Save A Soldier Foundation Hosts First Gala To Fund Mental Health Breakthroughs For Military Members

The Save A Soldier Foundation (SAS), a nonprofit organization, will hold its inaugural Gala Fundraising Event on Saturday, March 2 at the Polo Hall of Fame & Museum, located at 9011 Lake Worth Road.

This landmark occasion aims to raise $1 million to support groundbreaking advancements in neuroscience, directly benefiting military members, both active and retired. The event underscores the nonprofit’s mission to advance breakthroughs in neuroscience for the betterment of all, caring for patients’ mental health by healing the brain from trauma and disorders, resulting in a quiet mind, enhanced cognition and a happier life.

In partnership with the International Institute for Brain Enhancement (IIBE) in Delray Beach, the SAS Foundation is poised to send 30 service members through an immersive therapy program. IIBE stands out as the only facility integrating hyperbaric oxygen treatment, extensive neurotherapies, and advanced IV therapy with nutraceuticals in one location. This holistic approach has demonstrated exceptional success in addressing PTSD, traumatic brain injury, suicide prevention, as well as other neurological conditions, like Alzheimer’s, autism and dementia.

Dr. Philip DeFina, a distinguished U.S. Army intelligence veteran, leads the IIBE with his dual expertise in neuropsychology and neurophysiology. His innovative protocols have revived more than 200 veterans from comas, significantly enhancing their brain health and overall well-being.

The gala promises an evening of sophistication and commitment to the cause. Guests will be treated to a champagne and caviar cocktail party, followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by Ken Rose Catering. The night will also feature both a silent and live auction.

Tickets are available at $500 per person, with all proceeds going toward achieving SAS’s goal of treating 100 brain-injured veterans over the next two years. This effort not only aims to give back “normal lives” to heroes and their families, but also to embody the mission of healing and enhancing mental health through the power of neuroscience.

Sponsorship opportunities, ranging from gold ($25,000) to copper ($5,000), offer a unique way to contribute to this noble cause. For more information, or to secure your tickets, reach out to or call (561) 819-6125. Purchase tickets online at