who served. Volunteer at your local VA hospital. Donate to your favorite military charity, like Healing Heroes Network.

Let our service members know how much we appreciate them. Honor our veterans and have a fun and safe holiday.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

PNC Giving Back to the Community

PNC Bank is giving back to our headquarters' area, the Palm Harbor Community--and we can all benefit!

PNC will donate $25 to Healing Heroes Network when you open a new checking account now through November 30th. And they'll also reward you with up to $150 into your own account! Spread the word among your friends, and stop by the Palm Harbor Branch today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Halloween from Healing Heroes

The night of "All Hallows Eve" is coming up, so we at Healing Heroes Network wanted to share some of the cutest military-themed costumes we've seen around the internet to give your kids some inspiration for the upcoming holiday.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy 237th Birthday to the US Navy

Saturday, October 13th was the 237th Birthday of the US Navy. We at Healing Heroes would like to thank all of our sailors and sea-faring service members for protecting our country.

The US Navy began in 1775 as a means to protect our shores from the British in anticipation for the Revolutionary War. While considered extrememly dangerous, seeing as the British had the most advanced navy at the time, the US Navy had mixed results. They experienced some successes capturing British ships, but also suffered many losses.

Our Navy would go on to provide support in conflicts from War of 1812 to the current wars. With the mission "to prepare and conduct prompt and sustained combat operations in support of the national interest," we trust our Naval forces will keep us safe and protected.

Again, Healing Heroes Network would like to give a big THANK YOU to all our service members in the US Navy.

"Non sibi sed patriae!"

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Help HHN Win a Grant!

Healing Heroes Network has been nominated as a finalist for the Mike Alstott Family Foundation Grant, but we need your vote to help us! With the grant, we would be able to help kickstart our Welcome Home, Hero program to help our warrior families.

Many veterans struggle with the transition from military to civilian life. The Welcome Home, Hero (WHH) program at Healing Heroes, helps to aid this transition by providing financial assistance to military families of wounded heroes for basic needs, including but not limited to food, shelter, and clothing. Once an injured veteran comes home, there are many changes for the individual as well as their family. Healing Heroes Network is dedicated to healing the whole hero; by providing short-term financial support for their basic life needs, we are able to help these brave service men and women get a leg up while returning to more productive, fulfilling, civilian life with their families. When we help improve the lives of our veterans, we improve the quality of life for their families, communities, and our Country as a whole.

But before we can help these veterans and their families, we have to win! And only YOU can help! Just "Like" the Mike Alstott Family Foundation on Facebook, and then click on the Grant Contest button underneath the cover picture. Then find where Healing Heroes Network is, and VOTE! It's as simple as that.  You can only vote once per day, but you can vote daily until October 15th. Show your support of our troops and vote for HHN today!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cocktails for a Cause

Healing Heroes Network and SONO Café, located in the beautiful Tampa Museum of Art, are hosting an evening of military support and appreciation. Enjoy cocktails from the bar and complimentary hor d'ouevres while socializing, networking, and overlooking the historic Hillsborough River. Your support will help to raise funds for injured service men and women so they can receive the help and healing they have earned and deserve. What better way to wind down on a Friday evening than sipping cocktails and enjoying a beautiful Florida evening!

tampa museum of art Please join us on Friday, October 5th, 2012 from 5 - 7pm. We hope to see you there!

SONO Café  
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 421-8367

Friday, September 21, 2012

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day. There are a lot of words we can say, but we think John McCain, who was a prisoner of war himself, said it perfectly in 2008.
"Today, we mark National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and I salute my comrades who served their country in unusual circumstances, and remember those who never returned.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy 65th Birthday to the Air Force

September 18, 2012, is the 65th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Air Force. The youngest of our armed forces, the U.S. Air Force has been helping keep us safe with its mission to "fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace."

Monday, September 10, 2012

Patriot Day: 11 years past, but we still remember

September 11th. The date has such a multitude of feelings associated with it now. Over a decade since the terror attacks that devastated our country, today we are still affected by war, fear, and sadness.

The great thing about our country, though, is that our fundamentals have remained strong. We will not give up our freedoms, values, or way of life. We will not be conquered by fear or uncertainty. Every day, men and women of our armed forces fight for America. We are honored by having such strong and brave warriors representing our country.

So, join in remembering the victims of the 9/11/01 tragedy and those who fell in the line of duty fighting the wars brought on by these attacks. Today is a day of remembrance, but it is also a day to feel loyalty and love towards one another and our country.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

1st Annual Labor Day Hero Ride

Poker Run for Charity! 2 Wheels, 3 Wheels, 4 Wheels, Everyone's Welcome!

The Warrior Brotherhood Veterans Motorcycle Club is holding the first annual Labor Day Hero Ride Poker Run to benefit the Healing Heroes Network.

On September 1st, participants can sign in starting at 10:30am at Janet's Mustang Bar. Meet others who support our troops, love motorcycles, and want to have fun during the holiday!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy 222nd Birthday Coast Guard

August 4, 2012, is the 222nd birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. It's a great time to take a second to learn the history of this branch of our military and appreciate everything the USCG does for us.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olympic Strong!

The 2012 Olympics started this past weekend in London. While I'm, of course, rooting for my country of America, I'm especially rooting for those who keep our country safe AND are competing for glory--our service members.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Help a Veteran, Win Two Motorcycles: Sweepstakes gives everyday people the opportunity to help injured troops while having the chance to win Harley-Davidson® motorcycles

What's more American than a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle and supporting our troops? TWO Harley-Davidson® motorcycles while supporting our troops!

Healing Heroes Network (HHN) has begun its 2nd year of its highly successful "Harleys for Heroes" sweepstakes, where participants may donate for chances to win two Harley-Davidson® motorcycles (a 2012 Fat Boy® Lo and a 2012 Street Glide®), as well as a year's worth of gas.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lucky Us, it's Friday the 13th

Lucky Horseshoes are among many
"talismans" people use to get good
Today at Healing Heroes we're wearing our red shirts for our troops and grasping our lucky horseshoes to ward away bad luck. If you didn't already know, today is Friday the 13th, the unluckiest day of the whole year! Or is it?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

In 1776, the United States took its first stand against tyranny and declared independence. Today our troops continue that fight, and will live and die defending freedom. While you're celebrating this day, don't forget about our brave service men and women who sacrifice so much for this country.

Healing Heroes Network wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Father's can be our example of strength, honor, and love. We at Healing Heroes would like to wish all of our military and supporter Dads a very happy Father's Day. Hopefully you can relax and enjoy it!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy 237th Birthday of the U.S. Army

June 14, 1775, our army was created to help us gain independence. 237 years later, our Army is still going strong and protecting freedom worldwide.

U.S. soldiers engage in trench warfare
in WWI.
Originally created as the Continental Army to fight in the American Revolutionary War, the United States Army has lead our country in our land-based military operations. The largest of all established branches of the U.S. military,

Happy Flag Day

On June 14, 1777, we adopted the grand old "Red, White, and Blue" as our national flag. Over 200 year later, we still proudly display Old Glory.

Happy Flag Day from all of us at Healing Heroes Network!

Want to see the evolution of our flag? Click here!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

68th Anniversary of D-Day

"You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months." -General Dwight Eisenhower

Thank you to all of our veterans who have stood up against tyranny and fought for freedom.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is May 28th this year. While the day is usually spent barbecuing and enjoying the sun, it's important to remember the real reason for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Verizon Velocity Supports HHN

Florida resident in need of cable/internet services? If you sign up with Verizon Velocity, they will donate up to $65 to the Healing Heroes Network to benefit our wounded warriors. All you have to do is call 
1-888-299-0132 and tell Verizon our promo code of 40337 when you sign up, and they'll do the rest! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

A mother is a very special person. We at Healing Heroes would like to wish all of our military and supporter moms a very happy Mother's Day. You deserve it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Live Green, Give Green, Get Green!

PNC Bank of Palm Harbor is making May the month of giving! For those who open a personal checking account, PNC will give $25.00 to Healing Heroes Network. Better still, for those who open the account, they will be eligible for up to $150.00 in rewards!

Monday, April 30, 2012

8-year-old Putts for Veterans

Patrick practices putting.
Patrick is not your average kid, even if not at first glance. At eight years old, Patrick has thick, brown hair, loves sports (especially golf),  and has a smile that could make your heart melt. But Patrick is more than just your average 2nd grader--Patrick is trying to make a difference in the lives of wounded American soldiers.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Sponsor: Casual Soul

Casual Soul is a family-owned business located in Central Florida. All products are handmade in their design studio by a small team of artisans with the utmost attention to detail and quality. 

Dedicated to creating American-made handcrafted goods and using only materials and components made in the USA whenever possible, HHN is excited to announce that it is the official charity partner of Casual Soul!

To celebrate our new partnership, for everyone who makes a purchase using the code “HEROES” Casual Soul will donate 40% of their entire purchase to HHN! Check out the Casual Soul Website here.

Support America by buying American-made goods with proceeds going to injured American soldiers. You couldn't get more patriotic even if you were baking an apple pie and watching baseball.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Healing Power of Golf

Men have been telling their wives for years about the amazing restorative powers of a round of golf with friends. Well, with the help of the Healing Heroes Network, they have quite a bit of support to back up their claim.

HHN is proud to announce the 2nd annual "Golfing For Heroes" charity golf tournament to benefit the wounded warriors of HHN. This year the tournament, sponsored by the 13 Ugly Men Foundation, will be held at Countryside Country Club's beautiful Bay and Lake courses on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Along with amazing prizes for the first, second, and third winning foursomes, participants will get to enjoy prizes for contests like 'Closest to the Pin', 'Longest Drive,' and a ‘Hole-In-1 Kia Optima’ provided by Friendly Kia!

All the proceeds from the tournament will go to HHN for their mission of assisting wounded warriors injured in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/01.

"We are so excited for the tournament this year,” said Stacey Spiegel, Executive Director of Healing Heroes Network. “Some of the local veterans we have assisted will be at the event. We think it’s very important for people to see what their generous donations provide and the difference it makes for our injured military members and their families.”

The HHN Team judging
the putting contest at
last year's tournament.
Golfers of all ages and abilities are able to sign up for the tournament and get more information online at Check-in for the tournament begins at 10:30am on April 22nd, with a shotgun start at 12:00pm. Admiral Farragut NROTC will be presenting the colors and PGA Professional Todd Keirstead will be on hand for a special performance with 8 year-old "HHN Community Hero” Patrick Farrell. Catered dinner at Countryside Country Club, sponsored by Heroes Hope, will be served immediately following the tournament and is included in the entry fee. Non-golfers are eligible to enter the raffles, and additional dinner tickets may be purchased for $35 a person.

For more information about Healing Heroes Network and the important work they do, please visit

Monday, April 2, 2012

King's Cross Classic Knickers and Apparel

Love Classic Golf and our Nation's Troops? Then King's Cross Classic Golf will be right up your alley!

Kings Cross Knickers is a line of golf apparel inspired by golf's abundant, centuries-old history. Honoring the evolution of golf fashion, the Kings Cross mission is to create a clothing line that respects the integrity of traditional golf style, while giving it a fresh, fun spin.

For HHN's 2nd Annual Golfing For Heroes tournament, Kings Cross Knickers has decided to have a special promotion for anyone supporting Healing Heroes.

For all supporters, they are offering a 10% discount on all merchandise from Kings Cross Knickers, and with every purchase a Free Golf Cap is included. In addition, Kings Cross will donate an additional 10% of all proceeds to the Healing Heroes Network.

So dress to impress with Kings Cross Knickers and Golf Apparel and support our nation's troops while doing it!

Place your order at and use coupon codehealingheroes” to support a truly impactful cause. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Silvio's Wines and Dines for the Troops!

Healing Heroes is happy to announce that Silvio's Brazilian BBQ will be hosting a Spring Charity Wine Dinner!

Tickets are $69 with 20% going to the Healing Heroes Network! Come out to enjoy gourmet food and wine all for the great cause of helping America's Wounded Veterans heal.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

4th Annual Sweetheart Poker Run

Many people celebrate Valentine's Day with loved ones, eating chocolates, or having fancy dinner. However, the fine folks of the Bullhead City Moose Riders did something a little less conventional--they used the occasion to show their love for our troops during their 4th Annual Sweetheart Poker Run.

On February 12th, the Moose Riders held a poker run in which motorcyclists could sign up to raise money for the Healing Heroes Network. The riders drive to various locations to pick up cards to create a "poker hand" in hopes of winning the highest hand.

The Moose Riders were able to raise $2,000 for Healing Heroes and had a lot of fun doing it. We at Healing Heroes Network would like to thank the Moose Riders again for their support of our cause and the brave warriors we serve.