PLYMOUTH — In an effort to make quality healthcare more accessible to active duty service members, veterans and military families in Massachusetts, the Medic Now Foundation is throwing a party and hoping people will come out to support the troops.
“Let’s Swing for the Troops” will be held Saturday. May 5 at Plymouth Memorial Hall and will feature the Beantown Swing Orchestra and the nationally known American Bombshells.
The Medic Now Foundation is a new nonprofit which offers a military
healthcare stipend program. Its goal is to eliminate out-of-pocket health care costs for active and retired military service members and their families.
“The Medic Now Foundation exists to say thank you for making the commitment and sacrifice on behalf of our great nation,” said Michael P. Duggan, founder and president of the foundation. “The backbone of America are the men, women, and families that serve and protect our country. It is our duty as Americans to never forget why they have always answered the call, it’s because we asked.”
Nick Morganelli, a Westfield resident and member of the board of directors for the organization, said the foundation is all about saying thank you.
“Having developed a great appreciation for those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and regretting not serving myself, I feel this is one way I can give back and say thank you to those who defend our freedoms,” he said.
For this first event, the foundation is partnering with PEX, a company which offers a workforce spending platform based on prepaid card technology.
“We are excited and honored to be partnering with the Medic Now Foundation to provide much-needed support for veterans and their families,” said Ned Elton, chief growth officer for the company. “We recognize that our veterans and their families have sacrificed and had impacts in ways that are immeasurable and, all too often, unrecognized. PEX is partnering with the Medic Now Foundation to do our part in honoring their service and to fulfill our collective obligation to support them.”
The Saturday night event kicks off at 6 p.m. with free swing dance lessons offered by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Plymouth. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, but active military service members and veterans get a 25 percent discount.