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Oliver North to Speak at USA Cares Charity Gala

Submitted by: USA Cares, Inc.

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 12, 2008 – 10:59 PM EST


Feb. 12 /CSRwire/ - LOUISVILLE, KY - February 12, 2008 - USA Cares will host guest speaker Lt Col (USMC ret) Oliver North March 29th 2008 at their very fist Gala celebrating USA Cares fifth year of leading the charge in supporting military Service Members and their families.

USA Cares, a 501 c 3 non–profit focused on the Nation's newest Veterans, will hold the black and white event at the historical Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky. Appropriately themed, "Sea to Shining Sea", the event will celebrate the assistance USA Cares has provided across the United States and around the world. With nearly 10,000 Service members calls answered, and 5M in funds and resources, USA Cares has emerged as a leader in military family related charitable organizations.

Lt. Col. North's status as an American hero, combined with his military insight and understanding of the military family made him the perfect speaker for the event for USA Cares. . Since 2001, North has been the host of War Stories — the award-winning military documentary series on Fox News Channel. He has also authored eleven books — all of them New York Times bestsellers. His next book, American Heroes, based on his extensive coverage of U.S. military units engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines will be published in April 2008.

"Col North just returned again from Iraq visiting the troops, so who else can relate to the demands on them and their families" said Roger Stradley, Operations Director at USA Cares. "The fact that he has also faced combat makes him a compelling figure during this war on terror", Stradley added.

Sponsorships and tickets for this formal event are still available at or by calling USA Cares office at 800.773.0387.

About USA Cares
USA Cares is a world wide charitable organization serving military service members and their families of all ranks and branches with direction and advice along with grant assistance for quality of life issues caused by military service. To date, USA Cares has received requests from nearly 10,000 service members and families with more than 5M dollars in organizational and found resources. USA Cares, in partnership with The Homeowners Preservation Foundation, has also saved military homes from foreclosure across the nation. Learn more about USA Cares by visiting

About Oliver North
Assigned to the National Security Council Staff during the Reagan administration, Lieutenant Colonel North was the United States government’s counter-terrorism coordinator from 1983-1986. He was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the Island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. North is a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the NRA board of directors. He is also the founder of Freedom Alliance, a foundation that provides college scholarships for the sons and daughters of service members killed in action.

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Phone: 800-773-0387


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