ST. LOUIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--On October 26, 2013, the Adam Muffler Memorial Organization (A.M.M.O.), a non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate the negative stigma of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), will hold Warriors for Heroes, its first annual fundraiser at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO. Sponsored by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer, Randy Couture and Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, the event will be the largest charity MMA event ever and all raised funds will benefit Veteran PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) rehabilitative programs nationwide.
“We are excited that this growing sport is embracing the cause and driving awareness and fund raising for these programs, we can’t thank Randy Couture and Xtreme Couture GI Foundation enough for their generosity and support.”
On November 4, 2012, Adam Charles Muffler (age 24), became a veteran PTSD statistic when he placed his weapon in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Adam, who served two tours with the United States Marine Corps in both Afghanistan and Iraq, suffered from PTSD, viewed himself as a burden, and saw life as hopeless.
On April 3rd, 2013, Adam’s family joined forces with Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) legend Randy Couture to form A.M.M.O. Through the Warriors for Heroes events, the organization hopes to raise funds to both build awareness of this staggering epidemic and funding resources for rehabilitation for its victims.
This star studded event will help our non-profit organization greatly reduce if not end the heartbreaking statistic of 22 veteran suicides a day. Neal E. Boyd (“The Voice of Missouri” and winner of America’s Got Talent) will be sharing his beautiful voice for all in attendance along with many other celebrities including local St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues sports stars, among many others.
“We expect this event to be the most successful fundraiser for veterans with PTSD in history and we have poured our hearts and souls into this to provide Adam a lasting legacy and make sure that his decision will soon begin to stand for hope and relief through A.M.M.O.” said A.M.M.O. Board Member Becky Muffler Compton. “We are excited that this growing sport is embracing the cause and driving awareness and fund raising for these programs, we can’t thank Randy Couture and Xtreme Couture GI Foundation enough for their generosity and support.”