CSI Actor's New Charity Aims to Raise Funds for Military Support Groups
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gary Sinise, who stars as Det. Mac Taylor in the CBS television series "CSI: New York," will announce the formation of The Gary Sinise Foundation at a National Press Club luncheon address on Thursday, June 30.
The Gary Sinise Foundation serves the nation by honoring service members, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by supporting unique programs designed to entertain educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
Sinise, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Support Actor for his portrayal of Lt. Dan in the Oscar-winning film "Forrest Gump," will also discuss the award-winning feature length film, "Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good," which chronicles Sinise and his band as they travel around the world performing for the nation's military. NPC will host a screening of the film on Wednesday, June 29.
A recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, Sinise is the second actor, along with Elizabeth Taylor, to be awarded the honor. Sinise is spokesperson for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Foundation and co-founder of Operation International Children, He has traveled several times with the USO to entertain U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with the USO. He also appeared in the Fox News documentary "On the Road in Iraq with our Troops and Gary Sinise" and starred in such major films as "Apollo 13," "Ransom," "The Forgotten," and "The Human Stain."
The National Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Reservations are limited to National Press Club members and may be made through (202) 662-7501 or [email protected]. Of luncheon, admission is $18 for National Press Club members, and $29 for their guests. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.
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