A Challenge for Charity

Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 04:00 AM CDT

Contributed by: Star_Wars_Guide

Support Our (Wounded!) Troops

A serious collectible for a serious cause.


The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is honored to support Operation Ward 57 through a special charitable fundraiser. They are selling medallions featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi, the heroic Jedi Master from Star Wars - The Clone Wars. The medallions were produced in a one-time run of 1000 medallions with the permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All proceeds generated through the sale of these medallions will be donated to Operation Ward 57.

WARD 57: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington DC is the first stop for many of America's returning wounded service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. Known as "the amputee ward", the orthopedic Ward 57 at WRAMC houses some of the most severely injured patients for weeks or even months. The painful sacrifice of losing one or more limbs is the new battle these service members and their families now fight.

These medallions were inspired by the concept of "challenge coins" which are popular among military personnel. Given Operation Ward 57's efforts for wounded service members, PSWCS felt it to be a distinctly appropriate collectible to offer to support the charity.

The cost of each medallion is $10 (+ PayPal fees). Shipping is included in the purchase price.

Click Here to read more and order.

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