Tria Health & Medtrakrx Charitable Event Raises Over $90,000 for Folds of Honor

ProAm Golf Tournament helps families of fallen or disabled military heroes with scholarship funds


PRESS RELEASE:
 Earlier this fall, Tria Health, a chronic condition management company, and MedTrakRx, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and division of EnvisionRxOptions, hosted the seventh annual Folds of Honor ProAm Golf Tournament at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. This year’s event raised more than $90,000 to fund educational scholarships for children and spouses of our fallen or disabled military heroes.

Folds of Honor, established in 2007, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to families of America’s fallen or disabled service members in an effort to provide hope and healing. Of the 1-million-plus dependents adversely affected by military deployments, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.

With the support of partners and sponsors from around the country, including MedTrakRx’s parent company, EnvisionRxOptions, and presenting sponsors Rite Aid and WellSky, more than $500,000 has been raised for Folds of Honor over the past seven years.

During this year’s ProAm tournament, more than 100 golfers, including 27 premiere golf professionals from across the nation, took to the course to raise scholarship funds for Folds of Honor. Kelli Campbell, mother of four scholarship recipients, also attended the event sharing her story and gratitude.

“After losing Shawn, my partner, my best friend, the stronger and more patient half of our team, I had no idea what life was supposed to look like anymore. I was a Marine’s wife without her Marine and a homeschooling mom without her home,” said Campbell. “And that’s when God sent Folds of Honor.”

Campbell lost her husband, Major Shawn Campbell, in a Marine Corps helicopter collision in Hawaii on January 14, 2016. She left Hawaii with her four children—Tristan (11 years old), Kenna (eight years old), Kate (six years old) and Donovan (one year old)—and moved to Kansas City to be close to her parents.

“A Folds of Honor scholarship is about so much more than paying a bill, it’s not just tuition,” Campbell continued. “For me those scholarships restored my hope for my children’s futures. And the ripple effects of one single scholarship never end. When I realized I could afford to enroll my kids at Whitefield Academy, I had this tiny bit of light shed on our future. I didn’t even know at the time if we were going to stay in Kansas City, but Folds of Honor handed me an anchor. One step at a time, we found a home near the school, we found a church near our home, we found friends, sports, music. We started a new life I believe Shawn is proud of.

“Not everyone is called to serve in uniform, but I believe we are all called to serve in some fashion. Your attendance here today honors my husband and families like mine. By supporting Folds of Honor, this is what you’re investing in,” Campbell concluded. “Young people who will grow up to be world-changers. You are telling children like mine that you see them, that you recognize the sacrifice they didn’t sign up for.”

Tria Health and MedTrakRx are honored to help raise funds to educate the families of America’s fallen and wounded heroes through the Folds of Honor organization.

Tria Health and MedTrakRx Golf ProAm raised $100,000 for Folds of Honor

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On Monday, September 25, Tria Health, a chronic condition and medication management company, and MedTrakRx, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and division of EnvisionRxOptions, hosted the sixth annual Folds of Honor ProAm Golf Tournament at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. The event raised a record $100,000 to fund educational scholarships for spouses and children of fallen heroes.

“For the past six years we have been actively involved in providing support for Folds of Honor through the ProAm Golf Tournament. We are proud to provide hope and healing to the families that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We continue to appreciate the support we get from our partners and vendors in Kansas City and across the country”, said Larkin O’Keefe, President of Tria Health. He added, “This year we were able to exceed our goals thanks to everyone who participated, especially our Title Sponsors, Rite Aid and Mediware.” Since the beginning of this event,  we have been able to raise over $400,000 for Folds of Honor.

Folds of Honor, established in 2007, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to families of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers in an effort to provide hope and healing. Of the 1-million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.

foh-kc_golf112During the event, 155 golfers, including 31 PGA professionals from country clubs across the country, took to the course to raise scholarship funds for Folds of Honor. Previous scholarship recipients, Ginger Ravella and Kelli Campbell, also attended the event sharing their stories and gratitude.

“When I was left as a widow at the age of 36 with five very young children, I felt our familyentire future slipping down the drain,” said Ravella. “Major Troy ‘Trojan’ Gilbert was not just a heroic F-16 pilot in the Air Force, he was the love of my life and an amazing father, leader and friend. His loss left a deep cavern in our souls. Yet, by God’s grace, Troy’s legacy of service over self, and the great, generous support of Americans, we found the strength to go on.

fallenFolds of Honor stepped into our lives at such an impactful moment. My kids began attending a Christian college prep school because of their Folds scholarships. My oldest son is now a sophomore in college and playing D1 sports with the help of Folds of Honor. We are grateful for the very tangible way Folds of Honor has honored Troy’s sacrifice by educating his legacy.”

Tria Health is honored to continually support Folds of Honor. If you want more information on how you can get involved in this event, please contact January Pointer at 913-601-5046 or info@triahealth.com.