STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong (previously known as SoldierSocks), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, announced today that it will honor notable supporters at its Annual Awards Gala, scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at The New York Yacht Club in New York, NY. To recognize their work advancing available care to injured veterans, SoldierStrong will present Commitment to Service Awards to Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, a former U.S. Army Ranger and current mentor for military veterans transitioning to civilian life, and Elvis Duran, of Z100 radio station's Elvis Duran & The Morning Show. The Corporate Leadership Award will be presented to global entertainment company WWE®.
"We are proud to honor our supporters, who have exhibited outstanding advocacy for the availability of advanced medical care to our veterans and have helped us to become one of the nation's fastest growing veterans service organizations," said Chris Meek, Founder and CEO of SoldierStrong. "This year, we proudly celebrate our rebranding as SoldierStrong, a name more closely reflective of our commitment to supporting America's injured veterans and one that is as strong as they are."
"It has been a privilege and honor to use WWE's global platforms to help shine a light on the extraordinary work of SoldierStrong and their commitment to our nation's heroes," said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer.
SoldierStrong is focused on providing cutting-edge medical devices to injured service members to get back on their feet and take steps toward a more independent and productive future. Founded as SoldierSocks in 2009 to provide clean socks and other necessities to soldiers deployed overseas during the Gulf Wars, the organization expanded its efforts following the events of September 11th, 2001 to include helping injured first responders.
SoldierStrong, previously known as SoldierSocks, helps American patriots literally take their new steps forward. Through educational scholarships and by harnessing the most innovative technology in advanced rehabilitation, we help our returning service men and women to continue moving in the only direction they should know – forward. Nearly every dollar SoldierStrong receives goes towards direct support of American patriots so that they can re-acclimate to civilian life. Our organization works to remind those men and women who sacrificed so much that we are forever thankful.
CONTACT: SoldierStrong 1127 High Ridge Road #124 Stamford, Connecticut 06905 Telephone: 888-898-3235 Website: http://www.soldierstrong.org Facebook: SoldierStrong Twitter: @SoldierStrong