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2018 Clearing the Path Gala

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

October 2018

MLI held its 21st Anniversary Clearing the Path Gala on October 24, 2018 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. During the celebratory evening, our Founder & Chairman, General Gordon R. Sullivan, joined congressional and international leaders in presenting awards to richly deserving Honorees, including: a life-saving Mine Detection Dog Team from Azerbaijan; an inspirational landmine survivor, Mirsad Mirojević, from Bosnia Herzegovina who has dedicated his life to helping others and co-founded the “Fantomi” Sitting Volleyball team for mine survivors; the Marschall family from Maryland, who has been selflessly dedicated to helping others around the world through MLI’s Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS); Stephen and Jaqui Edelmann, a devoted couple that has been a great supporter of MLI’s work and has sponsored 7 life-saving dogs; and Representative Brian Mast (18th district, R-FL), a Florida Congressman who lost multiple limbs while serving with the US military in Afghanistan.

Mark Swayne, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, delivered a compelling keynote address and Andrea McCarren of WUSA 9 News and her service dog in-training, Nigel, gave a masterful performance as Emcee.

Thank you to all who participated in and supported our annual Gala! We hope to see you for another memorable night in October 2019!


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