Benefit Concert for Veterans Featuring Angela Walker
Sunday, September 16
Spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy an outdoor concert of country, blue grass, and easy-listening tunes by Angela Walker’s band at Brushwood Center in support of our country’s brave veterans. Concert proceeds support programs through Brushwood Center and Operation Rebound that help veterans cope and recover from the after-effects of military combat and service.
FEATURING ANGELA WALKER
Angela Walker is a woman who has a big heart and is blessed with many gifts and talents. She is a singer, song writer, actress, and a consummate entertainer. She loves to sing jazz, standards, blues, country, contemporary and gospel music. In addition to being an entertainer, she is a motivational speaker, and a celebrated and
noted community advocate and voice for Veterans. Ms. Walker especially uses her voice to assist Veterans in Lake County, Illinois. Ms. Walker fi rmly believes in and commits her time and energy to helping charitable organizations to advance their cause. Ms. Walker is in the business of laughter, healing, building bridges and friendships, and loving her community. Angela Walker, U.S. Navy Disabled Veteran, is an eight-time recipient of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Award and an Ambassador for Operation Rebound.
AT EASE VETERANS PROGRAM - BRUSHWOOD CENTER AT RYERSON WOODS:
Brushwood Center supports military veterans through restorative, nature-based art workshops, called At Ease. Research shows that time in nature reduces stress, anxiety, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and our participants’ stories provide further evidence. The simple act of learning how to photograph nature has changed the lives of At Ease participants. Brushwood Center partners with the Lovell Veterans Health Care Facility to offer these monthly programs for veterans. Nestled in 565 acres of pristine woodland, Brushwood Center’s mission is to provide deep and meaningful experiences in nature to cultivate creativity, nurture wellbeing, and inspire learning through the arts.
CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION CAF’s Operation Rebound® program strengthens the mental and physical well-being of veterans, military personnel and ﬁ rst responders with permanent physical injuries by providing them opportunities to use sports and ﬁ tness to re-integrate into our communities and by empowering them through sports. Through Operation Rebound speciﬁ c grant requests and sport clinics, CAF is there to support our service members from Frontline to Finish line.