Support Stephen Cozza during his Army 10 Miler Run

Dear Family and Friends,

This October 12, 2014, I am honored to once again be taking part in the Army Ten Miler (ATM) Run held annually in Washington, DC.

As you know, I care deeply about improving the health of all of America’s children, especially military children. This year, I would like to make a special effort at ATM on their behalf.

That is why I am asking that you sponsor my ATM run with a donation to one or more of the following worthy organizations:


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). 

As a Council-at-large and longstanding member and distinguished fellow at AACAP, I strongly believe in the transformative power of this organization to positively impact the quality of care children with mental illness receive in this country.

Any donation you can give to support this organization will be deeply appreciated. 

To make a donation to AACAP, go to our donation page.


The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a 501(c)(3) global, nonprofit organization focused exclusively on the well-being and needs of America’s four million military and veteran-connected children, specifically in the areas of academic opportunity and excellence, school transition support, and developmental needs. MCEC’s goal is to ensure that every child grows and thrives through good and challenging times in order to be college, workplace, and ultimately, life-ready. As a co-chair of their Science Advisory Board I am well aware of the amazing and continuous efforts of MCEC to better the lives of military and veteran-connected children.

Since its inception in 1998, MCEC has spearheaded numerous initiatives addressing the educational and emotional needs of these youth with an emphasis on the challenges of frequent school moves and separations from a parent. Their highly regarded expertise and experience in professional development, student programs, research, publications, and their long-standing relationships with military, education, and policy leaders along with key partners uniquely positions MCEC to be able to address the needs of the military and veteran-connected students.

The results: MCEC annually impacts approximately 1,000,000 children and their families through programs, professional development, training, resources and direct support. Another measure of their success is reflected in audits which demonstrate between 88 and 91 cents of every dollar goes directly to MCEC initiatives that serve the children of those who serve us all.

To make a donation to MCEC, click here: http://tinyurl.com/militarychilddonate

Please be sure to make your donation “in support of Steve’s ATM run to honor America’s children” in order to keep track of donations through this page.


The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Caring for the families of the fallen. 

TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.

Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women. TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources. I have had the privilege of working extensively with TAPS since the start of the recent wars to conduct research in this community to better understand the needs of the families of our fallen.

TAPS has assisted over 50,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers. Their National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief camp has been held annually since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps at locations across the country.

To make a donation to TAPS, click here: www.tapsrunandremember.org/atm/drcozza


Thank you so much again for supporting my Army Ten Miler run by making a donation to help America’s children. I truly appreciate it.

With gratitude,
Steve

Stephen J. Cozza, MD
COL, U.S. Army, Retired