Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I'm trying to raise $1270 for the Green Beret Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping wounded soldiers from the US Army Special Forces. Their role puts them directly in harm's way, often for extended periods. Unfortunately, this results in the Green Berets having the highest number of wounded personnel of any of the US Special Operations Forces.
To raise funds for their Foundation I'm planning on completing the GoRuck Ascent. The idea is to team up with a group of active duty Green Berets, former soldiers from different forces, and a group of hardcore athletes. The Ascent is a 100-hour adventure, where our group will wear some heavy packs, climb a few 14k peaks in Colorado, run/walk/ruck through some local towns and cities, learn some fun/useful mountaineering, survival, and medical skills, and of course, toss back a few beers around a bonfire. We're all committed to raising funds for the Foundation in preparation for the Ascent.
How am I training for this? Mostly by bouldering, running and hiking (sometimes with a weight belt, or with a backpack filled with bricks) with my dear friends from San Luis Obispo County.
I will be updating you all on my preparation to the Ascent, and on my fundraising efforts, through my blog: http://thewayofit.com/blog.
People ask me why I would do want to do anything like this. I say: It's part of being human to find out what you're capable and not capable of doing. And it is part of being human to reflect and assist those who are in need. Often I raise funds for women or children in need, here in the US, or abroad. This time I'm motivated to raise funds for those who put their lives at risk and sometimes pay a high price for their service. The Green Beret Foundation serves those wounded Special Forces soldiers and their families who are not reached by other charities. To give back a little, I'm raising money for the GBF.
Your donation is tax deductible. Please find more information about the Green Beret Foundation on their website:
http://www.greenberetfoundation.org/ (Federal Tax ID Number is 27-1206961)
Please give what you can. Every amount, no matter how small, counts. I'd love to have the support of as many as you as possible!
In gratitude for your support I will read the names of all donors to this page at the top of each 14k peak we reach this August as part of the Ascent. If I could, I would actually take you with me!
For information on the GoRuck Ascent:
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!