On Thursday, March 26, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will host a special sneak preview of the PBS Sesame Street television special, “Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change,” featuring Queen Latifah and John Mayer. Following the viewing, Bob Babbitt, CAF’s co-founder and the publisher of Competitor Magazine, will lead a live Q&A session with injured military personnel, challenged athletes, and Nico Marcolongo, who is both CAF’s Operation Rebound program manager and a service member featured in the special. “This television special is a learning tool for kids and adults alike, as well as civilians and military personnel,” Marcolongo said. “It’s important to raise awareness about the issues that our injured military personnel are facing and how people can help.”
Qualcomm, San Diego, has donated the use of its Qualcomm Q Auditorium for the preview, which will begin at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. The auditorium is located at 6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego, 92121. Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m., the “Coming Home” special preview will begin at 7:30, and the Q&A will follow at 8 p.m. Space is limited, and CAF requests that audience members arrive promptly.
The family-oriented television special highlights how America’s injured military heroes and their families are coping with both physical and mental combat-related injuries. It focuses on the courage of the service members as well as the challenges that their families face upon their return. “Coming Home” will air nationwide on PBS on April 1 at 8 p.m. CAF advises viewers to check their local listing times to confirm the viewing hour.
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