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The Coast Guard Foundation Launches Are You One In A Million? Campaign

STONINGTON, Conn., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today the launch of its Are You One In A Million? campaign in conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebration of service to the United State Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has rescued more than 1 million people since it was established in 1790. Honoring the heroic efforts of service men and women throughout history, the Foundation's Are You One In A Million? project strives to capture and highlight the unique and diverse stories, and personal impact, of over one million successful missions of bravery and courage.

"For forty years the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to supporting important projects and programs that seek to improve the lives of Coast Guard members and their families," said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. "In celebration of our service to the Coast Guard and in honor of the proud history of its heroic rescues, the Foundation's Are You One In A Million? project will collect and share powerful stories about the role America's maritime guardians have played in saving over a million lives."

An Are You One In A Million? website has been established to collect accounts of rescues from individuals who lived another day because of the bravery of the Coast Guard, as well as families with stories of a heroic rescue that have been passed down through generations. Individuals can submit their stories at www.one-in-a-million-rescued.org. The Foundation will post them on a daily basis to the site. Participants can also mail their stories to the Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378. A picture of individuals rescued and their families may be submitted with each story. The Are You One In A Million? website can be viewed by any visitor to the site.

For more information on the Coast Guard Foundation's Are You One In A Million? project, the Coast Guard Foundation or its scholarship and support initiatives, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.

About The Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1969. It was initially created to provide funds for academic, athletic, and morale needs of the Coast Guard Academy and its cadets, which were not covered by federal operational funding. In 1986, the Foundation expanded its charter to support projects that enhance the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families. A Board of 100 Trustees from all parts of the country governs the Foundation. The Trustees elect from their members a 30 person Board of Directors to oversee the management of the Foundation. Located in Stonington, Connecticut, the Foundation employs a staff of twelve civilians responsible for meeting the Foundation's objectives and working closely with the Coast Guard on all issues.

SOURCE Coast Guard Foundation

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