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On Nov 3, 2012, I will be running for Team Red White & Blue at Ironman Florida.
Team RWB uses a multifaceted approach, driven by our commitment to support the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. We focus on 4 key areas:
1. We impact wounded veterans through one-on-one relationships.
We believe the most effective way to impact a veteran's life is through ameaningful relationship with someone in their community. Our advocate program pairs wounded veterans with citizens we call "Team RWB advocates."The relationship between the the wounded veteran and the advocate is unique to the needs of the veteran. Typical interaction includes meeting for meals, assistance with attending medical appointments, attending local sportingevents and other social activities. This interaction allows veterans to growin their community, meet supportive people and find new passions in life.
2. We host community level events with wounded veterans and Team RWB advocates
We believe in the power of community. Team RWB hosts charity events, post-marathon gatherings, awareness dinners and other events that bringwounded veterans and "everyday Americans" together. These events build asense of community and allow citizens an opportunity to connect with wounded veterans and others who want to help. These events often enlist the help of local veteran support groups. By empowering communities we aim to transform the way wounded veterans are reintegrated into the towns and neighborhoods after their combat service.
3. We use athletic events as a tool to inspire people to action, raise awareness for our mission and fundraise to support the Team RWB advocate program
Team RWB athletes run anything between 5Ks and 100 mile races, compete in triathlons, climb mountains and belong to a Crossfit gyms. Our athletes usethese and other physical activities as a way to raise awareness for wounded veterans, their service, injuries and needs. Athletes train in and wear TeamRWB wicking shirts and serve as ambassadors for the charity. Their fundraising efforts are essential to the organization as they generate capital that is used to directly support wounded veterans and Team RWB programs.
4. We provide opportunities for everyday Americans to get involved to support wounded veterans by utilizing their unique skills
Team RWB understands that there are countless individuals who want to express their gratitude to these men and women who have courageously served our country and these supporters want to assist with wounded veterans' reintegration. To this end, we provide opportunities for people to use their talents to support wounded veterans and Team RWB's mission. Whether you build furniture, paint art work, provide legal assistance, review professional resumes, offer sporting lessons, make clothing, bake goods or any other activity- Team RWB wants you to use these talents as a member of our organization.
visit Team Red White & Blue's website at http://teamrwb.com/ for mor information
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