4Th Annual Life Lines Luncheon: November 14th, 2012

Every table at the Luncheon was filled with equal numbers of veterans and non-veteran supporters of SPI.  The presentations were powerfully moving and described by some participants as "inspirational".  The Life Lines Luncheon honored veterans and provided support for SPI's projects directed to improving the care of veterans with PTSD and preventing suicide among those at risk.

Paul Bucha

Lee Ann Doerflinger

Jason Hansman

Dr. William MacFarlane
Paul Bucha a Medal of Honor recipient, was the Keynote Speaker at the event. Click here to learn more

Lee Ann Doerflinger, a Gold Star Mother who lost her son in combat in Iraq, received SPI's Survivor's Award for the support she has given other mothers who experienced this tragedy. Jason Hansman, a combat veteran of the war in Iraq, received the Social Justice for Veterans award for his outstanding work in helping veterans transition to civilian life. Dr. William McFarlane received SPI's Research Award for his pioneering work developming a Family Psychoeducation program enabling veterans alienated from their families to reunite with them.
For picture gallery of the Luncheon click here