Pin-Ups for Vets, a 501(c)(3) that benefits hospitalized veterans, will be conducting a free live video Q&A with its founder Gina Elise and four military veteran ambassadors on Monday, November 9 at 1 p.m. ET, which veterans and other fans can view live on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube. They will talk about their military service, what Veterans Day means to them, and the 2021 Pin-Ups for Vets calendar, which annually raises thousands for the charity.
“The more I heard about the uphill battles of our Wounded Warriors,” explained Elise about her founding of Pin-Ups for Vets, “the more convinced I was of the need to produce a project that would bring in funds to support all of our hospitalized Veterans.”
In addition, Elise will join “Stranger Things” actress Jennifer Marshall (Navy), Linsay Rousseau (Army), who voices the character of Elita-1 in “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” Megan Martine (Marines), and Shannon Corbeil (Air Force) to conduct paid “one on five” live video chats with individual fans beginning at 2 p.m. ET, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit. Fans can sign up for the live video chat as well as purchase a calendar as part of a special package here.
Wizard World, which has produced pop culture events for 20+ years, has been conducting Virtual Experiences with celebrities, artists, authors, directors and more, and is proud to support this great cause through its platforms.
The Pin-Ups for Vets 2021 Calendar is the 15th edition, and features 12 female veterans posing as pin-ups. To date, Pin-Ups for Vets has donated more than $70,000 worth of state-of-the-art rehab equipment for VA and military hospitals nationwide.
“My late Grandpa Lou served in the Army for 4 years during World War II,” added Elise. “I wanted to do something to honor his name. I always loved the romance of those bygone eras—especially the 1940’s—and I drew inspiration from the World War II pin-up girls, whose photos and paintings boosted morale for our soldiers fighting overseas.”