15 Years After the Iraq War’s Deadliest Battle, Marines Fight to Save Their Comrades

See article by Gina Harkins of Military Times (Oct 13, 2019)

Paralyzed New Kensington Navy veteran receives van from Virginia charity

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Azalea Charities Presents Adapted Van to Veteran Quadriplegic Dan Hika

New Kensington, Pennsylvania – Frank Lasch, Chairman and Founder of Azalea Charities will present Navy Veteran Dan Hika with a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica van adapted to his special needs.  In the summer of 2012, Hika dove into a swimming pool, injuring his spinal cord and surfacing into the life of a C5-C6 complete quadriplegic. For
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Golfing for a good cause: 13th annual Chenega invitational supports Azalea Charities Aid for Wounded Warriors

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Bob Bastiaans Raises over $10,880.00 for Aid for Wounded Warriors in the Augusta 70.3 Triathlon

 
 

It was a sunny warm day in Augusta, Georgia on Sunday.  It was in the low 70’s at the swim start and low 90’s by around 1 p.m.  It was a non-wetsuit swim and the current of the river was slow due to the high water levels from Florence.  Jan did great in completing
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Thanks to Retiring Secretary Cindy Fiscko for her Years of Service to Azalea Charities

Cindy Fiscko has been a well-appreciated and dedicated secretary to Azalea Charities from January 2011 to July 2018. Azalea Charities’ officers and friends gathered at Giorgio’s Family Restaurant in Montclair, Virginia on Saturday, September 29 to wish her well. President and CEO, Doug Taggart presented Cindy with a plaque.
Cindy will continue on as a board
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The Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center is honored to announce Azalea Charities as the Presenting Sponsor of “Celebrating Veterans and the Arts at the Hylton Center” for the fourth year

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Join us to raise $30,000 towards an accessible van for Pittsburgh Veteran Quadriplegic

When Navy Veteran Dan Hika dove into his swimming pool in the summer of 2012, he never dreamed he would injure his spinal cord and surface into the life of a C5-C6 complete quadriplegic. For the past six years, he has adjusted to a new normalcy of confinement to his bedroom, needing major help to
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Azalea Charities and Giorgios Sponsor New Horses for Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center’s Walter Reed Active Duty Horsemanship Program

Azalea Charities’ President & CEO, Douglas S. Taggart, presents a $2,500 check to the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center Equine Manager, Ms. Vicki Baker in early August. Azalea Charities has donated over $19,000 to provide continuous support to our wounded warriors. Every Thursday, patients in recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center visit the Rainbow
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Support Bob Bastiaans in the September 23 Augusta Half Ironman to Raise Funds for Aid for Wounded Warriors

Last Triathlon for Azalea Aid for Wounded Warriors On My Own Knees
As I shared with you in the Spring of 2017 I suffered a devastating knee infection.  I had to pull out of Ironman Copenhagen in August of 2017.  The effects of the infection upon my body was far greater than I hoped or ever
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