Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, is launching a campaign in time for Memorial Day to raise funds for and awareness of its Dreams for Veterans program.

The campaign is supported by an honorary committee and generous campaign partners. Campaign partners will triple one-time gifts and add bonuses for every person who joins Dream Foundation’s new Dream Heroes for Veterans monthly giving club, all up to the value of $50,000.

Honorary committee members include Gen. Scott Wallace (ret.), U.S. Army; Secretary Will Grimsley, MG (ret.) U.S. Army; CSM (ret.) Dave Davenport, U.S. Army; Col (ret.) Nicole Malachowski, U.S. Air Force; Col. Scott O’Neal, U.S. Army; John Paul DeJoria, U.S. Navy (ret.); Chris Freeman, U.S. Army (ret.); Gregg Bigger, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.); Sandi and Bill Nicholson, U.S. Air Force (ret.); Priscilla Presley; Kathy Ireland; Fred Gordon; Greg Kushner; and Jillian Muller.

Campaign partners Tech Sgt. Jack Kushner Ret’d Foundation, Inc.; JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation; and an anonymous benefactor have committed sums that total $50,000. This will be used to triple one-time gifts or add a $100 bonus for every person who signs up for the Dream Heroes for Veterans monthly giving club.

Also supporting the campaign and program is FOX Sports, which will highlight Dreams for Veterans during live sports programming across its networks beginning Friday and through the Memorial Day weekend.

“We are humbled and grateful for the support and passion bestowed upon the Dreams for Veterans program and our Veteran Dream Recipients by such an esteemed group of highly decorated, highly honored, and remarkably kind individuals, foundations, and corporations,” said Dream Foundation CEO Kisa Heyer.

Funds raised by the campaign will help fulfill the final Dreams of terminally ill veterans across the nation.

“Dreams come in many forms,” said Heyer. “Funds raised by the campaign can provide terminally ill veterans with essential items such comfortable beds for pain-free rest or new dentures to help them eat. And many veterans’ Dreams reconnect them with aspects of their military service. Supporters will be helping veteran Dream recipients visit special military monuments to give one last salute or attend pinning ceremonies that honor them for their service, bringing them, their families and their caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life.”
Since 1994, Dream Foundation has served more than 32,000 Dreams across the nation, including some 1,400 and counting Dreams for veterans.

The Dreams for Veterans program was launched in 2015 at a ceremony supported by first lady Michelle Obama and the late Sen. John McCain. Also attending the event, held in Washington, D.C., was Malachowski, who at the time was the executive director of the White House’s Joining Forces Program.

She was joined by former U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D.-Santa Barbara; Sen. Sherrod Brown, D.-Ohio; former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Arizona; and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D.-Connecticut.

Dreams for Veterans Recipients are those who served from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and every conflict in between; those who served during peacetime or who currently serve on active duty in the Reserve or National Guard.

Recipients must be at least 18 years old, have a life expectancy of one year or less, and lack the resources to achieve their Dreams on their own. To make a one-time gift, join Dream Heroes for Veterans or learn more, visit www.dreamsforveterans.org.

To support the Dream Foundation’s mission, visit DreamFoundation.org/donate.