A few minutes ago I received an email message from Carmen V. Russoniello
, Ph.D., LRT, LPC, BCIAC. Most of us know Carmen as a Past President of ATRA and a leading recretional therapy professor and researcher. The email from Carmen was addressed to Colleagues, Friends, and Americans.
In the message Carmen announced the Grand Opening of the Physchphysiology Lab and Biofeedback Clinic
to be held March 19, 2009
, at the Belk Building on the campus of East Carolina University
The message announced that New York Times
best selling author retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopleman
will be the keynote speaker -- and there will also be some short demonstrations of current ECU/ Military programs and and a panel of Marines will share their experiences at the lab/clinic.
The message also indicated that the presentation is free and, if you can attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carmen went on to provide the following:
"Currently there is very little funding for the Wounded Warrior Program
. I am trying to rectify this in a number of ways including traditional methods i.e. grants. In addition a Health and Human Performance Wounded Warriors Fund has been created to provide funding to provide services. With the later in mind three quick things: As the song we adopted for our program attests these are the “boys next door that probably carried your groceries”. When the towers came down they gave up many things to defend our freedom. Now we have a chance to demonstrate we appreciate their sacrifice. Please show your generosity.
In honor of WWS I will be doing a series of runs over the next year and would love to have sponsors make a per mile pledge with the money going to the WW fund. I will be doing the Ukrop’s 10 K (6. 5 miles) later this Month in Richmond, The Historic Marine Corps Half Marathon in Fredericksburg (13.2 miles) in May and either the New York or Marine Corps Marathon (26.2 miles). The total mileage (If I make it) is approximately 46 miles. Pledges of $1, $2, $5, 10, dollars per mile would be deeply appreciated."
Carmen requested that his email be forwarded to as many people as possible. But rather than email it, I have chosen to post this information on the RT Blog. Please do respond to Carmen to seek more information or to respond to his appeal to support the Wounded Warrior Program with a donation.
Carmen's contact information follows:
Carmen V. Russoniello, Ph.D., LRT, LPC, BCIAC
Director, Psychophysiology Lab and Biofeedback Clinic
East Carolina University
Belk Building Suite 2501
Greenville, NC 27858