Skip to comments.Bob Barker Donates $3 Million for Brain Injury Center
Posted on 10/08/2009 4:21:20 PM PDT by SandRat
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2009 The price appears to be right for former game show host and naval aviator Bob Barker, who donated $3 million to help build a premiere Defense Department center for wounded warriors suffering traumatic brain injuries.
The donation brings the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to its $60 million goal to build the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Bill White, president of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, announced yesterday.
The 72,000-square-foot, two-story facility is expected to open next year next to the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund will pay to build the center and equip it with the most advanced medical equipment for traumatic brain injury research, diagnosis and treatment, White said. Once construction is completed, the fund will turn the center over to the department to operate.
This amazing gift puts us over the top, White said yesterday in announcing Barkers donation to the effort. Thousands of Americans have given to this important effort, and Bob Barker has today stepped up to the task. We are immensely grateful for his wonderful generosity and his support for our nations servicemen and women.
Richard T. Santulli, chairman of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, called reaching the financial milestone to begin construction of the center a great step forward in our mission. The group raises money to provide financial help for families of U.S. servicemembers killed in the line of duty, and began raising funds for the new treatment center in 2007.
Barker, a naval aviator during World War II whos best known as the long-time host of The Price is Right game show until his 2007 retirement, called his donation a way to give back to those who serve or have served in the military.
I am very happy to do whatever I can to support the brave men and women who have given so much in service to our nation," he said. They have given so much for us. All Americans owe them a debt of gratitude for their tremendous service and sacrifice.
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“Come on Down!”
It’s a good thing to be approached by Bob Barker, unless he’s carrying pruning shears.
What’s the difference between Bob Barker and Barack Obama?
Bob Barker isn’t trying to neuter our military.
I grew up watching this guy. What a saint and true patriot.
Barker: I can't believe you're a professional golfer. I think you should be working at the snack bar.
Happy: You better relax, Bob.
Barker: There is no way that you could have been as bad at hockey as you are at golf.
Happy: All right. Let's go!
LOL! I'll ditto the "patriot" part, but "saint"...not so much. IIRC, he had some sexual harassment issues a few years ago with some of "Barker's Beauties" on the show.
That being said, I salute this particular donation to a very worthy cause.
P.S. I'm sure all the puppies and kitties he wants "spayed and neutered" take a dim view of the "saint" part, too!
On Lou Dobbs tonight, right now.
Flight deck of the Intrepid.
“he(Barker) had some sexual harassment issues a few years ago with some of “Barker’s Beauties” on the show.”
You do know he fought the charges and won?
Wonder if this might include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Good for him and thanks for posting this!
IIRC, one of the employees on his show had a relationship with him and then tried to shake him down. He fought it and won.