Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A request from my husband

As you guys know, my husband is a runner.

Not like *I* am a runner.

He's a REAL runner.

He goes far. And really, really fast.

Here is a message he typed up about a relay race he's doing next month. Please consider donating even $10 or $20 to this cause.

Thanks, peeps. You're the best.

I have never asked for donations for any of the races I've run.  However, in one month I will be running the Blue Ridge Relay to raise awareness and support for Team Racing for Veterans (Team R4V).  Therefore, I am asking you to consider supporting this organization financially.  Here is the link to the donation page.
What does this organization do?  Well, I'm glad you asked!  Team R4V creates life-changing opportunities for wounded veterans by promoting awareness, supporting rehabilitation, and empowering individuals to follow through on a path of healing with a sense of pride and accomplishment. They support disabled veterans or service members that live anywhere in the U.S, and not only provide them with adaptive sports equipment, but also pay for their coaching, entry fees, other necessary gear (bike helmet, gloves, etc.) and even CrossFit or gym memberships.  The veterans and service members do not have to be combat-wounded to receive assistance from Team R4V.  Their injuries must only be service-connected, which means they will even support those who were injured in training accidents.

Also, in order to receive Team R4V support, veterans and service members do not have to have a physical disability.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are referred to as the "signature wounds" of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  The numbers of veterans returning home with PTSD and TBI since 2001 are heartbreaking.  Over 300,000 military service members who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan have experienced symptoms of PTSD or major depression (2008 RAND Report).  Because of this, Team R4V focuses on empowerment and helping veterans take back the power that trauma stripped from them and developing the confidence and strength to take control of their lives.  If you want to know more, here is a link to their website.

Please consider donating!



1 comment:

Steven Hrpopolis said...

Too much words.