Walk Of America Partners
Anna Isaacson, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility, NFL :
"The NFL is proud to once again sponsor Walking with the Wounded, an initiative that strives to improve the lives of service members both in the US and the UK," said NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility Anna Isaacson. "We are excited to help raise awareness for programs that provide veterans with much-needed resources to reintegrate into society. After sacrificing so much to keep us safe, our Nation's heroes deserve the best care and support."
Virginia Tenpenny, Vice President & Global Social Impact, Starbucks:
"Starbucks is proud to support Walking with the Wounded as we come together around our shared goal to honor Veterans and their families. The partnership reflects Starbucks commitment to successful transitions for veterans through meaningful employment opportunities and partnership with organizations that support healthy community integrations."
Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director, Bob Woodruff Foundation:
“Starting with our support of the Invictus Games in 2014 and the Walk of Britain in 2015, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has worked to build international relationships to empower veterans globally. Collaboration is a key to our success at home, so it made a lot of sense to us to collaborate with the U.K. to support wounded veterans, many of whom fought side by side Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are humbled to be the founding partner of VTAP and plan to continue to identify unmet needs and support both our U.S. and U.K. veterans and their families.”
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington, CEO, Wounded Warrior Project:
“Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is pleased to collaborate with other service organizations to bring awareness to the needs of this generation of wounded veterans.”
Stuart Croxford, Programme Manager, The Endeavour Fund:
"After the success and impact of the Walk of Britain, The Endeavour Fund is proud to be supporting Walking with the Wounded once again on their latest Walk of America expedition. Walking with the Wounded does a fantastic job in supporting wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women on their journey to recovery and helping them rediscover their fighting spirit. This challenge will not only be a once-in-a-lifetime experience but it will give veterans from the UK and US the chance to raise the awareness of the Veterans Trans-Atlantic Partnership and the strength in collaboration."
Michael Curmi, Director of Brand Experience, Jaguar Land Rover:
“After the success of Walk of Britain, Land Rover is once again delighted to be providing critical vehicle support to Walking With the Wounded's, Walk of America . This builds on Jaguar Land Rover's engagement with veterans and serving personnel on both sides of the Atlantic, from inspiring recovery through sport via the Invictus Games to crucial re-employment initiatives such as Calibre. Walk of America will see three Land Rovers deployed to enable extraordinary wounded, injured and sick men and women to take on a 1,200 mile adventure challenge. We're proud to reaffirm our commitment to those who serve, and to life-enriching adventures in general.”
Emma Russell, Marketing Manager, Helly Hansen:
“Having protected and enabled the team members on many previous expeditions, Helly Hansen is delighted to continue its journey with Walking With The Wounded. The organisation does fantastic work to inspire and motivate wounded servicemen and women from all walks of life, and we are thrilled to support and enable the team in their rehabilitation and re-education, specifically though the Walk of America challenge. This is a phenomenal opportunity to raise awareness of this incredible cause, and we look forward to this year’s epic challenge.”
Victoria Shepherd, Service Excellence Manager, Arqiva:
“Arqiva has been supporting Walking with the Wounded’s expeditions since the South Pole in 2013. We are delighted to be continuing our involvement in this fantastic cause, providing communications equipment and expertise allowing the team to keep in contact with the world all the way across the vast expanse of the USA. We have a strong association with the Forces, from our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and support for our employees who are also members of the Reserve Forces to our focus on helping Forces leavers to transition their skills into the civilian workforce. We wish the whole team the very best of luck for the expedition.”
Emily Chen Carrera, President, American Friends of The Royal Foundation:
"After the tremendous success of previous Walking With The Wounded expeditions, the American Friends of The Royal Foundation is proud and thrilled to support The Walk of America. Comprised of six extraordinary veterans (3 American and 3 British), the team will walk 1000 miles in twelve weeks to raise funds and awareness of veterans’ issues, particularly mental health. We are inspired by the bravery and resilience of these remarkable men and women who are doing so much to ensure that the important work around the recovery, rehabilitation and well-being of wounded veterans continues, while strengthening ties and collaboration between the U.S. and U.K."
Ashley Stockwell, Marketing and Brand Strategy Director, XL Catlin:
“XL Catlin has been a proud supporter and provider of insurance cover for a number of Walking With the Wounded’s expeditions and is delighted to be able to continue this relationship for the Walk of America. Supporting ex-service personnel transition from military service to civilian service whilst assisting with physical, mental or social disadvantages that they may have sustained is totally aligned with our diversity and inclusion vision.”