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Children of Fallen Heroes Fundraiser
Website Updated Aug 10, 2022

$1,500 - Tryon IEC
$500 - Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
$500 - Memorial Ride to Remember
$500 - City of Graham, NC

 

Mission Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes provides retreats, education, and special programs to children and families of fallen military and first responders designed to create an escape from grief, helping them to survive and thrive in spite of their loss.

 

Vision Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice of fallen military and first responder heroes as well as the sacrifice and needs of their loved ones, through an increasing range of healing educational and recreational activities.

Statement of Need

Child survivors of fallen military and first responders experience complicated grief, involving not merely the loss of a parent, but also the loss of a hero, and the loss of their familiar sense of belonging within a community. Participation in skill-building activities with others who have experienced similar losses is beneficial to the healing process. Research shows that children of fallen heroes who participate in peer support activities experience an increased sense of hope, positive role-modeling, and greater trust, understanding, and empathy.

Children of Fallen Heroes seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice of fallen military and first responder heroes as well as the sacrifice and needs of their loved ones, through an increasing range of healing educational and recreational activities.

Program Description

Children of Fallen Heroes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2015 by Kenneth Wasley. We provide various types of retreats, education opportunities, community outreach, and special activities for children and families of fallen military and first responders. All activities are designed to provide a respite from grief as well as a new learning experience in an atmosphere in which their hero parents are remembered and honored for their service. These activities have included but are not limited to: STEM Flight for Heroes Day Camp, Equine Retreat for Heroes, Golf Day Camp, Fishing Day Camp for Heroes, Canine Rescue Class, Wildlife Rescue Class, Photography Class, and Skydiving Angels Program.

Our Impact

 +500

Families Served

+1 Million 

 Families that need support.

SOUTHERN PINES, NC
HORSEBACK RIDING 
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OUTER BANKS, NC
HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH
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Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) is the ultimate destination for all who love horses, outdoor living, and an active lifestyle. Home of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, TIEC offers first-class facilities for equestrian events of all levels and disciplines. Located in the Blue Ridge Foothills of Mill Spring, NC, the competition experience is complemented by diverse onsite restaurants, a variety of shops, relaxing lodging getaways, family entertainment, and more.

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Biltmore  Horseback Trail & Carriage Rides

Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced horseman, enjoy an unforgettable guided expedition through beautiful woodlands on a horse chosen to match your skill level. 

Relax in an elegant carriage drawn by our Belgian draft horses as you take in picturesque views of Biltmore House and its 8,000-acre backyard.