to Promote Veteran Wellness – Mind, Body and Spirit
Veterans and their family members will be treated to a unique opportunity to meet Former NFL Player and Coach, Earnest Byner at a post “Super Bowl Sundae Social” at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center on 50 Irving Street, N.W.
The event will be held Friday, February 17 from noon until 2 p.m. in the medical center’s Atrium and will include Byner sharing his inspirational story of overcoming the infamous “Fumble” during the 1987 AFC Championship between the Browns and Broncos. Veterans will engage in a question and answer panel of former NFL Players from the “91” Redskins Team, participate in a Super Bowl trivia game with prizes and conclude with an “Ice Cream Sundae Social”.
Veterans will also receive health and wellness information, sample healthy sundae toppings and speak one-on-one with the medical center’s Nutrition and Food Service team of dieticians and chefs about the ease of preparing fresh home-cooked meals to encourage healthy heart living.
Today, Byner is known for humbly sharing encouragement and hope to help people get through tough times and triumph as winners both on and off the field, just like the Super Bowl of 1991. His non-profit organization, “The Healing Dawgs”, promotes healing of the mind, body and spirit as well as partnerships with the community to advocate for Veterans, children and the homeless.
“Together we are working to provide hope for our future,” said Byner. The collaboration between Byner’s non-profit organization and the DC VA Medical Center is timely with this week’s National Salute to Veteran Patients observance, February 12-18, which pays a special tribute to those Veterans who give us the honor and privilege to serve them by choosing VA health care.