Heroes In Transition is inviting the public to its 11th annual Fall Gala on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
The theme of this year’s gala, which is being held virtually, is “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome.”
Among those who will highlight the importance of Heroes In Transition’s work is Air Force Major Sara E. LaFranchise, who is serving as the gala’s keynote speaker. LaFranchise enlisted in the Massachusetts Air National Guard in 1997 and has served in numerous positions supporting multiple operations, including Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle, New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.
She currently serves as a Flight Commander for the 102nd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Otis Air National Guard Base.
Sara and her husband Eric, who serves in the Air National Guard, were introduced to Heroes In Transition through a fishing trip they went on last summer with their children. Since then, they have attended a number of Heroes’ events, including its Families In Transition (FIT) Week at Alliance Equestrian Center at Camp Lyndon in Sandwich, which gives military families a chance to bond with and ride horses over the course of five days as well as its Fall Couples Retreat in October 2019.
To purchase tickets or donate to the gala, visit www.heroesintransition.org.
Sponsors for this year’s Fall Gala include The William and Linda Zammer Foundation, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Retractable Awnings in Pocasset and Cape Cod 5 Cents Savings Bank
Founded in 2009 following the death of U.S. Marine Captain Eric A. Jones, Heroes In Transition is a Mashpee-based nonprofit that provides assistance and support to veterans, service members, and military families that is not readily available through other organizations. To learn more about HIT, visit www.heroesintransition.org.