Thursday, August 26, 2010

Combat Veterans Sought for Study

The Stress, Health, and Aging Research Project (SHARP) at the VA Boston Healthcare System is seeking participants for a study of their experiences and feeling of combat Veterans as they grow older. We are recruiting Veterans age 55 and older who have had combat experience. Participation involves completing several questionnaires that will be mailed to you and should take between 70-80 minutes, depending upon the number of questionnaires you are asked to complete. To thank you for your time, you will be given $20. Your responses will be confidential and used only for the purposes of the study. For further information or to participate, call 1-800-865-3384 Ext. 45309. When you hear the greeting message for the VA Boston Health care System, you may dial our extension (45309) immediately without waiting to hear the telephone menu choices. Only about total 65 surveys have been completed so far so please support this project.

Dr. Danny King, Phd (B Troop 68) is affiliated with the project. Association members at the Tucson reunion agreed to donate the $20 they receive for the survey to Association Chaplain Dennis Roe's Iraqi war orphan mission. Only 3 troopers have donated the $20 to the orphan project so far. We can do much better.

Send your donation to:
     WBM, Inc.      P.O. Box 212      Rising Sun, MD 21911  Note on the check: "Orphans Fund"