The folks at the Hero Program would like to take a moment of your time to bring you up-to-date on the progress of this young, worthwhile organization. They are doing such great work and have made amazing strides in a short period of time.
The Hero Program was established in early 2009 and has made tremendous ground in coming to the aid of terminally-ill children and their families in a short time. In June of 2009 the Hero Program and its parent organization, Frontline Initiative, Inc. (www.frontlineinitiative.org), were awarded Beaver County’s Not-for-Profit Business of the Year award by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.
So far, the Hero Program has been able to provide support for six terminally-ill children and their families and currently has a waiting list of over 20 other children. We have provided two vehicles, a hospital bed, mortgage/rent payments and other financial support to the families of the real heroes because of supporters like you and me.
The program has gained the support of athletes such as Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers), Paul Posluszny (Buffalo Bills), Hines Ward (Pittsburgh Steelers), Lauryn Williams (Olympian), Adam LaRoche (Atlanta Braves) and Sean Lee (Penn State). Coaches Tom Bradley (Penn State), Joe Maddon (Tampa Bay Rays), and Joe Girardi (New York Yankees) along with entertainers like Illusionist David Copperfield have also provide support to the Hero Program.