Sept. 29, 2012
-- Raleigh, NC: Members of the American Widow Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to this generation’s military widows, will gather together from Oct 1-4th in Raleigh, NC. The organization hosts events throughout the country uniting military widows to celebrate their survival, honor their loved ones sacrifice, and provide a healing environment with others who share their journey.
The getaway, aimed at creating new bonds and promoting healing in a relaxed atmosphere, will be spent participating in the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Kangaroo Express on October 2nd at the Riverwood Golf Club. Funds raised at the event go to support AWP programs helping the widows of America's fallen military heroes. In addition to the golf tournament, the AWP has a few more surprises in store for the military widows attending this special getaway.
The American Widow Project would like to thank Kangaroo Express for their support to the AWP mission of supporting military widows nationwide and for their partnership moving forward. The AWP would also like to thank The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery for their donation of cupcakes, the Irish Dance Academy for their donation of time and services, Taste of Carolina, Tuesday's Children Non-Profit Organization for providing gift bags for the widows, Austin Extreme Graphics, Christi-Ana Crews of Operation Honor Our Heroes, 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). To date, the American Widow Project has served over 1,100 military widows across the U.S. In 2011, the AWP was recognized as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes, awarded the Diane Von Furstenberg People's Voice Award, and was a recipient of VH1's Do Something Award. Founder, Taryn Davis, was also named one of Newsweek's 125 Women Who Shake the World, Glamour Magazine's 21 Amazing Young Women, and was nominated as Texan of the Year. The American Widow Project is currently nominated as Small Charity of the Year for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards.