Bryan Cranston, Tamron Hall, Ben and Erin Napier of HGTV’s Hometown, Gerald McRaney, Jocko Sims, and Aisha Tyler set to appear; Gary Sinise and Lee Greenwood to be honored for their work supporting military families and caregivers
Washington, DC (October 21, 2021)— The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced today the addition of multi-platinum trio Lady A as the musical headline act for its upcoming Heroes and History Makers event, which will be presented virtually on October 28 at 8 p.m. ET. The event is the Foundation’s annual tribute to America’s 5.5 million military caregivers, the loved ones who voluntarily care for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans at home. The online event is free and open to the public. Registration information and streaming details can be found here.
The announcement of Lady A’s performance follows the announcement of a star-studded lineup set to be co-hosted by actor and Hidden Heroes Campaign Chair Tom Hanks and TODAY co-anchor and Hidden Heroes Ambassador Savannah Guthrie. The Foundation will recognize actor, humanitarian, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, Gary Sinise with its 2021 Tom Hanks Caregiver Champion Award. In addition, Lee Greenwood will receive the Foundation’s Caregiver Ally Award. Bryan Cranston, Ben and Erin Napier, Gerald McRaney, Jocko Sims, Aisha Tyler, and Tamron Hall will make appearances to tell the powerful and inspiring stories of military caregivers and enlist the public’s support for these heroes.
The following organizations join presenting sponsor USAA in generously supporting this event: The Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, Cerner, Comcast NBCUniversal, Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, Prudential, TriWest, Wounded Warrior Project, AARP, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Philips, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Wells Fargo, Jacqueline Badger Mars, FedEx, Coca-Cola, FTC, Humana Military, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., Accenture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bob and Candy Scherer, Disabled American Veterans, Home Instead Senior Care, Hamilton Place Strategies, KPMG, Magellan Federal, Microhealth, Mida Associates, National Government Services, OptumServe, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Clark Construction, Clarus Group, Cohen Veterans Network, Jim and Linda Beers, Program Management Solutions, Signature Performance, Phil and Peg Soucy, Thorn Partners, Kerry and Becky Tymchuk, Jenna and Lorah Dorn.
About Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Hidden Heroes
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers – the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill or injured veterans at home. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its support and advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being. Learn more about the Elizabeth Dole Foundation at www.hiddenheroes.org.
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