ABC News Journalist Bob Woodruff and Lee Woodruff to speak in Olympic Valley
February 12, 2010
TRUCKEE and#8212; Former ABC World News Tonight co-anchor and current foreign correspondent Bob Woodruff and his wife, Lee Woodruff, will speak at Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation’s Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley.
and#8220;In our speech, we will talk about our own family’s journey to heal and also how being able to give back helped in our own healing,and#8221; explains Lee Woodruff, a contributing editor for ABC’s and#8220;Good Morning Americaand#8221; and a prolific freelance writer. and#8220;The Queen of Heart’s mission of philanthropy is near and dear to our own hearts.and#8221;
Three years ago in Iraq, the lives of Bob Woodruff and his family changed forever when an improvised explosive device detonated near the armored vehicle in which Bob Woodruff was traveling. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and nearly lost his life. The bomb’s devastation proved to be more than physical, however, and it had a life-changing impact on the entire Woodruff family.
and#8220;We’re delighted to have Bob and Lee Woodruff as our keynote speakers,and#8221; says Lisa Dobey, chief executive officer of the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation and Queen of Hearts. and#8220;I know their life stories will inspire all of the members of the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund. We are honored and humbled to have them join us.and#8221;
The couple’s book, and#8220;In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love, Courage, and Healing,and#8221; documents their family’s journey to recovery following Bob’s roadside bomb injury. Lee Woodruff’s book and#8220;Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress,and#8221; tackles the universal topics of life, such as friends and family, with heart and humor.
Bob Woodruff is back at work reporting for ABC News shows on a variety of international and national stories with his and#8220;Bob Woodruff Reportsand#8221; unit. He has continued to cover stories that focus attention on the needs of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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The Woodruff family also established the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury and Remind.org to raise money for members of the military who need cognitive rehabilitation and care following traumatic brain injuries while serving their country.
and#8220;We got lucky as a family with our own healing,and#8221; explains Lee Woodruff. and#8220;We wanted to help those who served their country to heal with all of the resources we had.and#8221;
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund launched in February 2006. The goal was to identify 1,000 women to give a minimum of $1,000 and raise $1 million dollars within one year. The group exceeded this goal and has raised $1.3 million to date. Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund is broad based in its funding interests making grants in non-profit organizations ranging from arts, culture and public benefit to health and human services.
For more information on the Queen of Hearts Membership Luncheon where Bob and Lee Woodruff will speak, please call the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation at (530) 587-1776.
and#8212; Submitted to the Sun