Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gary Sinise &Lt. Dan Band Concert to Benefit Wounded Warrior



Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, along with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, are holding a special concert at Brooklyn College on Friday, April 27 to benefit U.S. Army Specialist Bryan Dilberian, who lost three of his limbs while fighting in Afghanistan in 2011. Actor Sinise, the band, and his foundation have been very active in supporting US troops overseas and disabled vets at home.


The benefit will support construction of a smart home for Mr. Dilberian, a Fort Hamilton High School graduate who has undergone a total of 21 surgeries since being injured, and who currently resides at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

The Tunnel to Towers foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation are working to raise the money needed to build a home with “smart technology” while the wounded vet continues his recovery at Walter Reed.
These custom built homes, which can cost up to $250,000, are smart homes, with functions supported through an iPad, that permits the disabled resident to prepare meals from a wheelchair and are fully accessible and automated. The larrger bathroom, living space and elevator if needed will allow easy access to all areas and advanced features including motion sensitive lighting.

“I still don’t believe it,” Dilberian said of all the support he has received;  “I would like to thank the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation for all their work helping me start my life over again.”

Sinise's Lt. Dan Band (named after the character that he portrayed in Forrest Gump) is a big outfit that plays a wide range of tunes from Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix classics to contemporary songs by Kelly Clarkson, Evanescence, Beyonce, Lonestar, the Zac Brown Band guaranteed to rock the house. More here

The concert will take place on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts located at Brooklyn College. To purchase tickets, call 718-951-4500, through Friday this week, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. or visit BrooklynCenter.com









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