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Hiller Ignite Presents 2013 Ignite Awards to The Travis Manion Foundation and InfraScan
The Ignite Warrior for Warriors Award and the Ignite Lifesaving Innovation Award Recognize Their Outstanding Work in Support of Our Active Duty Military, Veterans and Their Families
The Ignite award annually recognizes and rewards outstanding achievements tied to each of Hillier Ignite’
Hillier Ignite Lifesaving Innovation Award
An important goal of Hillier Ignite is to encourage greater entrepreneurship and innovation towards initiatives that can save lives – particularly those of our warfighters. The Ignite Lifesaving Innovation Award is part of the organization’s effort to ignite this movement, by recognizing an outstanding product and the people behind it. The inaugural Hillier Ignite Lifesaving Innovation award was presented to InfraScan, for its Infrascanner 2000, a portable screening device that uses Near-Infrared (NIR) technology to screen patients for intracranial bleeding.
“Traumatic brain injury touches many veterans and military families. For those injured far from the diagnostic machines available in hospitals, fast and accurate assessment of the impact of head trauma can be the difference between life and death, said Luke Hillier, Founder and President of Hillier Ignite. “The Infrascanner 2000 is the lifesaving innovation that makes this possible, within minutes, and as with many great innovations, it has both military and civilian applications.”
"InfraScan is honored to receive the Ignite Lifesaving Innovation Award for the Infrascanner Model 2000,”
Hillier Ignite Warrior for Warriors Award
The Hillier Ignite Warrior for Warriors award was created to ignite broader awareness and support for organizations assisting veterans and military families, both by recognizing and financially supporting their critical work. The inaugural Hillier Ignite Warrior for Warriors Award was presented to the Travis Manion Foundation a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our nation’
“There are many great organizations out there working to make a difference in the lives of those to whom we all owe so much,”
“Our vision is to inspire and activate everyone with the generous spirit of those who serve,”
said James Brobyn, Executive Director of the the Travis Manion Foundation. “Imagine veterans in communities all across the country instilling strong core values and a service mindset in our young people: local communities would benefit; veterans would find a renewed purpose, realize their potential, and continue their service at home. Most importantly, veterans would be positioned as leaders and assets – not as charity cases. That is why it is such an honor to partner with the Hillier Ignite Foundation. Our core values and goals are aligned. We view our veterans, their families, and our youth as pivotal to the future success of our country.”
About Hillier Ignite
Opportunity. Democracy. Freedom. Hillier Ignite is an organization dedicated to promoting democracy and freedom by creating economic opportunity. Focusing on groups pivotal to our future success as a society – entrepreneurs, youth, and active duty military, veterans, and their families. For more information please visit www.hillierignite.org.
About InfraScan, Inc.
InfraScan, Inc. is a medical device company that focuses on developing, commercializing, and distributing hand-held diagnostic devices for head injury and stroke assessment based on near infrared (NIR) technology. The company has received funding from the U.S. Marine Corps, the Office of Naval Research, BioAdvance, the Biotechnology Greenhouse of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. For more information please visit www.infrascanner.com
About the Travis Manion Foundation
Headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Travis Manion Foundation has built a national reputation for using innovative programs that transform communities through service and how we honor those who serve.Our team is comprised of Gold Star family members, military veterans – many with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan – and spouses and family members of service members. The passion and dedication of our staff is evident in the impact we have empowering survivors, veterans, and citizens to take positive action and never forget the sacrifice of those who gave their all for our today. We characterize our programs and impact as the “If Not Me, Then Who…”
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