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Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Calls for Action and Welcomes Health Care Champions to Event

‘Fox & Friends’ Co-Host Pete Hegseth Headlines Oct. 24 Fundraising Dinner in Minneapolis; Early Bird Deadline Ends Tonight

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Later this month, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,, will welcome two freedom and health care champions to its annual dinner and fundraising event in Minneapolis.

CCHF—a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, which exists to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights—will welcome “Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth, a dynamic voice for freedom and author of “In the Arena,” to the Oct. 24 event.

The evening will enable CCHF to continue what it does best—protect patients and doctors from government encroachment; distill complex health care issues into the easy-to-understand Health Freedom Minutes that air on more than 800 radio stations across the country; target the Achilles’ heels of health care policies; and keep the business of health care from destroying the caring mission of medicine.

“October 24 will be a night of celebration, but also an evening with a message of urgency,” said CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase. “We’ve been able to accomplish much and educate citizens about how health care policies and regulations affect their daily lives, namely how the Affordable Care Act has emptied the pockets of Americans and tied the hands of doctors. But especially in the wake of multiple non-repeal efforts, there is so much more to do. With the battle still raging in D.C., we look forward to sharing CCHF’s high hopes for a bright future for health care—despite the inaction of Congress. And with guests like Pete Hegseth and emcee Howard Root, our upcoming event will be one that those concerned with the future of health care won’t want to miss.”

As an infantry soldier, Ivy League scholar, veterans advocate and Fox News commentator, Hegseth has forged an informed, impassioned perspective on America’s future. A former CEO for Concerned Veterans for America, he now co-hosts “Fox & Friends,” provides analysis on the Fox News and Fox Business channels, and writes for National Review and His first book, “In the Arena,” was published in 2016, and Hegseth hopes his three young sons will someday be “in the arena” for God and country.

Emceeing the CCHF event will be Howard Root, recently retired CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc., and author of “Cardiac Arrest: Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Fed’s Hit List,” which documents his five-year legal battle against the false criminal charges that threatened to destroy his company and send him to prison—and how he stood up to the Feds’ attack and won.

The CCHF event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. CDT Oct. 24 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, 30 South 7th Street. A private reception for sponsors will begin at 5:30 p.m., with registration at 6 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner and program will begin at 7:15 p.m. Early registration prices end today, Oct. 9, at midnight CDT. For more information, sponsorship details or to register, click here or contact CCHF at or (651) 646-8935.

For more information about CCHF, visit, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. Also view the media page for CCHF here. For more about CCHF’s initiative The Wedge of Health Freedom, visit, The Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.