The weekend, aimed at creating new bonds and promoting healing in a relaxed atmosphere, will be spent in Pigeon Forge at a cabin, generously donated by George Plunkett of Corley-Plunkett Mountain Cabins. Activities planned for the weekend include a morning of "Yoga with Shanti", a hike along the Smoky Mountain trails, dinner at the Old Mill Restaurant, and a spa day provided by About You Salon and Day Spa. In addition to the named events, the AWP has a few more surprises in store for the military widows attending this special weekend getaway.
The American Widow Project would like to thank George Plunkett, Shanti, Big Daddy's Pizzeria for a pizza dinner donation, and all AWP Supporters for their generous donations and efforts in supporting this event.
In 2007 Michael Davis lost his life while serving his country in Iraq. At a mere 21 years of age, Taryn Davis became a widow. In the wake of this tragedy, Taryn began to discover that resources were scarce for young military widows. To reach out and support other young women who had lost a husband in service, Taryn began The American Widow Project (AWP).
Four months after learning of her husband’s death, Taryn began work on a documentary, speaking to military widows across the country, and hearing their stories of love, tragedy and survival. The documentary was shown to military widows who came from all over the U.S. to Austin, TX in July 2008, for the official "launch" of the American Widow Project. Since then, the AWP has conducted events throughout the country to unite military widows to celebrate their survival, honor their loved ones sacrifice, and provide a healing environment with others who share this journey. For more information, visit www.americanwidowproject.org
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The American Widow Project was the creation of military widow, Taryn Davis, whose husband was killed in Iraq on May 21st, 2007. Taryn created this organization to assist in healing other military widows through a peer to peer network.