Gala to Target Veteran Suicide April 8


SOF Missions, a leading non-profit that helps past and present military members suffering from the visible and invisible scars of war, will hold its 7th Annual SOF Missions Destin Gala April 8 at the Henderson Beach Resort.

With a mission of empowering warriors to find purpose and resiliency, the SOF Missions team works hard to reduce and combat suicide among our nation’s heroes.
To date, SOF Missions has provided more than $5 million in care to more than 2,500 warriors.

“We are making a difference with your help,” said Dr. Damon Friedman, founder and president of SOFM. “Unfortunately, there are about 20 veteran suicides a day and that is catastrophic. For someone to take his own life when help is here just breaks our hearts.”
All proceeds from the gala will go directly to past and present military members all over the country dealing with mental and physical injuries. The funds raised allow a national network of professionals, through Be Resilient Clinics, to offer collaborative, clinical and coordinated care plans for our Nation’s heroes in need at no charge.

The evening will be filled with inspiring stories of bravery and redemption from our warriors who have found healing. Enjoy a delicious sit-down dinner, live entertainment as well as a silent and live auction. Keynote speaker will be retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James S. “Hammer” Hartsell, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Tickets are $100 per person. Info: Attire: black and white
Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, and drinks. Guest speaker and silent auction.
For more information about the SOF Missions Destin Gala, call Kristi Beckman at (850) 503-5201 or email at