Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Racing for Wounded Warriors Project

On March 12th I am racing in a 10 mile event called the "Tough Mudder" ; it is an obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. The course will be over 10 miles, and will include 18 obstacles such as scaling walls, hurdles in the mud, climbing through tunnels, jumping over fire, etc!

 I am dedicating my race to our countries severely injured service men and women. I am slightly terrified (if you check out the website, you'll know why!), but ready to take it on. Although this will be a BIG challenge for me; I know it is a small thing in comparison to the toughness our injured service men, women, and their families exhibit in their everyday lives.  I ask you to support me in this goal by donating to the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project. 

Here are some details about the project:

The W.W.Projects goals are:
* To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
* To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
* To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Wounded Warrior Project began when several individuals took small, inspired actions to help others in need. 
 One night while watching the evening news, a group of veterans and brothers in Roanoke, VA were moved by the difficult stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They realized then and there that something needed to be done for these brave individuals beyond the brass bands and ticker tape parades. WWP began as a small, grassroots effort to provide immediate assistance when a warrior of this generation was injured. They felt the most good could be done by providing more comprehensive programs and services to the newly injured, rather than spreading too thin by trying to help all veterans. They also knew there were many terrific veterans' organizations for warriors from previous conflicts, but very few focused on serving our newest generation.

The support and resources WWP provides for physical and mental injuries is very impactful. Please donate on my fundraising page HERE . Twenty dollars or five dollars, no amount is too small to matter!

"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted. "
       - Aesop

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