Under the team name, “Huskies for Heroes,” five Northeastern University students, including Nic Pszenny of the College of Professional Studies, participated in a nine-kilometer fundraising run, known as the Run-Walk to Home Base, in support of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program which ultimately raised over $2 million.
The program serves veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffer from combat stress and traumatic brain injury.
Pszenny, a marine who served in Kuwait, founded the Huskies for Heroes team which has raised nearly $6,000 this year and counting. Pszenny and his fellow teammate Dennis Amblo, a political science major, are members Northeastern’s chapter of Student Veterans for America. Amblo served in Iraq and suffers from a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Northeastern News reporting on the team noted: “Northeastern student-veterans praised the program for raising awareness of wounded service members. ‘It’s important to take care of them when they come home because they have sacrificed a lot,’ said Pszenny. ‘They are the future leaders of this country.”
In 2009, Northeastern reaffirmed its commitment to education for veterans by pledging $2 million to the Yellow Ribbon Program. Under the program, Northeastern provides free tuition to nearly 200 veterans who have served in the post-9/11 era.
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