GARY SINISE AND HIS LT. DAN BAND PERFORMING AS SCHEDULED IN BROOKLYN ON APRIL 27 AND IN ALBANY ON APRIL 28 MONEY RAISED WILL HELP BUILD “SMART HOMES” FOR SPC BRYAN DILBERIAN AND TECH SGT. JOE WILKINSON
Good news for those who have already purchased tickets to two upcoming Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan Band Concerts—or who are getting ready to do so. The shows will go on!
Sinise was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident resulting in injuries that forced him to cancel his appearances at the Martinsville concert and speedway events among others the following weeks. He is currently recovering at home under his doctor’s supervision, but will be able to take part along with his Lt. Dan Band in the previously scheduled concerts in Brooklyn on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. and Albany on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that Gary is going to be able to make it to the concerts,” said Frank Siller, chairman of The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation—which co-presents the concerts with the Gary Sinise Foundation. “We thank the people of Brooklyn and the greater-Albany area for their overwhelming support, and ask them to help us make the concerts sell-outs so we can build ‘smart homes’ for two heroes—Spc. Bryan Dilberian and Tech Sgt. Joe Wilkinson.”
The Gary Sinise Lt. Dan Band Concert in Brooklyn will play a key role in raising funds to build Army Spc. Bryan Dilberian a house designed to allow him to live as independently as possible. Dilberian lost both legs and his left arm in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan last July.
The Gary Sinise Lt. Dan Band Concert in Albany will help build Air Force Tech Sgt. Joe Wilkinson (Ret.), his wife, and three young children, a “smart home.” Wilkinson is suffering from a degenerative nerve condition that has resulted in him being wheelchair-bound. His chronic condition is believed to have been caused by the toxic chemicals he may have been exposed to while serving in the Gulf War. The land for the Wilkinsons’ house has already been bought.
To buy a ticket to the Brooklyn Concert:
When: Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College
Call: (718) 951-4500
Go Online: www.brooklyncenter.com
To buy a ticket to the Albany Concert:
When: Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Washington Avenue Armory
Call: (518) 512-5203
Go Online: www.ticketweb.org
To make donations to Building For America’s Bravest Program, you can go to
Since 2011, the two foundations have joined forces to build smart homes for three quadruple amputees. In 2012 they are partnering on nine additional homes for very-severely wounded warriors from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They completed one home for Spc. Brendan Marrocco on June 11, 2011 in Staten Island, NY; broke ground October 26, 2011 at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO for Cpl. Todd Nicely‘s smart home; broke ground on Feb. 14 in Temecula, CA for Cpl. Juan Dominguez‘s home; and this year begin raising funds for homes not only in Brooklyn, NY for Spc. Dilberian, and Albany, NY for Tech Sgt. Wilkinson, but also for others in Ararat, VA, Columbia, MO, Atlanta, GA, Marietta, OH, and Whitehall, PA.
About the Gary Sinise Foundation
The Gary Sinise Foundation is dedicated to serving the Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. For more information, go to www.GarySiniseFoundation.org.
About The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named after fallen NY firefighter Stephen Siller, is best known for its annual Tunnel to Towers Run which follows Siller’s heroic run from a blocked-off Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center in a desperate bid to save lives. The Run, held the last Sunday of each September, attracts 30,000 participants from around the world. Beginning in 2011, cities all across America—including some of the largest—held their versions of the Tunnel to Towers Run and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Foundation’s “Building for America’s Bravest” program. For more information, go to http://www.TunneltoTowers.org.